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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

The Streets of San Francisco is a television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco, California, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions, with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television (QM produced the show on its own for the remainder of its run). 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 »

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Maybe it got better....I just knew after a few episodes that it wasn't for me.
18 September 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

My family used to love detective shows when I was a kid and we watched them all the time. Recently, I decided to try watching a few of these series and found I really liked many of them still. Sadly, "The Streets of San Francisco" wasn't one of them. After watching the first two discs of Season One from Netflix, I found that the writing was a serious problem. Too many plot holes and way too many weird plot elements made this show hard to stick with for long. For instance? In the pilot, the killer turns out to be an old-time actor who dresses like Anton LaVey and has built a dungeon where he can torment his victims!! In the second episode, you have a Jack the Ripper-like guy hacking up prostitutes! In the next episode, you have a crazed kidnapper and ultra-violent guy talked out of crime after conversing with the Detective! In the one after that, a guy who recreates women to look like a woman he murdered--so he can then murder them!! All of these crimes are insanely bizarre--too bizarre to be believed. And, the plot holes...the many plot holes didn't make things any better.

Perhaps the show did get better after the first six episodes. I just know that there are better things I can do with my time than watch a series that seems so incredibly poorly written and ridiculous.


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