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.
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).
As The Hollywood Reporter and other sources confirmed yesterday, famous TV director Walter E. Grauman died at the age of 93 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. Grauman often worked with producer Quinn Martin and directed several TV pilot movies - including 'The Streets of San Francisco' - and was director of several episodes of the series. He also helmed more than 50 episodes of Angela Lansbury's 'Murder, She Wrote' as well as multiple episodes of the crime shows 'Barnaby Jones' and 'The Untouchables' during his five-decade career.
The screencaps for Commitment are now accessible on the episodes' page. Mike Stone has to face a set-up, perfidiously arranged by mobster Al Lyman, framing him in the murder of undercover cop Gino Carlino. Jeannie visits her father whenhe is told to meet Carlino by the waterfront in regard to a 12-year old unsolved murder case that Stone investigated at that time. Mike gets knocked off at the docks, and Carlino is shot to death with Stone's gun. Hot-shot internal affairs Inspector Glenn Decker puts a puzzle together, suspecting Mike of corruption and murder. Jeannie gets also involved when Lyman's henchmen fake a bribe money handover to her at Fishermans Wharf, knowing that police is observing the the bearer involved. Steve tries to convince Decker of Stone's unconditional loyalty but has to do more than just talk - so he finally tems up with Decker in order to uncover the truth. The involvement of informer Cappy who was connected by Steve, and the death of another henchman of Lyman's leads them to corruption inside the SFPD.
This episode starts at Ferry Plaza by night. Later on, Mike is being guided to Pier 34 where he is being knocked unconscious and Carlino shot to death with Mike's gun. Several sequences were filmed inside and in front of Mike's house on Potrero Hill, and the chase with Lyman's henchman Denny Miller leads us from Potrero down to the Industrial Harbor (with a stop-over at 17th and Kansas Streets where Mike makes a call to Decker's office). Jeannie is lured into the bribe money trap at Hyde and Beach, and Steve meets informer Cappy downtown at O'Farrell and Powell, whereas Baxter's appartment (who is shot down on the rooftop by Mickey Sims) is located at Market and Guerrero. Soon after, Steve and Decker can book Sims and Miller in a mansion in Pacific Heights (with that great panorama view of the Bay through the window), and the climax was filmed inside and in front of the Davies Campus of today's California Pacific Medical Center at Duboce and Castro.
The media page was supplemented by another five colour production stills, totaling in 15 pictures there. Among others, these include Steve from the pilot movie, and Mike performing as a clown.
Furthermore, I'd like to let you know that I am about to return to a weekly update interval from now on.