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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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

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


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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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)

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2.35 : 1
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Will Ferrell did all of his scenes in one day. See more »


In the golf course chase scene near the end, a 1978 Mustang is seen on the road. The film is set in 1975. See more »


[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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Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
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5 February 2007 | by (Bolton) – See all my reviews

Hand on heart I did not want to watch this film. Although I grew up with the TV series and really enjoyed it, when the film was released I have to say that I was not keen, I can not put my finger on why, perhaps it was Stiller, who, Something About Mary apart, has never really done it for me. But what ever the reason, it remained unveiwed.

That was 2004 - Xmas 2006 and I get DVD vouchers, so In the January sales off I go to see what I can get, I do quite well, but have £3 remaining, I have 2 or 3 to chose from 2 I have already seen, and Starsky & Hutch.....So I bought it.......yet still it was unwatched until yesterday.......hungover and feeling a little lazy I needed something to pass the time that was easy to watch, funny, and not too on it goes.

How surprised was I then when after only a few minutes I was giggling away. Stiller was actually entertaining and I was enjoying watching him, Mr Wilson was very good and I got the vibe that the characters gelled as the ones in the TV series did. Vaughan was a good baddie, and Snoop was hight entertaining if not as camp Huggy Bear! All in all this is a good solid comedy film, not brilliant don't get me wrong, but worth a watch.

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