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One of this series' retro-TV delights is the veteran/rookie casting dynamic that extends to the series' guest stars. The pilot episode features Robert Wagner as a slick and initially suspect lawyer, and a pre-Happy Days Tom Bosley as the victim's landlord. The future Starsky & Hutch show up, albeit in separate episodes. David Soul is a racist cop with a surprising genealogy in "Hall of Mirrors" and in "Bitter Wine," Paul Michael Glaser stars as a man who spent 12 years in San Quentin for his brother's crime. Other familiar faces from TV Land include Vic Tayback (Alice), Victor French (Little House on the Prairie), Edward Mulhare (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir), and Di ck Van Patten (Eight Is Enough). But perhaps this serie s' real star is San Francisco, an offbeat location for a cop show. Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other landmarks are intriguing backdrops as the gruff but compassionate Stone and the more hotheaded Keller pursue criminals and killers, some of whom are as deeply twisted as Lombard Street. Throw in a vintage show-launch interview with Malden and Douglas conducted by former Hollywood columnist and Oscars red-carpet emcee Army Archerd, and you have a set that's a real San Francisco treat. --Donald Liebenson
Beyond The Streets of San Francisco
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*Before Hill Street Blues and after Police Story. Very cool. Not a cheap production.Published 2 months ago by Ron & Anna Winship
I've spoken to a number of people that share my opinion here.
When we were younger, i.e., when this show was playing in prime time or when we watched it in syndication... Read more
Love Streets of San Francisco!!!! Love the acting and love the characters!Published 7 months ago by lb29
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|Old school fun.||
Well, I'm not really a child of the '70's, or a native San Franciscan, but I have purchased a lot of DVD releases of series from that decade, and so far, I have really enjoyed those purchases. My mother purchased the "Waltons" releases (as that series is one of her favorites), and she's... Read More
Jan 8, 2009 by Ben Masters | See all 2 posts
I'm not quite sure about that. However, I do know that you can put up English closed-captioning.
Mar 28, 2009 by Ben Masters | See all 2 posts
|The 70's Nash Bridges||
Comparing SOSF to Nash Bridges is like comparing apples and oranges. By the way, did you ever catch the SOSF episode where a young Don Johnson starred in an episode called "Hot Dog" in which he plays a motorcycle cop who dates Karl Malden's daughter in the show.
There is no... Read More
Jul 24, 2008 by Steve Keller | See all 2 posts
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