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The Streets of San Francisco 

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

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Edward Hume
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1977   1976   1975   1974   1973   1972  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Karl Malden ...  Detective Lt. Mike Stone 120 episodes, 1972-1977
Michael Douglas ...  Inspector Steve Keller 98 episodes, 1972-1976
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Storyline

A pair of plainclothes homicide detectives, Lieutenant Mike Stone and Inspector Steve Keller, cruise the streets of San Francisco, California solving a variety of crimes, usually involving murder. Stone is the street-smart twenty-year veteran cop, and Keller is the college-educated rookie. Much of the series' success was due to the friendly by-play and relationship between the two leads. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Rugged drama of the city and its people. Starring Karl Malden and co-starring Michael Douglas (season 1)

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las calles de San Francisco See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(119 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Karl Malden was sixty-years-old when the show started, and sixty-five when it ended. See more »

Crazy Credits

End credits (from seasons 2-5): Photographed Completely On Location in San Francisco. In season 1, the production was split with exteriors filmed in San Francisco and interior scenes filmed at the Burbank Studios in Burbank, California. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Bloody Ape (1997) See more »

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Great Detective Team and Great City
1 April 2008 | by aimless-46See all my reviews

The 119 hour-long episodes of this police drama were originally broadcast on ABC from 1972 to 1977. This DVD contains 12 episodes (570 minutes) of the 23 episodes from the second season. All the second season episode titles and their original air-dates are detailed below.

Quinn Martin ("The Fugitive" and "The F.B.I.") stayed with his favorite genre and enhanced it by using the city made famous for its crime by "Bullet" and "Dirty Harry". The production is classy but the stories are not particularly interesting or original.

The show's real claim to fame is as the best ever pairing of a veteran cop with a young hunk rookie. While this is an overused concept it works particularly well in this series because the actors (Karl Malden as Mike Stone and Michael Douglas as Steve Keller) shared much the same career dynamic as their on-screen characters. Veteran actor Malden ("On the Waterfront" etc.) plays a blue-collar 23-year veteran of the force and acting novice Douglas a college-educated newcomer interested in new methods of crime solving.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.


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