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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 2004 (USA)
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".

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Todd Phillips

Writers:

William Blinn (characters), Stevie Long (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... David Starsky
Owen Wilson ... Ken Hutchinson
Snoop Dogg ... Huggy Bear
Fred Williamson ... Captain Doby
Vince Vaughn ... Reese Feldman
Juliette Lewis ... Kitty
Jason Bateman ... Kevin
Amy Smart ... Holly
Carmen Electra ... Staci
George Cheung ... Chau (as George Kee Cheung)
Chris Penn ... Manetti
Brande Roderick ... Heather
Molly Sims ... Mrs. Feldman
Matt Walsh ... Eddie
G.T. Holme G.T. Holme ... Bartender
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Storyline

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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Taglines:

A new comedy from the director of "Old School" and "Road Trip" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual situations, partial nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starsky et Hutch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,103,367, 7 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,237,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,268,750
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hutch's date of birth is November 17, 1949. He attended Mt. Ridge Elementary school where he graduated in 1962. He graduated from high school in 1967. Starsky's date of birth is June 10, 1950. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where we see a gun scope aimed at one of the leads, the bullet is fired while aimed towards the drivers window of the car, with the windscreen also in the path of the bullet. But only the side window gets broken. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kitty: Don't stress. Just relax.
Reese Feldman: I don't understand man, I don't understand. You can lose keys, ya know, you can lose your wallet. How... how do you lose a plane?
Terrence Meyers: Reese, come on. What do you want me to do? You got three out of four planes in. That's still a lot of coke.
Reese Feldman: Now, see that? That's the kind of winning attitude that's gonna take this enterprise straight to the top.
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Shot on location in Bay City See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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immaculately produced 70s light comedy homage
7 April 2004 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

The tale of two oddball police detectives who have a habit of getting stuck in awkward situations even with the best of intentions. Starsky (Ben Stiller) is very much by-the-book – embarrassingly so – whereas Hutch has a laid back rather ‘hippy' approach to the rules. One of the films great strengths is that it plays on satire and keeps the action secondary. The two main characters are ably aided and abetted by Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg) and, although there is a big-drugs-bust plotline, the movie's main intention seems to be to make a homage to the style and clichés of certain 70s filmmaking (and the original TV show); car chases, for instance, focus on tongue-in-cheek action rather than adrenalin, and the cops' love of empty-headed curvaceous women combined with a homophobia towards each other and gay men is portrayed laughingly as an echo of the attitudes of the times rather than appealing to those sentiments. Not the sort of comedy I expected to enjoy so much personally, but I quickly warmed to this movie and found the feelgood factor continued unabated till the end.


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