The Streets of San Francisco: Season 2, Vol. 2
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Here are the episodes with a few guest stars and directors noted:
The Runaways--3 kids trying to stay together (Larry Wilcox, Jeanette Nolan)
Winterkill--bombs and blackmail
Most Feared in the Jungle--woman doesn't believe baby was stillborn
Commitment--Stone's daughter visits, always a good ep (Tyne Daly)
Chapel of the Damned--kidnapping and psychics
Blockade--rape and murder (Cheryl Ladd, Ida Lupino, Charles Martin Smith)
Crossfire--a sniper (Nick Nolte)
A String of Puppets--Steve goes undercover (dir by Richard Donner)
Inferno--arson, of course!
The Hard Breed--rodeo murder (Harry Carey, Jr.)
Rampage--vigilantes, always a 70s favorite! (Ron Glass)
Death and the Favored Few--blackmail
The Streets of San Francisco followed the pattern of most of Martin's shows. There were divided into three acts and an epilogue, and the guest stars were introduced at the beginning of each episode. The show feature veteran, Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden (who during this time starred in a series of popular commercials for American Express credit cards) and Michael Douglas, son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.
Malden played veteran SF homicide cop Mike Stone, who was newly paired with rookie detective Steven Keller, played by Douglas. Following the Naked City model of police dramas, Stone showed the green Keller the ropes of policing the city while Keller used his criminology decree and understanding of modern technology to balance the equation. Darleen Carr has an occasional role as Stone daughter and Keller's eventual love interest.
This was a solid, enjoyable series and the teaming of Malden and Douglas was an excellent one. This show is one that is still entertaining almost forty years later.
Yes, some of the stories and some of the the lighting are a bit, "early seventies" but I want to have every one of these. And if you like old cars, every car on the street is a classic. I love seeing (and mapping) the San Francisco scenes. I hope that of all the remaing seasons are released soon. Keep 'em coming Amazon!
If you are a fan of police shows, get this one! It is the best.
My wife and I love the location filming in and around San Francisco.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Yeah, but the packaging on this sucks. All of the cases in the series has been fine until this joke box. The single disc case is fine. The double one is a nightmare. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George Moffatt
Hooked until this day. It's so much more enjoyable when you can watch a show straight through. Michael Douglas was excellent in this series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paula J. Limpert
Great tv show, but bought it for the episode Barry Atwater is in. It arrived as expected.Published 6 months ago by Desiree'
the dvds are great but the cases are bad the dvd discs won t stay in placePublished 10 months ago by Timothy D. Varner
For four seasons in the 1970s, Karl Malden and Michael Douglas played a detective team in the ABC police drama "The Streets of San Francisco. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eric Mayforth
I have had a huge crush on Michael Douglas since I first saw this series in 1972. The rapport between Stone and Keller is believable and I LOVE the city of San Francisco where... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Barbara
One of my all time favourite shows. Magical chemistry between actors Karl Malden and Michael Douglas and the fascination of a beautiful city, San Francisco make this a very... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anthony McGill
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