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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 a 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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Tough on crime. easy on the eye. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,103,367, 7 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,237,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,268,750
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Trivia

When filming the yacht scenes with Vince Vaughn, Todd Phillips became very seasick and mentioned that he hated boats. When asked why he included one in his screenplay, he vowed never to write or shoot a scene on boats again. See more »

Goofs

The story plays in 1975, their Ford Gran Torino is a 1975 model, and Bear's Lincoln even a pre-1976 model. So when they give away Brand new VW Karmann Ghia's in their fund raising show , they claim they're all brand new, although the model went out of production in 1974. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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In memory of Elliott Marks 1941-2003 See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies Based on TV Shows (2011) See more »

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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
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immaculately produced 70s light comedy homage
7 April 2004 | by 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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