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's real name "Sekulovich" is also the character of the elderly Sergeant, who took the bad guys to the cells.
- In Germany Steve was named "Heller", because there was already a "Kommissar Keller" (Erik Ode) on German TV.
- 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).