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"Starsky and Hutch" The Las Vegas Strangler (1976)

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Starsky and Hutch: Season 2: Episode 1 -- 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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William Blinn (creator)
Michael Fisher (written by)
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Original Air Date:
25 September 1976 (Season 2, Episode 1)
Starsky and Hutch are in Las Vegas to catch a serial killer who has strangled a string of chorus girls. What they don't realize is the prime suspect is an old high-school friend of Hutch's. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Soul ... Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson

Paul Michael Glaser ... Det. Dave Starsky

Antonio Fargas ... Huggy Bear
Bernie Hamilton ... Capt. Harold Dobey
Paul Burke ... Lt. Ted Cameron
Frank Converse ... Jack Mitchell

Lynda Carter ... Vicky

Joan Blondell ... Mrs. Pruitt

George Tobias ... 'Ace'
Foster Brooks ... Drunk Gambler

Darrell Fetty ... Eugene Pruitt
Roz Kelly ... Iris
Victoria Wells ... Sharon (as Victoria Ann Berry)
Colette Bertrand ... Glenda Hollander
Jayne Kennedy ... Gretchen
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Duke (as Stymie Beard)
James Ray ... Dr. Cleveland
Bob Bailey ... Backstage Guard
George Dunn ... Officer O' Keefe
Darwin Lamb ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seth Allen ... Lantz
Rod Browning ... Dr. Seims
Robert Lussier ... Damien
Katie Hopkins Zerby ... Taffy

Episode Crew
Directed by
George McCowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Blinn  creator
Michael Fisher  written by

Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer
Michael Hiatt .... associate producer
Joseph T. Naar .... producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tom Scott 
Cinematography by
Travers Hill (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
Art Direction by
Paul Sylos 
Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love 
Makeup Department
Layne Britton .... makeup artist
Gerry Leetch .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert M. Beche .... production manager
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Morrison .... assistant director
Art Department
Ernest Depew .... construction coordinator
Bob Henderson .... property master
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Dutch Van Derbyl .... special effects
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Casting Department
Joel Thurm .... casting supervisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Rawley .... costumes (as Dave Rawley)
Gail Viola .... costumes
Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Tom Scott .... composer: theme music
Steve Livingston .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor
Michael Fisher .... story editor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Blinn  creator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary LaPoten .... assistant director
Sound Department
Armond Ghzanian .... sound editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist
Denny Arnold .... stunts
May Boss .... stunts
Eldon Burke .... stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Bob Minor .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Rolf Mendez .... assistant camera
Music Department
Mark Snow .... composer: theme music (1978-1979)
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Caesar's Palace  hotel accommodations and location facilities provided by
  • Circus Circus  hotel accommodations and location facilities provided by (as Circus Circus, Las Vegas)

Additional Details

120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (video rating)

Did You Know?

Guest star Joan Blondell, who plays Mrs. Pruitt, co-starred with series star David Soul for two seasons on "Here Come the Brides" (1968). Pruitt was also the surname of another of the main characters on that series.See more »


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