This website is an unofficial and non-commercial fansite for the Seventies' cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. This site was originally set up not long after the first set of official DVDs was released. Following a period of inactivity, it was officially re-launched on July 15, 2013, and the pages are still being added to the various categories.
Browse the site using the nav on the top - there are episodic summaries and screencaps, information on filming locations, video clips and a lot more to come. For the latest updates to the website, please check out the recent blog posts below. You may track all updates made to the website and news on the series by checking out the complete blog.
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any questions, suggestions or just comments.
The media page was supplemented by a rather rare promotional folder issued by Worldvision Enterprises in the 1980's. Worldvision was a television program distributor, and a subsidiary of the ABC Television Network, hence responsible for the re-distribution of the series following its original run in the 1970's. That campaign also comprised full-page advertisements (which can be seen on the media page, too) as well as comprehensive informative materials on the series aimed at TV stations all over the United States, e.g. media release folders including a full synopsis of episode numbers and summaries.
I have added the screencaps for The Set-Up to the episodes' section. Again, a little more focus on the main guest character in this episode, and again, it's done very well. A hit-man returns from Europe, recalled for one last hit. Appearances can be deceptive however, and we find out that this man's life has totally changed, and the mobster who called him back may not have the motivations he claims. Steve and Mike work the case, but we as viewers get a lot more insight than they into the hitman's character and situation.
In this episode, we are taken to various locations throughout the city. The opening sequence was filmed at San Quentin prison, and subsequently the inmate who was almost assassinated is taken in protective custody at a site named Clover Leaf Rest Home (I am still trying to find out whether this was a fake sign or not). The former hit-man arrives at San Francisco International Airport and takes a shabby transient hotel room in Chinatown. Several sequences were filmed in the Tenderloin, at Leavenworth and Turk, where Mike and Steve are shading a bar owner and former member of the mob. Filming locations also include one of the mansions on Marina Boulevard (just for indoor filming), the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco General Hospital, Aquatic Park, and the Embarcadero, just south of the Ferry Terminal and right beneath the elevated Embarcadero Freeway.
With some focus on the TV movie Back to The Streets of San Francisco, I have just uploaded a couple of original press release photos to the media page. As many of you are aware of, the movie was produced by NBC, so I set up a separate section for these pictures. Rumours had it that NBC tried to promote a possible remake series of The Streets of San Francisco when releasing the TV movie back in 1992, however, these rumours have never been confirmed or fortified.
So, just enjoy the pictures. :)
The screencaps for Act of Duty are now online in the episodes' section. Being on the trail of a serial rapist in the Pacific Heights district, who obviously chases his victims in a local supermarket, Evelyn Hennick, a female police officer and friend of Steve Keller, is murdered in her apartment. Another female police officer and former roommate of the murder victim, Sherry Reese, rather a rookie, volunteers herself as bait in the trap but Mike Stone denies her effort for responsibility reasons. Sherry gets in contact with one of the former rape victims, who actually remembers an interesting detail the rapist said to her. Disregarding Mike's order, Sherry decides to take it on her own - and finally puts homicide's efforts and her own life in jeopardy.
Although this episode is supposed to take place in the Pacific Heights district, much of the actual filming was located in the Marina. Mike and Steve observe a supermarket which actually is Safeway at Marina and Buchanan. We are also taken to Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, and to a military base which is supposed to be the Presidio, however, I am pretty sure there was not a building like the one shown as the 'base headquarters' on the Presidio, and the color does not coordinate with anything else there. Anyway, Sherry Reese meets former victim Nancy Connors for a questioning in a café at Davis Court, whereas the location of Sherry's new aparment house remains unidentified.
I have just added actual filming location photos for the pilot movie to the locations page. You can now find the location where Holly Jean Berry's dead body was found, David Farr's apartment as well as the exclusive mansion of Gregory Praxas, the murderer of the missing young boy as well of Holly Jean Berry and her brother.
There are so many location photos to follow, however, it is quite time-consuming selecting and editing these pictures, so please be patient. :)