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I watched Going Home, the episode where Tom Bosley plays a low-level crook who breaks into a store owned by Five-O stalwart Milton Selzer and steals these bags which contain $100,000 of bookmaking proceeds. Bosley is totally miscast in this show, and not just because of his later persona as the father on Happy Days. Asking him to play a character like this with a bit of shadiness about him would be like getting Christopher Walken or James Woods to play a normal family man (Woods did play such a role in one film, as I recall). What was also weird about this show was the way that everyone from the cops to the hitmen were able to figure out who Bosley's character really was and where he would be at a moment's notice. Another Five-O actress, Sheree North, plays Bosley's ex-wife, and she looks kind of haggard. This article is interesting, it says that North was originally intended to be the successor to Marilyn Monroe! https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/19/guardianobituaries.film

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One other thing to note about "For the Love of God" is that it has a very good and suspenseful score! I just checked it out again and at the beginning when Strauss takes out his gun and enters the confessional there's an excellent piece of suspenseful scoring there - it's the same score heard in season 1's excellent "Act of Duty". It's a Pat Williams score. Unfortunately I didn't pay much attention to SOSF music (the way I did with FIVE-O) so I don't know what other episodes used this music. But it's definitely a great mood-setter!

Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 20:30:45 MST
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SOSF S03E10 - "For Good or Evil" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-3.htm#10


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 20:24:00 MST
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I've really enjoyed these last Streets Of SF string of episodes and reviews. Some of the best episodes in the series. For Love Of God is a FAV of mine. Gregory & Strauss are 2 of my FAV actors and they have a good chemistry. I like this episode because it seems the institutionalized priest received a raw deal. He probably would have made a great priest. It always shocks me seeing priests killed. Similar to Father Jack being killed in Engaged To Be Buried. Stone dressed up in the priest garments heightens the suspense.
Before I Die also a solid episode. I like the Leslie Nielsen character Connor name I think. The episode makes you think:What would you do with the remaining time on Earth if you were given a grave diagnosis? He decides to pursue and kill a slimy criminal. Murray is a good cop and a good man. He couldn't allow his partner to murder someone. I would give both of these episodes 4 stars ****.


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 19:33:53 MST
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I'm surprised "For the Love of God" didn't get 4 stars. That's one of the very best in the series, right up there with the likes of "Beyond Vengeance" and "Mask of Death". A superb episode and definitely the best from season 2. A top 5 or top 3 in the entire series! In fact it's so good that it's basically remade as a season 4 episode "Judgment Day" with Michael Burns as the nutbar who instead of killing priests kills judges. It's another excellent episode but I prefer this one just a bit more, maybe because I saw it first. There's definitely a DIRTY HARRY connection here - targeting a Catholic priest, Mount Davidson, the school bus finale. Fantastic stuff!

I'd flip this one and "Before I Die" and give the latter 3 stars instead. Another very good episode (about on par with "One Last Shot") but not quite as stellar as "Love of God". About on par with "Betrayed" though.


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 13:11:24 MST
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"Before I Die" gets 4 stars. No argument there.

I had been so conditioned by seeing Leslie Nielsen in "Airplane" and the Naked Gun movies that I was not prepared for what I got from him in his three SoSF guest appearances or his "We Hang Our Own" Five-O episode. Mike's three very strong reviews for his SoSF appearances echoes my thinking. Nielsen was a fantastic dramatic actor.

I remember seeing him in "The Poseidon Adventure", but his role was minor as he was done in by the massive "tidal wave". (The wave being a ridiculously done up Hollywood fantasy as tidal waves don't act like how we saw in the movie. Rogue waves do, but that's not what we were suppose to have seen.)

I digress. RIP Leslie Nielsen and thank you for your acting contributions, funny as well as dramatic!


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 11:49:16 MST
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SOSF S03E12 -- "License to Kill" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-3.htm#12


Added: Wednesday 02 August 2017 06:20:17 MST
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SOSF S03E04 - "Before I Die" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-2.htm#4


Added: Tuesday 01 August 2017 16:11:21 MST
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Glad to see "Before I Die" earned 4 stars. A great episode with Leslie Nielson! Season 2 of the Streets of SF has really started well with these first four shows. Looking forward to seeing the review for "Harem" which was another good show.

Added: Tuesday 01 August 2017 15:04:35 MST
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SOSF S02E03 "For the Love of God" review:

http://thestreetsofsanfrancisco.info/sosf-2.htm#3


Added: Monday 31 July 2017 15:59:10 MST
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