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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 Austin4577@aol.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Hitting the streets March 12th 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 »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fred Williamson, who here plays Captain Dobey, has a shared screen history with Bernie Hamilton, the original Capt. Dobey in the Starsky and Hutch (1975) TV series. Both Williamson and Hamilton co-starred in the 1970s action features Hammer (1972) and Bucktown (1975). See more »


When Starsky and Hutch are talking in the office, Hutch is drinking a cup of coffee and the cup is alternately up/down between shots. 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.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of Elliott Marks 1941-2003 See more »


Featured in HBO First Look: Starsky & Hutch (2004) See more »


Chevy Van
Written by Sammy Johns
Performed by Sammy Johns
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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A Good Movie For A Bad Date
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are on the "Date From Hell", this is the perfect movie to seal the deal that your date will never call on you again. Again I am left wondering why people think Ben Stiller is funny. After taking a police drama from the 70's and turning it into a poorly written, poorly acted movie, I think I see a Razzie here. If they wanted to have done the movie and TV series justice the director would have followed the initial format of the Starsky&Hutch pilot. These were two good cops, who could also work in the "gray" area of the law when needed to get the bad guys. In other words, it was not a comedy show which looked like that were in love with each other (note the little birdy flying around Stiller when Owens is sing "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" and making google eyes at each other). About the only good thing about this movie, besides the ending, is the soundtrack, great 70's and 80's tunes throughout.

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