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(a joint review with Library Chick) A film by Todd Philipps. For you youngsters out there, Starsky & Hutch was one of three definitive TV series in which a car had as much a leading role as the actors. Whereas The Dukes of Hazzard was a real-life cartoon, and Knight Rider was taking itself way too seriously, S & H fit in between - a police detective/buddy adventure with a balance of drama and comedy. Starsky & Hutch, the movie, starts at the teaming up. David Starsky (Ben Stiller), an up-tight by-the-rules detective gets his twelfth partner on four years, Ken Hutchinson (Owen Wilson), a cop who doesn't know the rules, and never averse to helping himself to illegal money. A call for a dead body leads them on the hunt for a new cocaine - one that can't be detected by police dogs or police labs - to be delivered. They get a suspect right away, but their ineptitude gets in the way. With help from their informant Huggy Bear (Snoop Dogg), the pieces fall into place, and S & H get their man. LC knew the movie would be great when the opening sequence had "Can't Smile Without You" by Mr. B. Manilow (this is where we disagree). The four main actors - Stiller, Wilson, Snoop, and Fred Williamson (as S & H's captain) - succeeded because they did not try to imitate the characters in the TV show. Rather, they captured the essence of the characters - Stiller/Starsky starting uptight but relaxing as he gets comfortable with the happy-go-lucky/eyes on the women Wilson/Hutch, Snoop more flamboyant, if not a little more questionable on his side activities, and Williamson the captain driven to distraction. S & H is really an hommage to the TV series - the interaction of the partners, the car chases, the music (if not disco, think of every bad song from the era - LC hopes a soundtrack comes out * ), and the costumes - Cindy swears I have a shirt in the closet that Starsky wore, and pay attention for the S & H t-shirts. Starsky & Hutch is a fun, entertaining movie - mindless fun, if you will. If you remember the series, you will understand and enjoy. But even if you never saw an episode, the film stands on its own as a good evening's entertainment. Ratings: LC - Four Ford Torinos g-dawg - Paws up * - There is a soundtrack out. Mercifully, said opening song does not appear on it.

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Must concur. Saw it, loved it! I just wish Will . had had a bigger part. He is so hilarious!

I also wished they'd had more spoofs at the end.


It was a very funny show--every 70's cliche' you could think of was included in the show.
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Haven't seen it but.. Snoop Dog?! oh my
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Saw it. Liked it.
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Saw it. Liked it.
:1: LC there is a soundtrack however, unfortunately or fortunately Can't Smile without You is not on the soundtrack.
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Hmm. Still not that interested.
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My favorite part of this movie was when Starsky was running on the beach with that HUGE headset on!! :LOL:
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My favorite part was when they jumped his car off of the pier at the end.
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My favorite part was "from the future - 1984's disco robot".
Hysterically funny flick.
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Really funny movie. Loved that Cardigan sweater!!!! And of course, the car.
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We saw this on cable last night. Great movie. The part where he shoots the pony is hystercial as well the whole time Starsky is hyped up on coke. The cameo's at the end by the Soul and Glaser were a great touch as well
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