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 order for Karl Malden to star on the series, Quinn Martin hired Michael Douglas, for the role of Insp. Steve Keller, through Douglas's real-life father.
- In Germany Steve was named "Heller", because there was already a "Kommissar Keller" (Erik Ode) on German TV.