Before he landed the role of Officer John Davis on Magnum Force, most of David Soul's acting career consisted of guest appearances on such shows as I Dream of Jeannie, Star Trek, Love, American Style, The Streets of San Francisco, Marcus Welby, M.D., Ironside and Gunsmoke. It was Soul's performance in Magnum Force that got the attention of producer Joseph T. Naar when he was casting for the one hour television cop drama Starsky and Hutch, a role which would launch Soul's career as one of the most successful television actors of the 70's.
What do you think of Soul's performance as Officer Davis? What are your favorite scenes of his in the film? If you've watched Soul as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson in Starsky and Hutch, what specifically about his performance in Magnum Force do you think caught the eye of Naar and helped him land the career-making role of "Hutch"?