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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 March 2004 (USA)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

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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

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Good Cops. Bad Hair. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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Starsky et Hutch  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,277,382 (Italy) (27 August 2004)

Gross:

$6,366,941 (Europe) (10 September 2004)
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About 10 1975-76 Ford Gran Torinos were totaled during production. Only two Torinos from the film were intact. One of them is a genuine 1976 Gran Torino with the Starsky and Hutch (1975) paint job, and the other was a base 1974 Torino which had been in storage. In reality, the 76 and 74 Torino which was used in the film was repainted with the white stripe resembling the one used on the TV show. All of the movie Torinos used 15-inch slot mag rims. They're not available new, so the rims (originally known as the Ansen Sprint, first introduced in 1963 and subsequently copied by several aftermarket wheel manufacturers e.g. E-T Wheels, Appliance, Cragar, Fenton, American Racing, U.S. Wheel) until the early 1980s) mostly came from swap meets, salvage yards, or eBay. See more »

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When Starsky and Hutch meet Huggie Bear in the alley, a cellular phone tower can be seen in the distance. Cellular phone towers did not exist in the 1970s. The FCC authorized commercial cellular service for the USA in 1982. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kitty: Don't stress. Just relax.
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Reese Feldman: Now, see that? That's the kind of winning attitude that's gonna take this enterprise straight to the top.
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Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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.


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