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The Streets of San Francisco/Spooks for Sale

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Spooks for Sale
Season 4, Episode 13
Airdate December 11, 1975
Production Number 5114
Written by Albert Ruben
Directed by Michael Douglas
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Spooks for Sale is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of The Streets of San Francisco, and the eighty-sixth episode overall.


with Guest Stars: Fritz Weaver (Ted Whitlock), Andrew Robinson (Archie Kimbro), Allan Miller (Len Young)

Special Guest Star: Charles Cioffi (Burt Dressler)

Co-Starring: Tom Selleck (Jimmy Desco), George Petrie (Carlson), Dennis Robertson (Brauner)

with Jack Thibeau (Cooper), Stephen Bradley (Bernie), Morgan Upton (Mayhew), Anna Mathias (Secretary), Mischa Schwartzmann (Night Watchman)


Plot Overview

A break-in by a private detective agency to plant bugs in a clothing factory turns deadly, and Steve discovers that his old partner, Archie Kimbro, now works for the agency. The detectives are puzzled, though, as to just why someone would want to bug the factory.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Guest star Tom Selleck was one of the actors considered to replace Michael Douglas when he announced he was leaving the series. Selleck was also under consideration by QM Productions for a regular role on another series, Most Wanted, but he didn't get cast there either.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments