The Streets of San Francisco: Season 4, Episode 23

Runaway (18 Mar. 1976)

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A 15-year-old runaway girl comes to the apartment of the father she hasn't seen in years, only to find a man dead inside. When she finds out her father is not the dead man but possibly the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Darleen Carr ...
Jeannie Stone
Fred Cavanaugh
Alex Henteloff ...
Clarence Hoby
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Chris Cavanaugh
Edward Walsh ...
Dave Cox
Milton Selzer ...
Manny Judson
Walter Burke ...
Joey Collins
Claire Brennen ...
Joan Cavanaugh
Joshua Shelley ...
Florence Sundstrom ...
Eddie Quillan ...
Frank Loverde ...
Art Passarella ...
Officer Sekulavich


A 15-year-old runaway girl comes to the apartment of the father she hasn't seen in years, only to find a man dead inside. When she finds out her father is not the dead man but possibly the killer, she still continues to search for him, not knowing that he is also being hunted by the brother of the dead man, who plans to kill him. Written by rbecker28

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***SPOILERS*** More about misguided love then murder has 15 year old runaway Chris Cavanaugh, Pamelyn Ferdin, from deep in the heart of Kansas travel all the way to San Francisco to meet her daddy the sleaze ball deadbeat Fred Cavanaugh, Billy Green Bush, who left her and her mom in the cold and deep in debt, by not paying the families bills, when she was but an infant. Coming to daddy's apartment Chris finds this dead body laying there who was just knocked off by the just paroled from San Quentin Dave Cox, Edward Walsh, who mistook the now stiff and ready for the city morgue for daddy who set up Cox's brother in drug sting. Taken in by the kind hearted social worker Jeannie Stone, Darleen Carr, until she can get a ride back home Chris still tries to track down daddy and have him come home with her to Moma in Kansas.

It's Jeannie's pop Let. Det. Mike Stone, Karl Malden, who soon finds out just exactly what Chris' daddy was like and does everything to keep her from finding out the truth about him that can really freak her out and make her go mental. Despite all the efforts that Let. Det. Stone his daughter Jeannie as well as Stone's partner Inspt. Steve Keller, Michael Douglas, do to keep daughter & father apart Chris finally tracks down her elusive daddy in this deserted run down building on the SF waterfront and soon gets the surprise of her life in just was a low down creep he really is!

***SPOILERS*** It was heart-breaking to see just what Chris, who worshiped the ground that he walked on, fond out about her daddy in the few minutes that she got to see the creep. Instead of embracing his long lost daughter daddy wanted or better yet demanded her to give him her $50.00 in birthday money so he can buy a bus ticket to Mexico to escape all his creditors, like the local Mafia, who are out to whack him! It's then that Let. Det. Stone & Inspt. Keller came on the scene with a squad of members of the SFPD to arrest him for crimes far too numerous to mention in a 60 minute episode of "The Streets of San Francisco". As for Chris despite her disappointment she came away from all this a lot more informed, in what her daddy really was and still is, in what life is all about.

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