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The Year of the Locusts 

A band of modern-day Gypsies descends on San Francisco, its aging patriarch unaware that the younger generation has moved on from the traditional flim-flam to million-dollar heists and murder.

Director:

Arthur H. Nadel (as Arthur Nadel)

Writers:

Theodore J. Flicker, Edward Hume (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Malden ... Detective Lt. Mike Stone
Michael Douglas ... Inspector Steve Keller
George Voskovec ... Angus Ferguson
Michael Ansara ... Albert 'Al' Ferguson
Christopher Stone ... Josh Evans
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Ma Ferguson
John Roper ... Jerry Ferguson
Rita Lynn Rita Lynn ... Bonnie Lewis
Philip Ahn ... Mr. Wu
Lewis Charles ... Mr. Dunn
Dorothy Konrad Dorothy Konrad ... Mrs. Cartwright
Robert Gibbons Robert Gibbons
Alan Abelew Alan Abelew
Lee Harris Lee Harris ... Detective Lee Lessing
Stephen Bradley Stephen Bradley
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Storyline

A guard gets killed during a 500,000 dollar heist at the headquarters of the Imperial Jade Company. Mike Stone and Steve Keller are in charge of the investigation. Mike suspects the Ferguson clan. Yet the members of this family who live on scams have never resorted to violence yet... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

French title: Un vol de sauterelles. See more »

Quotes

Detective Lt. Mike Stone: [after spotting Angus Ferguson in a passing Winnebago] Gypsies, buddy-boy. Modern-day Gypsies. The Fergusons... They're like locusts. They pick a town and they pick it clean.
Inspector Steve Keller: Bunco, huh?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Yeah. None better.
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Connections

Featured in My Father George Voskovec (2011) See more »

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One of the better Episodes
24 August 2019 | by lchadbou-326-26592See all my reviews

The Year of the Locusts, despite an attitude toward the traveling Gypsy community as inherently criminal that would not be considered politically correct today, is one of the best Streets of San Francisco episodes I,ve seen so far.The reasons include a fast moving script by Tv writer/director/actir and later cult filmmaker (The President,s Analyst) Theodore Flicker and clever use of Frisco locales especially in a sequence toward the end where the family patriarch, played by George Voskovec, puts Malden and Douglas through a game where they have to drive around town and stop every ten minutes in different places.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1972 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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