The Streets of San Francisco

The BEST episodes of The Streets of San Francisco

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Last Updated: 5/4/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Beyond Vengeance
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9.00
9 votes

#1 - Beyond Vengeance

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/8/1973

after spending ""a lousy"" 12 years in prison for a rape / torture / murder, a young punk returns to san francisco to seek revenge against mike stone who was the arresting officer. for starters, the guy murders a girlfriend of mike stone's daughter..... so the killer is REALLY a sicko. the episode spends quite a lot of time on the supposed legal manuvers of the suspect to harrass without going over the line and getting arrested. its okay for hollywood, but the techniques used were fairly shallow and not really something that could be used and especially today. all ends well, though, and mike's daughter says 'bye daddy' as she rolls out on her busride back to her college in AZ.

Directors: Virgil Vogel
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License to Kill
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8.90
10 votes

#2 - License to Kill

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/1974

Stone's ex-partner comes to town with a deadly vendetta: kill the man who murdered his son.

The House on Hyde Street
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8.87
15 votes

#3 - The House on Hyde Street

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/1/1973

When a boy disappears after school, suspicion falls on the neighborhood recluse.

Chapel of the Damned
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8.80
10 votes

#4 - Chapel of the Damned

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/17/1974

Stone and Keller work to crack a kidnap case where the mother is friends with an alleged psychic.

Directors: George McCowan
Till Death Do Us Part
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8.80
5 votes

#5 - Till Death Do Us Part

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/1976

Stone must protect a former book keeper's wife (Jessica Walter), in order to have her testify against several high profile mobsters who want her dead because of the evidence she has against them.

Directors: William Wiard
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Most Likely to Succeed
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8.70
10 votes

#6 - Most Likely to Succeed

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/18/1975

Lt. Michael Stone and Inspector Steven Keller investigate a murder committed at a all-boys prep school.

Directors: William Hale
The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague
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8.67
9 votes

#7 - The Twenty-Five Caliber Plague

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/12/1974

A single .25 caliber pistol affects many lives in a single weekend.

Directors: Virgil Vogel
Trail of the Serpent
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8.64
11 votes

#8 - Trail of the Serpent

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/22/1973

A gang takes Mike Stone hostage after killing a policeman in an attempt to flee from a grocery store robbery. They want to trade Stone in for their leader, Buddy Sims.

Directors: John Badham
The Unicorn
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8.62
13 votes

#9 - The Unicorn

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/5/1973

A priest (Fr. Scarne) won't tell Stone where a murderer (Abel Hoffman) is hiding. Stakes are raised by drug smugglers looking for a stolen shipment of heroin.

The Drop
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8.57
7 votes

#10 - The Drop

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/1976

Mike thinks he's a murder target when a kidnapper specifies that he deliver the ransom money.

Act of Duty
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8.53
19 votes

#11 - Act of Duty

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/18/1973

Roommate (played by Brenda Vaccaro) of a slain police officer agrees to be bait in a rape investigation. After Mike Stone kicks her off the case, she continues on her own, hurtling headlong into peril.

Directors: Lawrence Dobkin
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Cry Help!
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8.50
8 votes

#12 - Cry Help!

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/7/1974

A troubled teen from a broken home is suspected of shooting a friend's stepfather.

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Endgame
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8.50
12 votes

#13 - Endgame

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/23/1975

When Keller is injured by a gangster, Stone's thirst for vengeance results in his demotion to a beat cop.

Directors: Jerry Jameson
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The Honorable Profession
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8.50
10 votes

#14 - The Honorable Profession

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/15/1976

Robert Reed plays a ficticious doctor. During Act IV he packs up to leave town. The well-written episode begs the question whether Reed's character did more good than harm posing as a doctor.. Contributor: frank91165, nelsonexpert State: New

Directors: Harry Falk
River of Fear
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8.46
13 votes

#15 - River of Fear

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/13/1975

A twelve-year-old girl sets out to prove that he stepfather killer her mother.

Directors: Michael Caffey
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The Hard Breed
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8.45
11 votes

#16 - The Hard Breed

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/21/1974

Two "Gunsmoke" writers teamed on this modern-day Western set at a rodeo in San Francisco's Cow Palace. A bronc rider dies in what appears to be an accident. A rodeo clown looks around the scene after the police leave and discovers the rider's rope -- which was cut almost halfway through before it broke, leaving the bronc free to throw him. The police come back to investigate the scene, and before long the chief suspect is also murdered in another "accident."

Directors: Virgil Vogel
Trail of Terror
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8.45
11 votes

#17 - Trail of Terror

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/30/1975

Keller is pursued by killers as he transports a prisoner to jail.

Directors: Michael Preece
Dead Lift
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8.44
9 votes

#18 - Dead Lift

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/5/1977

A bodybuilder's short temper causes murder.

Directors: Michael Preece
Hot Dog
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8.43
7 votes

#19 - Hot Dog

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/1976

Inpector Stone and Robbins go after a gang of thieves who use motor cycles to make there get away.

Directors: Virgil Vogel
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Commitment
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8.42
12 votes

#20 - Commitment

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/3/1974

accidental or intentional? the killing of a cop by another cop is the theme as one of our ""81"" investigators finds himself being investigated by his own department.

Directors: Richard Donner
Blockade
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8.42
12 votes

#21 - Blockade

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/24/1974

A woman who has dedicated her life to a prominent family fails to see her neglected son has fallen in with a psycho - and may have helped him kill a woman.

Death and the Favored Few
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8.42
12 votes

#22 - Death and the Favored Few

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/14/1974

Stone and Keller investigate the murder of a society publisher whose method was to coerce subscriptions from wealthy clients by blackmailing them. The investigation leads the detective to a wealthy woman and her daughter, who were among the ones being blackmailed and who still have secrets to hide.

Directors: Virgil Vogel
A Collection of Eagles
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8.40
15 votes

#23 - A Collection of Eagles

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/1973

A murder brings to light a coin dealer's plan to substitute fakes for the rare coins in a collection.

Directors: Walter Grauman
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The Glass Dart Board
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8.40
10 votes

#24 - The Glass Dart Board

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1975

A psycopathic killer uses San Francisco High-rises as target practice.

Directors: Harry Falk
Superstar
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8.40
10 votes

#25 - Superstar

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/4/1976

Stone clashes with an abrasive NYC cop who is on the trail of his partner's killer.

Directors: Virgil Vogel
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