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

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Larry Brody (written by)
Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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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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 (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
Bob Hoy .... stunts (as Robert Hoy)
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:
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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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The Mad Muscleman, 27 May 2014
Author: kapelusznik18 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

***SPOILERS**** Very sensitive at being laughed at and ridiculed pumped up weightlifter Joe Schmidt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, just loses it when pretty collage student, whom he picked up in the park while doing his morning jog, Irene Lupoff, Hillary Thompson, cracked up laughing as he was doing his muscle flexing routine. Grabbing Irene and shaking her like a rag-doll Joe end up killing her by breaking her neck. With the SFPD headed by Let. Det. Mike Stone, Karl Malden, and his partner Insp. Dan Robbins, Richard Hatch, on the case that know the man that their looking for is as strong as a wild silver back gorilla and would definitely needs back-up, like the entire San Francisco police department, to bring him down and have him put behind bars.

Meanwhile Joe's problems don't just end with Inrene's murder he's fired from his job as a loader in a beer distributor wear-house for making his fellow employees look bad by doing, in lifting 100 to 200 pound beer cages, 10 time as much as work as they do. Not really a bad guy Joe can actually be both witty and charming especially with the ladies when he wants to. But just make the slighted fun of him and his physic he turns from being a kindly and lovable a Dr.Jeakel into a crazed and homicidal Mr. Hyde at the drop of a hat.

***SPOILERS*** After his latest outburst in him being laughed up while doing his muscle man act on the stage during a Mr. San Francisco contest, Joe finished 2nd, he turned his rage on his very understanding girlfriend Judith Winter, Diana Muldaur, who was always supportive of him and his feelings about being treated like a freak by everyone he ever encounters as well as beat up. Flipping out big time Joe tears Judith's house apart and when he's just about to do the same to her the police arrive. With Let. Det. Stone, who knew that bullets won't hurt the big gorilla, using both psychology as well as kindness and understanding he gets a by now very confused and guilt ridden Joe to meekly give himself up without as much as a shot being fired.

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