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Director Todd Phillips was having a hard time finding a blueish 1976 Lincoln for Huggy Bear. When he revealed this to Snoop Dogg, he was surprised to learn that Snoop actually owned a car of the right color, and it's his car that appeared in the movie.
When Vince Vaughn slapped Snoop Dogg during the golfing scene, it was unexpected the first time. Todd Phillips said, "Snoop went on with the scene, and then when it ended he said, 'What the hell was that?'"
Ben Stiller went to stunt driving school and did well, but he still wasn't approved to do all of his driving stunts.
"Don't Give Up On Us Baby", sung by Ken Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) in this movie, was released in 1977 and sung by David Soul, who played Ken Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch (1975).
Originally, Director Todd Phillips wanted the knife-throwing scene to feature ninja stars instead. But the idea was scrapped when learning that any scene featuring ninja stars would automatically get an 18 Rating in the UK.
Will Ferrell did all of his scenes in one day.
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.
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.
Eight to ten seconds of the three-way kiss had to be cut to secure a PG-13 rating.
Vince Vaughn was originally set to play Hutch.
Owen Wilson openly admitted that he was very scared when Ben Stiller took the wheel of the Gran Torino.
One of the outtakes shown during the closing credits (the scene with the undressing cheerleader) has Starsky (Ben Stiller) blowing on Hutch's (Owen Wilson's) face to get his attention off the nude girl. This was a reference to a strip club scene from Starsky and Hutch (1975), used in the opening credits of that series.
Vince Vaughn's character originally had a scene where he sung to his daughter, but it was not allowed in the film because of song rights.
Vince Vaughn accidentally had his face smashed into fake glass during one take where Ben Stiller arrests him while being dressed as a mime.
Dedicated to Elliott Marks, the Still Photographer, who died on the last day of principal photography.
Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul (the original Starsky and Hutch (1975)) have cameos at the end of the movie. Antonio Fargas (the original Huggy Bear) also offered to make a cameo, but for some reason, he was not used.
Don Cheadle and Chris Rock were considered for the part of Huggy Bear.
The map on the wall in the Police Chief's office is a map of Los Angeles turned ninety degrees counter-clockwise.
Fred Williamson (Captain Dobey) has a shared screen history with Bernie Hamilton, the original Captain Dobey in Starsky and Hutch (1975). Williamson and Hamilton appeared in Hammer (1972) and Bucktown (1975).
Bradley Cooper auditioned for the role of Kevin Jutsum.
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Starsky's Finkle character and disguise at the auction (continuing a gag from The Ben Stiller Show (1990)) was something Ben Stiller had intended on using in Zoolander (2001) for Jerry Stiller's "Maury" character.
Later on in the film, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are seen riding down the road, on choppers. This scene is an homage to Easy Rider (1969), with Owen looking like Peter Fonda's character, and Ben looking like Dennis Hopper's character, respectively.
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The shot of Vince Vaughn throwing Juliette Lewis off the yacht, which is featured in the end credits, was originally included in the film, but test audiences seemed to disapprove.
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Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant did uncredited work on the screenplay.
About ten 1975 to 1976 Ford Gran Torinos were totalled during production. Only two Torinos from the film were intact. One of them is a 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 1976 and 1974 Torino, which were used in the film, were repainted with the white stripe resembling the one used on the television show. All of the movie Torinos used fifteen-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-T Wheels, Appliance, Cragar, Fenton, American Racing, U.S. Wheel until the early 1980s) mostly came from swap meets, salvage yards, or eBay.
This movie stars four friends: which are Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Ben Stiller.
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The producers asked Dede Allen to edit the film. She met once with Todd Phillips to discuss it, but eventually declined the offer.
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The film takes place in 1975.
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(At around twenty-eight minutes) Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson's (Owen Wilson's) date of birth is November 17, 1949, and attended Mt. Ridge Elementary school where he graduated in 1962. He graduated from high school in 1967. David Starsky's (Ben Stiller's) date of birth is June 10, 1950.
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The famous line, "To err is human, to forgive devine", that was quoted in this film twice was originally popularized by Alexander Pope on his poem "An Essay on Criticism".
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The second time Snoop Dogg plays an informant for the police. He did previously in Training Day (2001).
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Italian censorship visa # 98033 delivered on 26-5-2004.
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Heather tells Hutch that her sign is Gemini. Coincidentally, Brande Roderick (Heather) is a Gemini; which means it's from May 21 to June 20. Roderick's birthday is June 13, 1974. This movie was released three months before her thirtieth birthday.
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Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferell appeared in Zoolander (2001).
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In one scene, David Starsky (Ben Stiller) accidentally killed a horse. In another movie, Envy (2004), Ben Stiller also accidentally killed a horse.
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