Streets Of San Fransisco

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  1. Texicaster

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    A Quninn Martin Production!

    I found seasons 1-3 DVDs of Streets Of San Fransisco for $5 the other day! Watched the pilot episode. It's so cool! I love seeing SF back in the early 1970s. I think 1972 was the date of the 1st episode.

    You can kinda tell it's Dirty Harry inspired with weird criminals. The wise old cop and young gun seems kinda cliche. Cool how SF is a major player! Maybe the first TV show to use place as such a feature!

    The cars, the streets, the styles the side burns! It's all so cool! I had as much fun watching the city as the plot.

    Every once in a while I find these old TV shows in sets and am disappointed but this seems like a winner!

    Now I just gotta score a copy of Quincy! :D

     
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    Brenda Vaccaro was Michael Douglas' girlfriend at the time.
     
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    Beat me to it, Skully.......
    I always liked Streets of San Francisco. My intro to Michael Douglas, and longtime fan of Karl Malden. I liked the way his calm, deliberate manner tried to moderate and tame Douglas' energy and impulsiveness. Great show.
    Quincy?.....not so much. ;)
     
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    okay buddy boy.

    if you are digging quinn martin maybe get roy thinnes in the invaders. mo betta
     
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    This was in those benighted days before scraping the sidewalks of feces became a San Francisco tradition.
     
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    I also liked McCloud with Dennis Weaver in 70-77.
     
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    seems also influenced by Bullitt (1968)
    unfortunately Quincy didn't fly his car over the hills.
     
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    Dragnet (1967) was quintessential LA. Perry Mason (1957) less so, though it couldn't have really been anywhere else. New York has been featured in series probably back to the beginning, with shows such as "The Naked City", but a lot of them could be some imaginary metropolis, I suppose.
     
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    Yep!

    In the one episode I've seen so far every time they get called out they burn rubber and at least one scene of catching air on a SF hill!
     
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    I think 77 Sunset Strip was the first to pay homage to a city, but Route 66 covered the whole country.
     
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    They can run after do-badders with their heads up.
     
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    I’d put Jack Webbs’ Adam 12 in there too.
     
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    All of those QM shows were so cookie-cutter, but so satisfying. And great music too! I recently got sucked into watching some old episodes of Cannon.

     
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    Brenda Vaccaro, at the time, was hot.
     
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    Ok, is this the series with an opening montage that includes a car going airborne over a hill in SF? I remember watching that series once in awhile.
     
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    Lot's of those shows are great to watch! Almost like old home movies!

    Mannix was another good one but not sure if a QM production.
     
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    The best part about watching old movies and tv shows are the street scenes showing the cars and fashions of the time. Sometimes its even enough to carry the whole movie.
     
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    Great show. I grew up in San Francisco so of course I love this series. I really enjoy seeing the locations in SF.

    Karl Malden's house in the first season is just a few block from where I lived when I was a kid. That's the Church / Noe Valley neighborhood.
     
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    Yea but she did not go it alone. Michael didn't like to stay on the porch.
     
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    I remember when Don Johnson had a show set in SF and they mispronounced Noe Valley... too funny.
     
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