Starsky & Hutch (2004) Poster


Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant did uncredited work on the screenplay for this film.
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When Vince Vaughn slaps Snoop Dogg during the golfing scene, it was actually 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??'."
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 appears in the movie.
Ben Stiller actually went to stunt-driver school and did well, but he still wasn't approved to do all of the driving stunts.
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.
"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 in the TV version of Starsky and Hutch (1975).
Will Ferrell did all of his scenes in one day.
Originally, 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.
Vince Vaughn was originally set to play Hutch.
Don Cheadle and Chris Rock were considered for the part of Huggy Bear.
Vince Vaughn accidentally had his face smashed into fake glass during one take where Ben Stiller arrests him while being dressed as a mime.
When filming the yacht scenes with Vince Vaughn, director 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/shoot a scene on boats again.
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.
8-10 seconds of the three-way kiss had to be cut to secure a PG-13 rating.
The map on the wall in the police chief's office is a map of Los Angeles turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
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.
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Starsky's Finkle character/disguise at the auction (continuing a gag from The Ben Stiller Show (1990)) was actually something Ben Stiller had intended on using in his movie Zoolander (2001) for Jerry Stiller's "Maury" character.
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.
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.
Dedicated to Elliott Marks, the Still Photographer, who died on the last day of principal photography.
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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).
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The producers asked Dede Allen to edit the film. She met once with director Todd Phillips to discuss it, but eventually declined the offer.
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Later on in the film, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are seen riding down the road, on chopper motorcycles, this scene pays homage, to the 1969 classic "Easy Rider". With Owen looking like Peter Fonda's character, and Ben looking like Dennis Hopper's character respectively.
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