The Streets of San Francisco: Season 2, Vol. 2 [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9004702
  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
$14.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Moving from Saturday nights to its more familiar Thursday-evening berth on ABC, Streets of San Francisco launched a second season of hard-hitting, location-filmed cop dramas, starring Karl Malden as veteran SFPD detective Mike Stone and Michael Douglas as Mike's younger but no less capable partner, Inspector Steve Keller. As with any Quinn Martin TV production, one of the great strengths of Streets of San Francisco is its roster of guest-star talent. Season Two is distinguished by two remarkable examples of casting against type, both involving popular singers. In the first, Rick Nelson utterly shatters his Ozzie and Harriet image as a charming, sexually ambivalent "Pied Piper" who lures teenage girls into prostitution; and in the second, Lola Falana plays the grim-visaged girlfriend of a professional thief--and even gets to sing in the bargain. Other guest performers this season include Tom Bosley as a pathetic two-bit thief, Martin Sheen as a womanizing bank robber, Leif Erickson as a troubled priest, Leslie Nielsen as a terminally ill cop, Paul Fix as a septugenarian "Robin Hood", Signe Hasso as a colorful psychic, Celeste Holm as a vengeful widow, and series star Michael Douglas' real-life mom Diana Douglas as the mother of a kidnap victim. And of course, viewers are treated to early performances by a number of stars-to-be, including Nick Nolte as a troubled Vietnam vet, Sam Elliott as a rodeo star, future ChiPs costar Larry Wilcox as a nomadic teen, and Cheryl Ladd--still using her pre-Charlie's Angels billing of Cheryl Stopplemoor--as a murder victim. The move to Thursdays did wonders for the ratings of Streets of San Francisco, with the series ending up as the 22nd most-watched program in America. ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Karl Malden - Det. Lt. Mike Stone
    • Michael Douglas - Insp. Steve Keller
    • Richard Hatch - Insp. Dan Robbins
    • Lee Harris - Lt. Lessing




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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still Great!

      Posted
      Janice321

      Had not watched "Streets of San Francisco" since it was my favorite show in the 70's so was not sure if I would still like it. Bought this DVD at my local Best Buy store and have been enjoying it so much! The joking between Karl Malden and Michael Douglas is fun to watch, the SF scenery beautiful (and it is fun to see what has changed in 35 years!), the writing and acting surprisingly good for that era of TV--all in all a well done show that still pleases after all these years!! Now I will buy the rest of the DVD's at Best Buy.com (the only place I have found them!).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oldie but goodie

      Posted
      Michelli88
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      I bought these for my dad, to cover the missing episodes from the batch my brother sent him. This is one show Dad is hooked on. He is so happy with these, that he's decided I'm the one who will be ordering every last one of the episodes. Thank you, Best Buy, for helping to brighten Dad's days.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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