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A String of Puppets 

Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Mark Weingart (teleplay), James Schmerer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Karl Malden ... Detective Lt. Mike Stone
Michael Douglas ... Inspector Steve Keller
Claude Akins ... Bob Mason
Lola Falana ... Jackie Sterling
James Sloyan ... Wilson Tubbs (as James J. Sloyan)
Hari Rhodes ... Harry Gates
Ben Frank ... Scotty
Robert F. Simon ... Captain Rudy Olsen
Roger E. Mosley ... Ben Driscoll
William Bramley William Bramley ... Parole Board Chief
Sam Edwards ... Wino Witness
James Oliver James Oliver
Reuben Collins Reuben Collins ... Inspector Bill Tanner
Don Rizzan Don Rizzan
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Storyline

Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

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parole officer | parolee | See All (2) »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Inspector Steve Keller: He's the real hardnose, aren't you?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Well, you've got to keep up the image.
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh that reminds me, I've got to file my report.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: What report?
Inspector Steve Keller: [Keller points to the bruise on his face] Police brutality.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Are you kidding?
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh come on!
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I opened my hand! I did that with my really good hand!
Inspector Steve Keller: Forget it! The first club is you're going to have on your record...
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Oh! My friends give me blemishes.
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(They Long to Be) Close to You
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Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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