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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Soul ...  Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson 92 episodes, 1975-1979
Paul Michael Glaser ...  Det. Dave Starsky 92 episodes, 1975-1979
Antonio Fargas ...  Huggy Bear 92 episodes, 1975-1979
Bernie Hamilton ...  Capt. Harold Dobey 91 episodes, 1975-1979
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Storyline

Tough Starsky and educated Hutch are plainclothes cops taking on dope dealers, muggers and other thugs, aided by their red 1974 Torino and informant Huggy Bear. Both bachelors' private lives play as interweaving threads in the drama. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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Starsky & Hutch See more »

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Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Starsky appeared with his trademark cardigan only three times: Starsky and Hutch: Pilot (1975), Starsky and Hutch: Terror on the Docks (1975), and Starsky and Hutch: Running (1976). See more »

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Frequently throughout the series, a criminal will be seen using a revolver with a silencer attached. A silencer is useless on a revolver (except for the Russian Nagant M1895) as the sound of the gunshot will escape through the cylinder gap, the space between the front of the cylinder and the muzzle. See more »

Quotes

[Starsky is driving a car with a bomb in the trunk]
Det. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson: [yells] Get him the hell out o' here!
Det. Dave Starsky: [checks watch] Come on, for *once* be fast...!
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What a ride!
4 August 2016 | by monomerdSee all my reviews

Starsky and Hutch was my absolute favorite show (and obsession) for two formative years of my life, and probably will always hold a special place in my heart. I still can watch it and smile, even forty years later. The first two seasons contained some amazing stuff and changed a lot of my youthful ideas about the kinds of relationships and emotions that can be expected of men. All positive and important information for a teen girl trying to understand the adult world, and especially men. The second two seasons ran a gambit of styles and never seemed to find its footings, so it lost me back then. I'm rediscovering it now and learning to appreciate some parts that were beyond me in the past (though some of it defies explanation).

David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser were so good at what they did; I don't think they get enough credit. They could be absolutely stellar as their characters and, although they often had great dialog to work with, non-verbal communication was their forte. That talent they had with each other was sometimes enhanced for amazing results and sometimes exploited and squandered. Although they had to contend with extreme variations of style of writing and directing and story lines, when they were given good stuff, they nailed it every time.

Starsky and Hutch is still very watchable even forty year later. The show is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs and crazy curves. But as with any great coaster, you never will forget the ride.


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