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"The Streets of San Francisco" Dead Lift (1977)

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Original Air Date:
5 May 1977 (Season 5, Episode 20)
Ah-nold, long before his movie stardom, made his TV-acting debut as a champion bodybuilder (which he... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The most fascinating episode in the entire series See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Karl Malden ... Detective Lt. Mike Stone

Richard Hatch ... Inspector Dan Robbins

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Josef Schmidt
Larry Mahan ... Henry Wilcox

Bert Freed ... Mr. Jenks

Diana Muldaur ... Judith Winters

Frances Rafferty ... Maxine Carson

Hilarie Thompson ... Irene Lupoff (as Hilary Thompson)
Peter Brandon ... Paul Allen
Jerry Ayres ... David Garver
Brendan Burns ... John Kopecki
Eddie Ryder ... Jim Barnotti
Florence Sundstrom ... Lydia Beauchamps
Larry Delaney ... Sergeant Andrews
Barry Cahill ... Colonel Langley
Dan Barton ... Desk Officer

Victor Izay ... Tony Lawler
William Bronder ... Pappy Thompson
Irene Robinson ... Riva Allen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Franco Columbu ... San Francisco Contest Builder #6 (uncredited)
Art Passarella ... Officer Sekulovich (uncredited)
Robbie Robinson ... Bodybuilder in Gym (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Michael Preece 
Writing credits
Larry Brody (written by)

Edward Hume (developed for television by)

Carolyn Weston (characters from novel)

Produced by
Quinn Martin .... executive producer
Russell Stoneham .... supervising producer
William Robert Yates .... producer
Marty Katz .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Michel Hugo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Howard Kunin 
Art Direction by
George B. Chan 
Production Management
Howard P. Alston .... in charge of production (as Howard Alston)
Dick Gallegly .... production manager
Ken Wilhoit .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Carter .... second assistant director
David Whorf .... assistant director
Art Department
Douglas Freeman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Halbert .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Scott .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Richard K. Brockway .... executive editorial supervisor (as Richard Brockway)
Donald Freeman .... colorist (2011-2012 Remaster)
Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor
Patrick Williams .... composer: theme music
Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant: executive producer
Hank Simms .... announcer
Jack B. Sowards .... executive story consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Hume  developed for television by

Film Editing by
Saul Caplan 
Casting by
Jim Merrick 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Carter .... second assistant director (1976)
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Dick Durock .... stunts
Tony Epper .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Max Kleven .... stunts
John Moio .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Don Pulford .... stunts
George Sawaya .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator
Other crew
Debra Hill .... script supervisor
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Miscellaneous: The San Francisco Dispatch article concerning the murder of the girl contains her picture but the accompanying article is gibberish and contains no facts alluding to either the girl or the murder.See more »
Josef Schmidt:[shaking Irene Lupof violently to death after she makes fun of his poses] STOP THAT! I'M NOT UGLY! I'M BEAUTIFUL! THIS IS WHAT THE BODY'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE!See more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The most fascinating episode in the entire series, 13 April 2007
Author: ( from Lubbock, Texas

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This was one of only two TV guest roles Arnold Schwarzenegger did before getting into movies, and it's his best early role before The Terminator. It was hard to find good roles for a muscle-bound hunk for whom English was a second language (very second language at the time), but the story works beautifully for Arnie, who plays a bodybuilder who comes to San Francisco to make it in the big time. Despite his immense muscles, he can't quite crack it, and he has developed an extreme hypersensitivity to criticism which could combine to produce a lethal assault on somebody (which it does). I only watched this episode on first broadcast so I'm fuzzy on the details, but my recollection is that steroids weren't explicitly mentioned. Schwarzenegger has always denied taking them, but there's no doubt that he saw other body builders use them and saw many of their effects -- which would include the temper and the hypersensitivity. In today's steroid-scandal era, this episode would be a fascinating look at the beginning of the steroid era and why people should be so concerned about it. Hopefully, this episode will show up on DVD some day and be a selling point for the fifth season.

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