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"Starsky and Hutch" Pilot (1975)

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Original Air Date:
30 April 1975 (Season 1, Episode 0)
The two detectives investigating a double homicide, discover that the man and women who died were mistakenly murdered - it was the detectives themselves who were the intended targets. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

David Soul ... Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson

Paul Michael Glaser ... Det. Dave Starsky

Michael Lerner ... Fat Rolly
Morgan Sterne ... D.A. Mark Henderson (as Albert Morgenstern)

Michael Conrad ... Cannell

Antonio Fargas ... Huggy Bear
Richard Ward ... Captain Dobey
Gilbert Green ... Frank Tallman

Carole White ... Mrs. Gretchen Knebel (as Carole Ita White)
Don Billett ... Steele

Gordon Jump ... Vinnie
Karen Lamm ... Patty
James Brodhead ... Tourist (as James E. Brodhead)

Douglas Fowley ... Lijah (as Doug Fowley)

Larry Manetti ... Stan

Simone Griffeth ... Secretary
Bill Smillie ... Apartment Manager

Buddy Lester ... Coley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Lynch ... Zane (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Barry Shear 
Writing credits
William Blinn (written by)

Produced by
Bret Garwood .... associate producer (as J. Bret Garwood)
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Joseph T. Naar .... producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (director of photography) (as Arch Dalzell)
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Archie Bacon)
Set Decoration by
Bob Signorelli  (as Robert Signorelli)
Makeup Department
John Enzarella .... makeup artist
Jim Gillespie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Ric Rondell .... production manager
Russel Wiles .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Stern .... assistant director
Charles Norton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Anthony Bavero .... property master
Gordon Kirschbaum .... construction coordinator
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
David M. Ronne .... sound engineer (as David Ronne)
Stan Gordon .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dutch Van Derbyl .... special effects
Gary Epper .... stunt double: David Soul (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt double: Paul Michael Glaser (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumes (as Darreyl Athons)
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumes (as Robert Harris)
Sylvia Liggett .... costumes
Jack Sandeen .... costumes
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumes: womens (uncredited)
Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Steve Livingston .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Stanley Storc .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
June Samson .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

90 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Australia:M (video rating) | Canada:G (video rating)

Did You Know?

Huggy Bear scored as high as Starsky and Hutch with the audience.See more »
Continuity: (at around 1h 04 mins) Zane or Cannel put two shotgun blasts through the door, with Starsky just to the left of it in the hall. When the bad guys open the door from the inside the two holes made by the blast are gone.See more »
Cannell:I hope we get back to the place by one o'clock.
Zane:Why one o'clock?
Cannell:There's a picture on the tube I didn't see the end of. "Red River." John Wayne.
Zane:You never saw the end of it?
Cannell:No. Uh-uh - don't tell me.
Zane:Oh, what's to tell? He wins. He always wins.
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Movie Connections:
References Dumbo (1941)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Cool, an all-time favourite, 18 July 2004
Author: Gary Jordan from Saltaire, England

I was a teenager when "Starsky and Hutch" first came on TV. It made a great impression on me at the time and remains one of my all-time favourite shows. Having recently revisited the series with its release on DVD, I can see it has dated a little but is still very watchable... and they say you should never go back for fear of disappointment. In my opinion, it is the closest thing to "Dirty Harry" that US TV had at the time; and probably since. Soul and Glazer still rock and Dave and Ken are still cool, while Starsky's Red Torino remains the dream car for the forty-something teenager. Hutch's frequently overlooked motor was a tan-coloured 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 4-door sedan, if anyone was wondering. Thought not!

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