Down 171 this week

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  5 March 2004 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 116,453 users   Metascore: 55/100
Reviews: 308 user | 172 critic | 40 from Metacritic.com

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



(characters), (story), 4 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Old School (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars: Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn
Zoolander (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams
Semi-Pro (2008)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true

Director: Kent Alterman
Stars: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas


Cast overview, first billed only:
Chau (as George Kee Cheung)
G.T. Holme ...


Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A new comedy from the director of "Old School" and "Road Trip" See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »




Release Date:

5 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Starsky et Hutch  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,103,367 (USA) (5 March 2004)


$6,366,941 (Europe) (10 September 2004)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The scene where Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are wearing their shoulder holsters and the little towels came straight from a Starsky and Hutch (1975) poster of Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul doing the exact same thing. See more »


While being shot at by the Korean, Hutch calls in the plate on the radio while outside the passenger door then throws the mic into the car on the seat. Then when receiving information on the radio the mic is hanging by the bracket aside the radio. See more »


[first lines]
Kitty: Don't stress. Just relax.
Reese Feldman: I don't understand man, I don't understand. You can lose keys, ya know, you can lose your wallet. How... how do you lose a plane?
Terrence Meyers: Reese, come on. What do you want me to do? You got three out of four planes in. That's still a lot of coke.
Reese Feldman: Now, see that? That's the kind of winning attitude that's gonna take this enterprise straight to the top.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »


Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »


I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You
Written by Leon Haywood
Performed by Leon Haywood
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

immaculately produced 70s light comedy homage
7 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The tale of two oddball police detectives who have a habit of getting stuck in awkward situations even with the best of intentions. Starsky (Ben Stiller) is very much by-the-book – embarrassingly so – whereas Hutch has a laid back rather ‘hippy' approach to the rules. One of the films great strengths is that it plays on satire and keeps the action secondary. The two main characters are ably aided and abetted by Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg) and, although there is a big-drugs-bust plotline, the movie's main intention seems to be to make a homage to the style and clichés of certain 70s filmmaking (and the original TV show); car chases, for instance, focus on tongue-in-cheek action rather than adrenalin, and the cops' love of empty-headed curvaceous women combined with a homophobia towards each other and gay men is portrayed laughingly as an echo of the attitudes of the times rather than appealing to those sentiments. Not the sort of comedy I expected to enjoy so much personally, but I quickly warmed to this movie and found the feelgood factor continued unabated till the end.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I lay it out so you play it out bond322
Is it even a debate? slvrdlr
The Funniest Scene in History eat_a_lemon
How bad were the f/x when they are in the ocean? SGBrennan
Subtle Scene that'll having you laughing jsmccabe
The song at the Bat Mitzvah easy90004
Discuss Starsky & Hutch (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page