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Starsky and Hutch is an American cop telvision series about the exploits of two Southern California police officers: David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson (David Soul). The duo patroled the San Francisco Bay area in a souped up red Gran Torino with a white stripe. Georg Stanford Brown, Jack Starrett, Fernando Lamas, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser directed several episodes. The show also features several weekly co-stars such as Charles Cyphers, Kristi McNichol, Alex Rocco, LaWanda Page, Richard Lynch, and Robert loggia.

Starsky is a veteran of the U.S. Army, who is talkative, smart and more inclined to tak chances, while Hutch is more laidback and intellectual. The duo took on a number of crooked characters and cracked several tough cases by utilizing their police smarts. Starky and Hutch's Captain Harold Dobey (Bernie Hamilton) is a stern no nonsense cop, who is always on the duo's case. The addition of Dobey to the cast was seen as a way to present African Americans in a more positive light.

When cases reach a dead end, Starsky and Hutch rely on the information given to them by local hustler Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas). Huggy is smooth-talking, streetwise and owned the local bar, which is often frequented by a wide range of low brow types. Huggy Bear's character gained immense, worldwide popularity. A spin-off series featuring the character never materialized.

Both Starsky and Hutch are portrayed as bachelors with no children. However, the characters do have love interests on the show from time to time. Although the show features less violence than many shows, the criticism forced writers to move away from more violent themes and concentrate more on romance and social themes. A contract dispute with Paul Michael Glaser ended with him temporarily written out of the script and replaced by Roz Kelly, who portrayed Officer Linda Baylor.

ABC
4 Seasons, 93 Episodes
September 10, 1975
Action & Adventure, Comedy
7.0/10
Cast: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton
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  • A prestigious political figure, bent on revenge, critically wounds Starsky and plots Hutch's execution.

  • Competing for the affections of a policewoman, Starsky and Hutch neglect their investigation of the murder of a dance-hall girl.

  • Interviews with the cast and creators of Starsky & Hutch.

  • An illegal poker game puts Huggy Bear in a tight spot - holding a dead man's hand and facing a choice between covering for a friend or obeying the law.

  • When a contract is put out to kill a top union official, Starsky and Hutch go undercover as hit men to protect him. But while Hutch rehearses his performance as a trigger man, Starsky is plagued by a young admirer who may compromise his cover.

  • A former partner of Hutch's arranges the murder of a witness in order to pay off his wife's gambling debts.

  • The detectives are assigned to protect a wrestler who has received a death threat, with Starsky going into the ring himself to draw out a suspect.

  • When a Model, an old girlfriend from Hutch hears she has cancer, she decides to contact a hit man. She doesn't want to die painfully and wants a unpainful death. But when the doctors discover her body is killing the disease, Hutch has to find the hit man before he kills her.

  • Starsky and Hutch go undercover in the fashion world. While they are concentrating on their detective work, they receive an unusual offer from a women who wants to help them.

  • When the partners in crime-busting respond to a reported burglary, Hutch is shot by one of the teenage robbers, leaving him critically ill in hospital. Starsky is paired with a dynamic new partner, black Policewoman Joan Meredith, to track down the thieves, and they find themselves on the trail of an operation that is using ghetto youths to commit burglaries, and then selling their hauls on the black market...

  • The butch duo pose as temperamental hairdressers as they pursue a master diamond thief in town for a big auction. But the Baron proves a cunning adversary for Tyrone and Marlene.

  • The intrepid Detectives investigate a woman's claims that a jealous brief acquaintance from San Francisco has followed her to the city and is responsible for the vicious murders of a string of the her lovers. But there is a sinister twist to the case, and Starsky unknowingly places himself in great danger...

  • When his daughter is raped, long-standing, veteran Detective Slate is devastated, and shoots her attacker, who's been brought in for questioning. With the wounded rapist looking like he'll get off scott-free and Slate facing serious charges, the distinguished Lieutenant takes the law into his own hands to get even with his daughter's assailant - and it's up to Starsky and Hutch to stop him in time...

  • After they arrest two ploughboys who soon after die of poisoning, the Detective pals pose as country boys in order to track down some Southern moonshiners who have brewed a bad batch of bootleg whiskey. But the ruthless head of the innocent operation is determined to continue pushing the lethal brew at any cost...

  • Starsky and Hutch brush shoulders with high-society, at an exclusive party that photographer friend Marcie has invited them to, but the event grinds to a halt when an artist is shot dead by an unknown assassin. Marcie has caught the shooting on camera, and the Detective duo confiscate the pictures for Police evidence as they begin some black-tie sleuthing on the champagne circuit. But Marcie is determined to use the valuable photos to break into big-time journalism, and quietly holds on to one to sell to the highest bidder – only for her life to now be endangered by the killer, who is determined to get their hands on the incriminating film...

  • Responding to a jewellery store robbery, Starsky is distraught when he accidentally shoots an art student caught in the cross-fire, costing the girl her sight. Guilt-stricken, he forcefully strikes up friendship with the blinded young woman, without confessing that he's the law officer that caused her to loose her vision. But their subsequent relationship soon proves to be very dangerous, as someone seems determined to keep him away from her, and Hutch comes to question just how much of a chance by-stander she really was in the incident...

  • The streetwise Detective partners go incognito as disco dudes at Fever, a popular dance club, where Sergeant Lizzie Thorpe is laid as bait in a trap set for a serial killer, who is drugging, abducting and murdering attractive women who refuse to dance with him...

  • A serial killing seaman, who preys on prostitutes, is badly shot during his latest attack. Wounded and on the run, he resorts to holding Hutch's friend and her wheelchair-bound mother hostage in their home. Hutch poses as a paramedic to get inside the house as he and Starsky try to apprehend the desperate killer and safely free the hostages...

  • Starsky poses as a cab driver to investigate a series of strangulation murders of cabbies, performed by a man dressed in Shakespearean costume and with superhuman strength in his artificial hand.

  • Starsky's reckless driving in pursuit of two robbers lands both himself and Hutch in hospital, with Hutch seemingly suffering from amnesia, unable to remember his partner or anything about their jobs. Starsky reminds him of some of their past adventures in an attempt to revive his memory…

  • Out of the blue, Hutch's estranged former wife Vanessa suddenly contacts him, attempting to rekindle their relationship. Hutch doesn't want to know, until Vanessa claims that she's ill with a cancerous tumour. But the next day, Vanessa is murdered in Hutch's apartment – and Hutch is the prime suspect. With two Internal Affairs agents investigating and seemingly convinced that Hutch is guilty, Starsky must help his partner trace the real culprits in order to clear his name...

  • Investigating a series of immaculately executed murders, the case leads Hutch back to school as a college student, to get the low-down on a brilliant college professor who teaches a senior student course on the ""philosophy of crime"" and specialises in murder...

  • Staying in Captain Dobey's mountain cabin while on a short vacation, Starsky and Hutch are met with cold reception from the nearby townspeople, particularly the short-tempered local Sheriff. The cause of the people's fear soon becomes apparent when the pair find that they are neighbors in the woods to a coven full of Devil worshippers...

  • A trip to buy Starsky's expensive new watch ends in chaos as the duo try to catch a tearaway tomboy shoplifter. Soon after, they respond to a call from Huggy after some thugs smashed up his bar demanding information about Hutch and unbeknown to any of them, the pair are being guided into a carefully laid ambush at a desolate farm, in a trap set by a ruthless criminal with an old score to settle with Hutch. Worse still, Joey, the young shoplifting girl, has stowed away in Starsky's car, and ends up trapped with the Detective duo in a barn that will soon be set ablaze...

  • Starsky and Hutch are assigned to protect visiting Russian prima ballerina Anna Akhanatova, whose life is threatened by political fanatics. Although Starsky is bemused by the appeal of ballet, Hutch is excited to get to meet Akhanatova, an idol of his – although when the pair actually meet, they quickly develop a fiery relationship. But as he safe-guards the girl while Starsky is investigating who is behind the threats, Hutch and the ballerina start to fall for each other...

  • The crime-busting partners meet a one-time boxing champ, now a dockland worker, who witnessed the murder of a Policeman arranged by a dockland racketeer. But the former champ's own life is endangered after he refuses to take a fall in a boxing fight for the vicious racketeer...

  • Starsky and Hutch set out to bust an illegal gambling ring behind the brutal beating of a friend after he failed to pay off his debts. The duo end up playing for very high stakes as they infiltrate the illegal club, run from a mobile casino in the back of an 18-wheeled truck...

  • When a friend of Starsky and Hutch's is wrongfully shot dead by a rookie Cop after the drunk driving of the man's pal leads to a Police pursuit, the pair must do their best to steer his confused teenage son away from a life of crime, as he grows intent on avenging his father's needless death and becomes involved with a small-time thief...

  • Conclusion of this two-part story. Hit-man Callendar, the carrier of the deadly plague, is still at large, and the disease has now claimed Hutch as it's latest victim. With his partner hours from death, Starsky races against time to track down Callendar to obtain an anti-toxin...

  • First episode of a two-part story. Starsky and Hutch collect a colleague from the airport, but soon after the man is struck down by a deadly disease caught from a passenger on the same flight. The streetwise Detectives must spring into action to find the carrier – an international assassin planning to make a hit on a major syndicate chief – as the entire city becomes threatened with the spreading, lethal virus...

  • The streetwise cops are disgruntled when they are assigned to have a newspaper journalist accompany them for a couple of days, until they learn that the reporter is an attractive woman. As they try to trace a drug supplier who is poisoning the narcotics he pushes, the pair go all out to impress the reporter, but when she misunderstands their often unorthodox Policing methods, the woman writes a very unfavorable article about them...

  • A school teacher, fearing loosing her job if her concerns are unfounded, asks Starsky and Hutch to look into a suspected case of child abuse surrounding a continually bruised six-year-old boy in her class. The pair are drawn into a disturbing case of domestic violence, but they most prove their concerns if they are to save the young boy from further abuse...

  • The intreptid Detective partners investigate when a colleague – an old friend of Starsky's – is found dead in a sleazy red-light district hotel, and are shocked to uncover that the married murdered Lieutenant was a closet homosexual with a history of gay relationships. But just who is behind his death, and why?...

  • The intrepid cops go undercover at a mental hospital, with Starsky as a patient and Hutch as an orderly, to investigate a number of mysterious patient deaths that have occurred at the asylum. With a female journalist, also undercover as a patient, they uncover that someone in the hospital is illegally using patients as human guinea-pigs for the testing of behaviour modification drugs...

  • Two Senate Investigative Committee agents want Starsky to strike up romance with a beautiful young woman he met while out jogging, in order to get close to her and extract information about her syndicate figure father. But as Starsky enters the ""undercover relationship"", he falls blissfully in love with the girl for real – and the two agents are manipulating them both...

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