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The Streets of San Francisco/Dead or Alive

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Dead or Alive
Season 5, Episode 3
Airdate October 21, 1976
Production Number 9009
Written by Burton Armus
Directed by Michael Caffey
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The Streets of San FranciscoSeason Five

Dead or Alive is the third episode of the fifth season of The Streets of San Francisco, and the ninety-ninth episode overall.


Guest Starring: Howard Duff (Larry Dobbs), Max Gail (Donald S. "Don" Wilton), Arlene Golonka (Rhoda), Paul Stevens (George Driscoll), Alex Henteloff (Cab Driver)

Special Guest Star: Tom Bosley (Inspector Eddie Clark)

Co-Starring: Dabbs Greer (Watchman), Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Thompson), John Zaremba (Mr. Zabrockie), Robert DoQui (Tom Feranga), Ben Frank (Tom Springer), Nira Barab (Cathy Dineen), Lisa Eilbacher (Gail Dobbs), David Pansari (Harry)

with: Russ Marin (Dispatcher), Don Diamond (Cook), Maurice Argent (Printer), John Allen Vick (Repairman), Dan Caldwell (Officer Brown)


Plot Overview

Against Stone's warnings, millionaire Larry Dobbs posts a one million dollar reward for the capture of the man who raped and killed his young daughter.


The mere thought of large sums of Money can bring out the craziness in people as demonstrated in this episode.The characters in this episode would attack hurt,and even kill to collect $50,000.00 Dollars.There was much greed.Even an Honest Police Officer was willing to commit murder to collect that much Money.

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Max Gail who played the Rapist/Murderer was on the ABC Series "Barney Miller" at the time this episode was made.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Stone: Human Nature>When it goes sour,that's when they need us the most.