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Streets of San Francisco - Season 2, Vol. 2

Streets of San Francisco - Season 2, Vol. 2

John Wilder
Director: George Cowan, Richard Donner Cast: John Wilder
John Wilder
, Karl Malden
Karl Malden
George Cowan, Richard Donner,

DVD (Slip Sleeve / Subtitled / Full Frame)

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2008
UPC: 0097361386942
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 10:21:00
Sales rank: 56,265

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Karl Malden Actor
Celeste Holm Mrs. Shaninger
Charles Martin Smith Rusty
Geoffrey Deuel Insp. Glenn Decker
Glenn Corbett Phil Wallick
Jim Davis Roy
Kitty Winn Barbara Talmadge
Larry Wilcox George Morgan
Michael Douglas Actor
Paul Fix Wade Tillman
Robert Hooks Joe Joplin
Rosemary Murphy Etta Morris Randolph
Signe Hasso Madame Vasiliev
Barry Livingston Jack Morgan
Barry Sullivan Martin Wallick
Claude Akins Bob Mason
Denver Pyle Carl Armstrong
Diana Douglas Mrs. Sloane
Don Stroud Chet Barrow
Janet MacLachlan Mrs. Joplin
Joel Fabiani Matthew Starr
Leslie Charleson Joanna Randolph Reed
Pamela Franklin Peggy Dunnigan
Sam Elliott Ken Johnson
William Watson Sgt. Milt Dedini
Darlene Carr Jeannie Stone
Harold Gould Joseph Francis
Jeanette Nolan Judge Millie Cox
John McLiam Dr. Joe
John Qualen Frank Casey
Katherine Justice Katherine Wallick
Lane Bradbury Rosie Johnson
Lola Falana Jackie Sterling
Nick Nolte Capt. Alan Melder
Patricia McCormack Jill Cameron Lawrence
Steven Keats Floyd Stahlbecker
Steven Oliver Mark Dillon
Brent Davis Burgess
Davey Davison Pam Greenfield
Debbie Lytton Sharon
Greg Mullavey John Reed
Ida Lupino Wilma
James J. Sloyan Wilson Tubbs
Joe Santos Frank Perez
Kaz Garas Jason
Linden Chiles Robert Tillman
Nan Martin Prof. Talmadge
Noah Beery Jensen
Richard Kelton Scoggans
Anthony Charnota Nick Green
Ben Frank Scotty
Cheryl Ladd Susan Morley
Frank Marth Roger Maxwell
Harry Carey Bo
Joe Maross Charlie
June Dayton Vera
Kent Smith Harlan Cox
Patricia Smith Mrs. Hunt
Pegi Boucher Julie
Tyne Daly Mrs. Carlino
William Jordan DeSantis
Hari (Harry) Rhodes Harry Gates

Technical Credits
George Cowan Director
John Wilder Director
Richard Donner Director
Robert Day Director
Seymour Robbie Director
Virgil Vogel Director
William Hale Director

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