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

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William Blinn
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1979   1978   1977   1976   1975  
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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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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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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 »

Goofs

Throughout the series the rear-view mirror of Starsky's car is often missing when we see a two-shot of the guys in the car from the front through the windscreen. However in other shots of the car in the same scenes the mirror is almost always clearly in place. 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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Simply the best, better than all the rest!
4 December 2000 | by manipoolSee all my reviews

How can I begin to describe one of the best buddy/cop shows on the air in the Seventies? I looked forward to each episode and hated it when I had to miss it for some reason. The chemistry between David Soul and Paul M. Glaser was superb, with each man giving to his character that special something that can't be duplicated. The blond and the cute, the dark and the handsome, one a thinker, the other a doer, one quiet, one a little bit loud, but both very appealing....Did their best work in a red and white Torino. The show was at it's best when the powers that be let them do their own thing, at it's worst when it tried to comply with those who wanted it to be something it was not...it was not a show about social workers. It was a show about two cops and two men who cared about each other. It was at its greatest when it found the humor of life after all the chaos of the evenings episode. It was and is truly one of its kind. I loved it and cherish it as one of my favorite childhood shows. Thank you Paul and David!!


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30 April 1975 (USA) See more »

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(88 episodes)
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