Lt. Mike Stone (Karl Malden) and Inspector Steve Keller (Michael Douglas) are homicide detectives cruising the streets of San Francisco, solving crimes while bantering back and forth, typically about Keller's relative inexperience and Stone's cranky and set-in-his-ways attitude. In season 5, Keller left and Inspector Dan Robbins (Richard Hatch) became Stone's new rookie partner.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Back to the Streets of San Fra… Aired: Jan. 27, 1992
Michael Stone now Captain of The Detectives Bureau is investigating the death of his old partner Inspector Steven Keller.
Series Fun Facts
- Karl Malden had been a close friend of Michael Douglas's father Kirk Douglas since the 1930s.
- In the San Francisco police department, an "Inspector" is just a detective rank. In other police departments, an Inspector is a much higher rank (in the NYPD, Inspector is the rank above…
[show]In the San Francisco police department, an "Inspector" is just a detective rank. In other police departments, an Inspector is a much higher rank (in the NYPD, Inspector is the rank above Captain; in the UK police, an Inspector is equivalent to a Lieutenant).
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): A radio dispatcher describes a suspect vehicle as a 1970 Dodge. It is actually a 1969 model.