A top model believes she has terminal cancer and arranges for a genius hit-man to end her life. She discovers the cancer is in remission, but it is too late to cancel the contract, so she turns to old flame Hutch to prevent her own death.

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Allen 'Angel' Walter
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A top model believes she has terminal cancer and arranges for a genius hit-man to end her life. She discovers the cancer is in remission, but it is too late to cancel the contract, so she turns to old flame Hutch to prevent her own death.

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12 December 1978 (USA)  »

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This was Jeffrey Tambor's second TV role. On the set, he originally refused to play the role, because he was not happy with the way he was asked to play the character. He finally walked off the set, before all his scenes were filmed, because the filming was going late and he had to do the Sly Fox play at the Shubert Theater. See more »

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Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson: It's just something that I find very hard to understand. You had a year to live. I don't know how you could even consider death before it comes. Life is all we've got. Whatever the circumstances.
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6 August 2016 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

You would certainly think this would be a good episode. It has all of the elements you would expect a Starsky and Hutch story to have. But that just may be the problem; everything goes just as expected.

This episode feels as if someone took a check list and put all the "right" stuff into the show. Beautiful woman in peril - check. Love interest to one of our heroes - check. Eccentric killer - check. Close calls with death - check.

The story is just sloppy, too. You could have simply hidden the beautiful woman somewhere until you found the killer, instead of letting her hang around her own home waiting to be murdered. Our professional killer was equally sloppy with his killing methods and with covering his trail. He's unreachable, but he leaves a forwarding address? You were right, Starsky, I would never believe it.

I can see where an episode like this would make PMG and DS bored with the whole thing. It's definitely missing some snappy dialog or anything to give them a challenge. They could do this one in their sleep, and they probably did.


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