Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

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 Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson (92 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Det. Dave Starsky (92 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Huggy Bear (92 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Capt. Harold Dobey (91 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Tough Starsky and educated Hutch are plainclothes cops taking on dope dealers, muggers and other thugs, aided by their red 1974 Torino and informant Huggy Bear. Both bachelors' private lives play as interweaving threads in the drama. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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30 April 1975 (USA)  »

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In France, this series was dubbed in an irreverent way, ad-libing a lot thus departing from the original scripts and using very funny, often absurd colloquialisms and phrases. Because of that, although retaining its drama flair, in France, it had more of a comedy element to it, more so than its American version, making the characters even more quirky and lovable. The French dubbing owes a big part of this show's success and popularity in France. (The same thing happened there with the dubbing for The Persuaders, UK series). See more »

Goofs

The Ford Gran Torino was an automatic, yet Starsky's car always had the very obvious sound that could only be made by a standard (or stick) shift. See more »

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[Starsky is driving a car with a bomb in the trunk]
Det. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson: [yells] Get him the hell out o' here!
Det. Dave Starsky: [checks watch] Come on, for *once* be fast...!
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Not just about screeching tires
4 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

And thank goodness for that. Starsky and Hutch could've been like every other cop show out there, all about fists and bad guys, tough street talk and that car, but it wasn't. What makes Starsky and Hutch unique among cop shows, even today, was the relationship between the two partners. I know that isn't and wasn't everyone's cup of tea, and there are a lot of people who malign the show for the alleged homosexual overtones, but it was the friendship that has drawn me back over all these years. What Starsky and Hutch had was a relationship that spanned all situations...from the crises (The Fix, Shootout, A Coffin for Starsky, et al.) to the everyday humor and good-natured bantering that showed how their closeness and enjoyment of one another. Call me sentimental, but the clothes, the car, the talk, all are somewhat laughable today...but a friendship like that is rare, as well as special, and never goes out of style.


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