This website is an unofficial and non-commercial fansite for the Seventies' cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. This site was originally set up not long after the first set of official DVDs was released. Following a period of inactivity, it was officially re-launched on July 15, 2013, and the pages are still being added to the various categories.
Browse the site using the nav on the top - there are episodic summaries and screencaps, information on filming locations, video clips and a lot more to come. For the latest updates to the website, please check out the recent blog posts below. You may track all updates made to the website and news on the series by checking out the complete blog.
Please feel free to get in touch in case of any questions, suggestions or just comments.
As announced earlier - and thanks to the priceless help of fellow fan Liz from the Bay Area - I will extend the locations page by adding a variety of original filming locations and actual location photos throughout the next months. First step is the addition of original filming locations and corresponding actual photos for the season one episode 'Trail of the Serpent', which are now online.
Check 'em out and stay tuned for future additions. :)
You can now access the screencaps for Shield of Honor through the episodes' page. A key witness is being transferred to the San Francisco Hall of Justice in order to appear before a court in a mob trial. Just before reaching the floor, the witness is shot to death in the elevator, leaving the two accompanying cops under a cloud although one of them shoots the hitman before picked up by a getaway car at the rear side of the Criminal Courts building. Stone and Keller team up with Lt. Bondini and Officer Andrea McCormick, who investigated the original case, in order to locate the killer and to identify the inside information leak. For the audience it soon turns out that the getaway car driver, Ted Cullen, is the father of the unborn child of Officer McCormick's younger sister; and so does Andrea McCormick. Facing the quandary she got into, Andrea tries to alert her sister without telling her the truth about her husband. On the other hand, Ted forces her not to report to her superior since he actually got the information on the key witness from her, and he is also very convincing by touching on the subject of her sister's unborn child. Following a short questioning with Andera's sister – who is still unaware oft he things going on - Mike asks Steve, who saw Andrea for a couple of times a few years ago, to set a trap for her.
This episode starts in a van driving over Bay Bridge on its route to San Francisco. Most of the opening sequence was filmed inside the underground car park of the San Francisco Police Department and Criminial Courts on Bryant Street. Steve and Andrea McCormick drive to Emeryville in order to inform the witness' wife about her husband's death; she has an apartment in the Watergate Apartments complex at Powell Street and Commodore Drive. Police locates the withdrawn getaway car down in Visitation Valley, at the dead end of Raymond Avenue. Bondini and McCormick stake out the mobster's mansion at 393 Marina Boulevard (at Avila Street), and finally trace Ted Cullen's van driving to Visitation Valley again, where the injured hitman hides in a condemned house on Hahn Street. Locating this building was quite difficult but there's a short glimpse of a part of Cow Palace in the background when Ted is driving up the street, so I was finally able to identify the street and the location of the (now demolished) house. We are also taken to Andrea Cormick's apartment house at 1100 Gough Street, known as the Carillon Towers, for some exterior filming as well as to her sister's apartment on the lower end of Russian Hill. Mike finally books Ted Cullen in a house at the corner of Duboce and Church (we can see the street signs for a short moment).
tsosf.net will be down for maintenance and as safety precaution for a couple of days due to several pending system updates. Hope I will be back online very soon.
Stay tuned. :)
I have just added the screencaps for The Twenty-Four Karat Plague to the episodes' page. Four men heist a transport of decayed radioactive gold in order to mint rare gold coins. One of the transport drivers suffers a heart-attack and later dies in the hospital. Our two cops are in a race against time as the robbers are obviously unaware of the deadly transport they have stolen - in opposite to regular disposal transports of the University, these particular gold samples were mixed with highly-radioactive Uranium. Then they find out the truth about their treasure, but the man smelting and forming the planchets already suffers from radiation poisoning and is going to die. Two of the henchmen have nagging doubts about what they did, but the fourth one is ready to carry it to extremes and to sell the contaminated gold to a Chinese dealer.
The openening sequence offers an interesting insight into research handling of radioactive materials at the 'California Northern University'. The transport leaves and passes the toll station of Golden Gate Bridge, and they almost have a car collision with Mike and Steve at Marina and Buchanan after our two cops came down from Johnny Porter's 007 1/2 Bar at Lombard and Scott. We are also taken to the Industrial Harbour south of the Bay Bridge where they hide the transport and try to smelt and form the coins. Interestingly, the henchmen are all living very close together, on Russian Hill. Lew Morrison's burger restaurant 'Clown Alley' is located at the intersection of Lombard and Divisadero, and some investigation work takes us downtown to One Embarcadero Center (Charlie Durand's office) as well as to Union Square (where Vic meets Eddie who is delivering flowers with his truck in front of the 'City of Paris' fashion store). By the way, Mike has that funny questioning with a car-park attendant (who revs the Ford Mustang's engine and tires) which took place at a no longer existing parking lot on Battery Street. The climax takes us to Chinatown's Grant Avenue for both, the Chinese store where Vic sells the gold specimen as well as the famous 'Dragon Gate' at Bush and Grant where Vic is hit to death by a van. On a funny note, Vic Tolliman uses a back entrance when the police arrives at the store, however, the actual scene in the back alley was filmed on Spofford Street which is two blocks away.
Due to the positive feedback concerning the newly-established gallery of production stills and location photography (i.e. anything else apart from official press release photos), I decided to add a third batch of five colour production stills to the media page, making up a total of 15 pictures in this particular section right now. These include Mike behind his desk and performing as a clown, Steve and Mike opening a wizard's box as well as Mike and Dan booking a bad guy.