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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 Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Starsky
... Ken Hutchinson
... Huggy Bear
... Captain Doby
... Reese Feldman
... Kitty
... Kevin
... Holly
... Staci
... Chau (as George Kee Cheung)
... Manetti
... Heather
... Mrs. Feldman
... Eddie
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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Crimebustin's a joint effort. See more »

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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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Also Known As:

Starsky et Hutch  »

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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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Trivia

Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul: The actors from Starsky and Hutch (1975) appear at the end. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scenes Starsky drifts the Torino around the island of the parking lot but is stopped by the ice cream truck. The camera on the passenger side of the truck shows the car sliding right with the wheels pointed to the right, a second later you see the same as the Torino nose dives to a stop from another camera angle. But the next shot the Torino nose dives with the wheels pointed to the left. 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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.156 (2013) See more »

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Old Days
Written by James Pankow
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Chicago Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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immaculately produced 70s light comedy homage
7 April 2004 | by See 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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