Back to the Streets of San Francisco

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Back to the Streets of San Francisco
Written byCarolyn Weston (characters from novel)
William Robert Yates
Directed byMel Damski
StarringKarl Malden
Darleen Carr
Debrah Farentino
Theme music composerPatrick Williams
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Aaron Spelling
E. Duke Vincent
Producer(s)Diana Kerew (supervising producer)
Production location(s)San Francisco
CinematographyShelly Johnson
Editor(s)Michael S. Murphy
Running time95 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling Entertainment
Torand Productions
Warner Bros. Television
CBS Television Distribution
Warner Bros. Television (syndication)
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • January 27, 1992 (1992-01-27)

Back to the Streets of San Francisco is a 1992 American made-for-television crime drama film based on the 1972–1977 series The Streets of San Francisco starring Karl Malden as police detective Mike Stone and Darleen Carr as his daughter Jeannie; both are cast members of the original show. The film was directed by Mel Damski.[1] It was broadcast on NBC on January 27, 1992.


The plot involves the efforts of Mike Stone (newly promoted to Captain of Inspectors) to solve the murder of his old partner, Steve Keller. Since Keller is dead, the absence of the actor who played him in the series, Michael Douglas, who chose not to appear in the film, has a built-in explanation.

At the same time, Stone is trying to decide which of two competing inspectors, Sarah Burns or David O'Connor, should take his place as the lieutenant in charge of Homicide.


In the weekly Nielsen rating period of January 27 - February 2, 1992, the TV movie received a 13.2 rating and 20 share. 18.9 million viewers watched, ranking #23 out of 84 network programs aired.[2]



  1. ^ Prouty (1 March 1994). "Variety TV REV 1991-92 17". Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 19 May 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "TV Ratings" (PDF). Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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