A vengeance-seeking fiend injects Starsky with a chemical compound that will kill him in 24 hours, sparking Starsky and Hutch to race against time to track down the criminal and his poison formula so...
Tough Det. Sgt. Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and educated Det. Sgt. Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (David Soul) are plainclothes cops taking on dope dealers, muggers, and other thugs, aided by their Souped-up red-and-white 1974 Ford Gran Torino and informant Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas). Both bachelors' private lives play as interweaving threads in the drama.Written by
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Hutch appears to be living in a French neighborhood. Indeed, in Starsky and Hutch: Hutchinson for Murder One (1978), a French bistro can be seen to the left of Hutch's "Venice Place" and---to its right---there is a restaurant "à la carte" by the name of "Chez Hélène", as seen on its window and striped awning, respectively. Venice Place is sandwiched smack between both French businesses. In an interesting twist of fate, David Soul would later move to France, where he was always treated with Beatlemania like "fever" by his adoring fans. it further ought to be noted that, even in 1970s France, it was well-known that Venice was a "city" located in Los Angeles. In fact, in France the series took place in Los Angeles. There was no fictitious "Bay City" in the French dubbing. See more »
The Ford Gran Torino was an automatic, yet Starsky's car always had the very obvious sound that could only be made by a standard (or stick) shift. See more »
As with most cop/buddy shows of the 70s, the plots were pretty generic, and this was no exception. What made the show for most people was the characters. The chemistry between Starsky, and Hutch was people liked, not to mention the flaming red Ford Torino! Where I lived, Starsky, and Hutch became another word for best friends, if you were a guy, (or Laverne, and Shirley for women.) So the writers worked the friendship angle into the plot, as opposed to being just another shootem'up cop show, and unlike the people involved with 'The Dukes of Hazzard', they knew the people were the real stars of the show, not the car.
This was another tv show that had an influence on our culture. Ford sold thousands of copies of the Starsky, and Hutch Torinos (Forgetting the fact the Torino was Starsky's. Hutch drove a beat up 73 Ford custom!), and they redefined cool. If you have a Starsky, and Hutch Torino, HANG ON TO IT! Not only is it worth some major bucks, but it is an icon of our culture.
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