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.
I have just added the screencaps for Crossfire to the episodes' page. Following a shooting at the University's campus, in which a female student, Penny Dunnigan, is injured and a renowned professor killed, Stone and Keller are investigating what initially seems to be the act of a madman. However, their investigations uncover a different perspective when they learn the killed professor has had an affair with the female student who suffered a flesh wound in her arm, and everything seems to be anything but coincidental. While the wealthy widow, Mrs. Shaninger, quite convincingly assures she did not know anything about her husband's alternate life (supported by her sister-in-law), something seems to be misleading. Another aspect turns up when Peggy reveals that the had just broken up with the professor and was going to marry a P.O.W. out of Vietnam who is currently treated in a San Diego military hospital. Balistics find out that the assassin used an M-16 military rifle, so Steve is going to San Diego in order to check the facts on Peggy's fiancé, Marine Corps Captain Alan Melder. Back from southern California, Steve knows they can scratch Melder from their list. With another shooting at the campus and a certain detail Mike remembers after Steve had reported of his first talk to Mrs. Shaninger, their investigations are concentrating on the widow who - as it turns out - had contracted a psychic unstable patient who used to see the professor about his mental illness who is now on the run.
Filming locations will follow soon.
Another five original production stills were added to the respected gallery on the media page, making up a total of 20 pictures in this section right now. These now comprise another portrait of Mike and Steve as well as of Steve and Dan saying good-bye in 'The Thrill Killers'. In addition, there's a street scene where Mike holds up his gun, and a production shot with Mike and Steve arriving on Alcatraz Island with that orange chopper in 'Going Home'.
I have added the screencaps for Blockade to the episodes' page. Mike and Steve are investigating rape and murder of a young and attractive waitress whose body is found dead in the Golden Gate Park. Her car, that was left behind at the Great Highway along Ocean Beach, as well as witnesses' statements soon lead them to a suspicious guy, Chet Barrow, who is working for an aviation maintenance company. They do not know yet that Barrow had teamed-up with a young and naïve guy, Russell Jamison, who was not aware of his friend's real intention and tendency to violance before. The whole case gets even tougher when Barrow seeks to hide-out at Russ' home by taking his buddy as well as Mrs. Jamison and the daughter of a judge hostage. Our two cops literally smell the rat after interrogating Russell at his home but need to work out a good and safe plan to set the hostages free. This episode also has a sociocritical aspect which augmented in the early 1970's when old-style conservative parents lost touch with their growing-up children. Here we learn that Mrs. Jamison has dedicated all her life to the family of a judge but fails to see her neglected son has fallen with the psycho Chet Barrow and actually helped him kill their victim.
Talking about this episode's crime scene, we are taken to famous Cliff House where Chet Barrow and Russ Jamison are setting the trap for waitress Susan Ellen Morley by manipulating her car's fuel system; Susan's dead body is found in the Golden Gate Park, in Stow Lake precisely, the next day. The Jamison's house in located in Potrero Hill, at 553 Wisconsin Street, and Mike meets Susan's father down at Fisherman's Wharf. During their investigation, Mike and Steve are also going to San Quentin Penitentiar as well as to the Industiral Harbour around Pier 70 (notice that orange 'Boats, Beer, Bait' sign in background),and the general aviation field of San Francisco International Airport. Following Barrow's motorcycle escape at the airport, the plot centers onto the Jamison's house in Potrero Hill (with police operations based at 20th and Wisconsin Streets).
Following a misleading news alert on Amazon UK in March, suggesting that season 3 of The Streets of San Francisco is scheduled for the European market soon, both Paramount UK as well as Paramount Germany confirmed to thestreetsofsanfrancisco.net there are currently no plans to release seasons 3 thru 5 of the series in the European DVD regional code format.
As we recall, both - seasons 1 and 2 - were released in the US back in 2007 and 2008, followed by Europe in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Now that seasons 3, 4, and 5 were released in the US almost three years ago (mid to late 2012), there's little hope we will ever see them in the European format.
I have added the screencaps for Chapel of the Damned to the episodes' page. In this episode, Mike and Steve are confronted with a tough case and even tougher circumstances. A wealthy woman, Mrs. Adele Sloan, whose daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom, has more faith in a female psychic than in Mike's and Steve's investigation work. In the very beginning, Mrs. Sloane's prejudices and early evidence are pointing at the daughter's boyfriend, Mark Dillon, who is everything but a perfect gentlemen and, furthermore, cannot provide an airtight alibi. Nonetheless, a broken contact lens the crime lab specialists found in the get-away car as well as a stuttering phone call by one of the kidnappers lead our two cops to a perfidious fraud and the brain behind the scene.
Locations of this episode include the apartment complex where Mrs. Sloane's daughter is kidnapped and many scenes filmed right in front of the building as well as inside her aparment at 2000 Broadway. Mark Dillon is working at the National Cold Ice Storage facility located at the northern edge of Potrero Hill at Alameda & Rhode Island (now demolished), whereas his apartment is found on Waller Street in the Upper Haight district. Carlos Rubiro's hotel room was located in the 'Hotel Atlanta' at 92 7th Street, south of Market, an area that has been completely re-built over the past two decades. Mrs. Vasiliev's 'Chapel of the Mind' is at 1083 Dolores Street, and she kills her stuttering henchman in John McLaren Park. The ransom handover sequence takes place at San Francisco International Airport, in the SF Helicopters terminal building, and the final act is supposed to be SF General Hospital (according to the short exterior view at the beginning, with no acting) but, as far as I can say, it rather looks like California Pacific Medical Center's Davies Campus in Duboce Triangle (interior acting scenes with Mike, Steve and Mrs. Sloane).