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Starsky and Hutch

Starsky and Hutch (later) Season One Opening Credits (note the "&" in place of the early "and").
Format Action
Created by William Blinn
Starring David Soul
Paul Michael Glaser
Antonio Fargas
Bernie Hamilton
Richard Ward
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 90
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC (American Broadcasting Company)
Original run April 30, 1975May 15, 1979
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Starsky and Hutch (to use its original spelling; it became Starsky & Hutch a few episodes into the run) is a 1970s American television series that consisted of 92 episodes of 60 minutes and a single-90 minute pilot, created by William Blinn and broadcast between April 30, 1975 and May 15, 1979 on the ABC network; distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in North America and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in some other parts of the world. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The action genre is a class of creative works characterised by a greater emphasis on exciting action sequences than on character development or story-telling. ... David Soul (born August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor and British citizen and singer best known for his role as the seat-of-the-pants California police detective Ken Hutch Hutchinson (opposite co-star and long-time friend Paul Michael Glaser) in the cult television program... Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943) is an American actor and director. ... Antonio Fargas Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1948) is a tall African American actor famous for roles in Blaxploitation films of the early 1970s. ... Bernie Hamilton (born June 12, 1928, Los Angeles) is a black American actor. ... Richard Ward, (1915 – 1979) was a gravel-voiced black American actor in films and TV from the late 1950s onwards until his death. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1975 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... Phenomenon is the seventh full-length original album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. ... Starsky & Hutch is a video game of the racing genre released in 2003 by Minds Eye. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... 1970s logo for WTCN-TV (now KARE) in Minneapolis, which included the corporate logo for Metromedia; this logo was also used by KTTV in Los Angeles Metromedia Producers Corporation logo Metromedia (also often MetroMedia) was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956...

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Overview

One of the third generation Ford Torinos used in the motion picture Starsky and Hutch.
One of the third generation Ford Torinos used in the motion picture Starsky and Hutch.

The protagonists were two Southern California policemen: the dark-haired David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser), a streetwise detective with intense, childlike curiosity; and the blond Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson (David Soul), who was more reserved and intellectual. Under the radio call sign "Zebra Three", they were known for tearing around the streets of "Bay City" in Starsky's two-door Ford Torino, which was red with a large white vector stripe. It was nicknamed the "Striped Tomato" by Hutch in the episode Kill Huggy Bear; the nickname was subsequently adopted by the fans of the series. However, the term didn't come from the writers - it came from a real-life comment that Glaser made. When he was first shown the Torino by Aaron Spelling, Glaser sarcastically said, "That thing looks like a striped tomato!" Hutch also had a car, a beaten-up 1973 Ford Galaxie 500, which occasionally appeared when the duo needed separate vehicles, or for undercover work. Their main underworld contact was the street-wise, jive-talking Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas), who often dressed extravagantly, and was sometimes hinted, but never confirmed to be a pimp. The duo's boss was the gruff, no-nonsense but fair Captain Harold Dobey, played by Bernie Hamilton in the series (gravel-voiced actor Richard Ward in the pilot). "Starsky and Hutch" has been credited for being one of the first prime-time dramatic shows to cast black characters in a positive light; with both Captain Dobey, and - despite his walking on the edge of the law - the honest and trustworthy Huggy seen to be positive black role models. Huggy's immense popularity caused Spelling and Goldberg to consider giving Fargas his own series. The second season episode Huggy Bear and the Turkey was the test pilot for a proposed spin off with Huggy and his friend, former Sheriff "Turkey" Turquet (Dale Robinette) becoming private investigators; however, it never led to a series. In the episode it was revealed that Huggy's last name is Brown (no clue as to his first name was given). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1780x1169, 842 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Torino Starsky and Hutch Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1780x1169, 842 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ford Torino Starsky and Hutch Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... The Ford Torino was an intermediate sized car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943) is an American actor and director. ... David Soul (born August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor and British citizen and singer best known for his role as the seat-of-the-pants California police detective Ken Hutch Hutchinson (opposite co-star and long-time friend Paul Michael Glaser) in the cult television program... The Ford Torino was an intermediate sized car produced by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. ... 1966 Ford Galaxie 7 Litre Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ford Galaxie For other uses, see Galaxie (disambiguation). ... Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... Antonio Fargas Antonio Juan Fargas (born August 14, 1948) is a tall African American actor famous for roles in Blaxploitation films of the early 1970s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bernie Hamilton (born June 12, 1928, Los Angeles) is a black American actor. ... Richard Ward, (1915 – 1979) was a gravel-voiced black American actor in films and TV from the late 1950s onwards until his death. ... Media spin-off is the process of deriving new radio or television programs from existing ones (see list of television spin-offs). ... A private investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations. ...


Two character names came from William Blinn's past: "Starsky" was the name of a high school friend, and "Huggy Bear" was a local disc jockey. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ...


Fans loved the gritty, often violent, plotlines, comic banter, and particularly the close, devoted and enduring friendship between Starsky and Hutch. In stark contrast to police characters on TV up until this time, Starsky and Hutch were open with physical gestures of affection, often declaring that they trusted only each other against the world (leading to some claiming that there were homosexual overtones between the pair; in fact, some in the Hollywood press referred to the characters as "prime-time homos"). This parallels a similar claim that was leveled by psychologist Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book Seduction of the Innocent about the relationship between the comic book hero Batman and his sidekick Robin. But most observers see this simply as male bonding, which soon became commonplace, as "new men" could admit to having feelings of many shades, with no homosexual implication - certainly the case with Starsky & Hutch. However, during the 1980s some fans, mostly women, started writing and publishing "slash fiction" stories about the pair and continue to do so in print and on the Internet. [1] Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Fredric Wertham Dr. Fredric Wertham (March 20, 1895 – November 29, 1981) was a German-American psychiatrist and crusading author who protested the purportedly harmful effects of mass media—comic books in particular—on the development of children. ... First U.S. printing, 1954 First U.K. printing, 1954 Seduction of the Innocent was a book by Dr. Fredric Wertham, published in 1954, that warned that comic books were a bad form of popular literature and a serious cause of juvenile delinquency. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... For other uses, see Sidekick (disambiguation). ... Slash fiction is a genre of fan fiction. ...


Many fans were attracted not just by the characters, but the quality of writing during the first two seasons (despite the fact that the majority of first season stories were actually existing scripts that were merely adapted to fit the series). The second season episode Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road, featured country star Lynn Anderson as a singer being stalked by a deranged person and was based upon a real-life incident involving Dolly Parton. The part was written with Parton in mind, but Anderson wound up playing the role. Lynn Anderson (b. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated American country singer, songwriter, composer, musician, author, actress, and philanthropist. ...


In 1977, a rising concern about violence on TV forced the screenplay writers to cut down on violent action scenes and to employ more romantic and socially themed episodes, and play up the "buddy buddy" aspect of the show's leads even more. At the same time, the lead actors, in particular Glaser, became jaded with the general theme of the series. These factors, among others, contributed to the fading popularity of the series. Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Glaser indicated several times that he wanted to get out of his contract and leave the series. At the start of the third season, it seemed that he would not be returning for filming. To fill the gap he would have left, the character of Officer Linda Baylor, played by Roz Kelly was created, and a number of alternative scripts featuring the character instead of Starsky were written (whether the show's name would have remained the same is unknown). Ultimately, Glaser was persuaded to continue, and Baylor only appeared (alongside both Starsky and Hutch) in the Fatal Attraction-esque third season story Fatal Charm(in fact, this episode pre-dated Fatal Attraction by ten years). This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Fatal Attraction is a 1987 thriller about a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and who becomes obsessed with him. ...


Glaser again voiced his desires to leave during the fourth season. This time, Starsky's younger brother Nick (John Herzfeld) was introduced in the fourth season episode Starsky's Brother, mixed up with some bad company. It was intended that if Glaser was to quit, that the reformed Nick would join the force and fill Glaser's place (this time at least being able to keep the show's title as Starsky & Hutch). Again, this idea never came to anything. Although a fifth season was at one stage planned, it was ultimately Glaser's desire to quit the series, as well as by this time falling ratings, which brought an end to the series. Ironically, as with many leading actors in hit shows over the years (such as Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek, Adam West in Batman, Tom Baker in Doctor Who, etc.), Glaser initially had little regard for his most famous role, and wanted to be distanced from it, but in more recent years has come to embrace it. Despite Glaser's little regard for the role, he and David Soul became close friends during the series and later often described their friendship as being even closer than the one Starsky & Hutch shared. ([2] Leonard Simon Nimoy (born March 26, 1931) is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928) is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation). ... This article is about the 1960s television series. ... For other persons named Tom Baker, see Tom Baker (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ...


After its prime-time run, Starsky and Hutch was offered in syndication and has been shown on several local and cable networks, including The National Network and the Memorable Entertainment Television station of Chicago. The show's formula of "buddy-buddies (in some cases again cops), typically one blond and one dark haired, with a memorable car / form of transport" would appear again in several popular subsequent shows (see CHiPs, The Dukes of Hazzard, Miami Vice et al). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WWME-CA is a class A station in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... CHiPs is an American television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ... For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ...


List of episodes

Pilot (1975)

Starsky and Hutch (90 mins.)


First Season (1975–76)

  1. Savage Sunday
  2. Texas Longhorn
  3. Death Ride
  4. Snow Storm
  5. The Fix
  6. Death Notice
  7. Pariah (a.k.a. What Do You Do When Justice Fails)
  8. Kill Huggy Bear
  9. The Bait
  10. Lady Blue
  11. Captain Dobey, You're Dead!
  12. Terror on the Docks
  13. The Deadly Impostor
  14. Shootout
  15. The Hostages
  16. Losing Streak
  17. Silence
  18. The Omaha Tiger
  19. Jojo
  20. Running
  21. A Coffin for Starsky
  22. The Bounty Hunter
  • Submitted scripts that were not filmed: 'Knockover' and 'Dead Man Walking'.

Second Season (1976–77)

  1. The Las Vegas Strangler - Part 1
  2. The Las Vegas Strangler - Part 2
  3. Murder at Sea - Part 1
  4. Murder at Sea - Part 2
  5. Gillian
  6. Bust Amboy (a.k.a. Nightlight)
  7. The Vampire
  8. The Specialist
  9. Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back Into Your Hearts
  10. Vendetta (a.k.a. The Monster)
  11. Nightmare
  12. Iron Mike (a.k.a. Captain Mike Ferguson)
  13. Little Girl Lost
  14. Bloodbath
  15. The Psychic
  16. The Set-Up - Part 1
  17. The Set-Up - Part 2
  18. Survival
  19. Starsky's Lady (a.k.a. Revenge)
  20. Huggy Bear and the Turkey
  21. The Committee
  22. The Velvet Jungle
  23. Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road
  24. Murder on Stage 17
  25. Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty
  • Submitted scripts that were not filmed: 'Mojo' and 'Sixty Miles To Hell'

Third Season (1977–78)

  1. Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) - Part 1
  2. Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) - Part 2
  3. Fatal Charm
  4. I Love You, Rosey Malone
  5. Murder Ward
  6. Death in a Different Place
  7. The Crying Child
  8. The Heroes
  9. The Plague - Part 1
  10. The Plague - Part 2
  11. The Collector
  12. Manchild on the Streets
  13. The Action
  14. The Heavyweight
  15. A Body Worth Guarding
  16. The Trap
  17. Satan's Witches
  18. Class in Crime
  19. Hutchinson: Murder One (a.k.a. Hutchinson for Murder One)
  20. Foxy Lady
  21. Partners
  22. Quadromania
  23. Deckwatch
  • Submitted scripts that were not filmed: 'Die Before They Wake'.

Fourth Season (1978–79)

  1. Discomania
  2. The Game
  3. Blindfold
  4. Photo Finish
  5. Moonshine
  6. Strange Justice
  7. The Avenger
  8. Dandruff
  9. Black and Blue
  10. The Groupie
  11. Cover Girl (a.k.a. No Deposit, No Return)
  12. Starsky's Brother (a.k.a. Starsky's Little Brother)
  13. The Golden Angel
  14. Ballad for a Blue Lady
  15. Birds of a Feather
  16. Ninety Pounds of Trouble
  17. Huggy Can't Go Home (a.k.a. Huggy Can't Go Back)
  18. Targets Without a Badge - Part 1 (a.k.a. The Snitch)
  19. Targets Without a Badge - Part 2
  20. Targets Without a Badge - Part 3
  21. Starsky vs. Hutch
  22. Sweet Revenge
  • Submitted scripts that were not filmed: 'The Halls Of Terror'.

International

  • In France, the show was shown on TF1. The French version replaces the original theme(s) with a French song, singing about "Starsky et Hutch".
  • In the United Kingdom, the series was a huge hit when shown in the 1970s on BBC1, with occasional re-runs through to the early 1990s. It was re-run by Five in 2003 in a 10 a.m. slot (later 11 a.m.; moving later on to an afternoon 2:30 p.m. slot); During its prime-time run, however, the BBC heavily edited or skipped altogether certain episodes; in fact, the first season episode "The Fix" (in which mobsters inject Hutch with heroin in order to extract information from him) was deemed too graphic and was effectively "banned" from all the corporation's runs of the series (despite being shown after the 9 p.m. watershed). Several other controversial episodes did on occasion air, but were heavily edited and / or seldom aired due to their nature. "The Fix" was never shown on British terrestrial television until May 31, 1999, as part of Channel 4's "Starsky & Hutch Night". On January 10, 2003, Five actually broadcast "The Fix" in their regular 10 a.m. slot; however, the episode was notably edited, and the scene of Hutch being injected with heroin was almost completely absent. It is now shown on the UK satellite / cable station Bravo.
  • The success of Starsky and Hutch caused British TV producer Brian Clemens to respond with a more hard edged, gritty show called The Professionals which aired on UK TV between 1977 and 1983.
  • Although the two shows debuted within a few months of each other, so one was unlikely to have been directly influenced by the other, there are also some notable parallels with gritty 1970s UK Police series The Sweeney (1975-78), which was the predecessor to The Professionals.

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Cars

Ford Gran Torino
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Production 19741976
Assembly Dearborn, Michigan
Class mid-size car
Body style(s) 2-door coupe
Layout FR layout
Engine(s) 351 Windsor
351 Cleveland
351 Modified
400 Modified
460 Lima
Transmission(s) 3-speed automatic
Length 213.6" (2-door)

Stunt cars, camera cars, tow cars, dolly cars, and cars used for "beauty" shots varied in model year from 1974 to 1976 Ford Torinos, since the body style of the Gran Torino was unchanged. Obviously, no 1976 models were used in the pilot episode or the first season. Originally, Blinn was to have Starsky drive a Chevrolet Camaro because he fondly remembered a green and white Camaro that he owned. However, when production started on the pilot, Ford Motor Company's Studio-TV Car Loan Program was the lease supplier for Spelling-Goldberg that year. They looked at lease stock and chose two (one main, one backup) 351 Windsor V8-powered "Bright Red" (code 2B) 2-door Gran Torinos for the characters. They were equipped with chrome exterior rearview mirrors and protective black bodyside moldings; the interiors were black with vinyl bench seats. They were custom painted (on top of the factory red paint color) with the distinctive white "vector" stripe (running from the front fender, across the doors, up and over the roof, and then symmetrically back down the other side above the molding, ending in a point at the middle of the front marker lights on either side), had their rear ends lifted by air shocks, had "U.S." brand 5-slot mag wheels added with larger rear tires, and had chrome tips on the exhaust pipes. They also replaced the original 2.75 to 1 rear axle gearing (standard, along with automatic transmission, on 1975 and newer Torinos) with numerically higher gears for better acceleration during stunt driving scenes; this was done during all four seasons to the S-G Torinos. Engine sounds were dubbed in since the Torinos were stock; California law forbade mechanically modifying the engines of new cars. When the pilot was successful, Spelling-Goldberg ordered two new red Torinos for the first season. These cars were powered by 400 Modified V8s because extra power was going to be needed for additional stunt driving scenes. The Torinos had no bodyside moldings, body-colored "sport" mirrors, and cloth bench seats; the stripe was thicker and ended at the front of the car. In '76, they were replaced by three new Torinos that had vinyl benches like the pilot cars and were specially painted the previous year's 'Bright Red' because Ford used a different shade of red for the new models; the cars can be identified by their silver 'sight shields' (bumper filler panels) which Ford used on specially painted cars. They also had chrome mirrors and bodyside moldings like the pilot cars; however, the stripe was integrated with the moldings. They were powered by 460 Lima V8s, and Spelling-Goldberg kept these Torinos until production ceased. Over time, they discovered an unforeseen problem with the Torinos during stunt driving scenes involving the main stars. In sharp left-hand turns, David Soul would slide across the vinyl bench into Paul Michael Glaser; in addition to being irritating, it could've been a potential safety hazard. S-G decided to solve the problem by replacing the front bench of the number two Torino with bucket seats. Due to the success of S&H, in 1976 (the Torino's final year) Ford released a limited edition (only 1000 units) Starsky and Hutch replica Gran Torino.[3] Manufactured at the Chicago plant, one of these code "PS 122" units was leased by S-G from the middle of the 2nd season until the series' end as a backup for the main cars; this vehicle was known as "Unit 129". It was originally equipped with a 351 Modified V8; however, during filming, one of the stuntmen damaged the engine beyond repair, and it was replaced overnight with a 429 Lima V8 (type unknown). During the last season of Starsky and Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard premiered on CBS, and one of the factory replicas was used in the first episode, "One Armed Bandits", seen to be driven by regular character Cooter Davenport (Ben Jones). This was the only ever appearance of the Torino in the series, and many fans have speculated over its strange one-off appearance. One theory is that it was merely an in-joke, with the Torino being TV's former iconic car, now being taken over by The General Lee (The Dukes' car). Indeed, on the DVD audio commentary for the episode, John Schneider (Bo Duke) spots the car and comments on it, but is none the wiser as to why it is there. After Starsky and Hutch was cancelled, the cars were returned to Ford and sold at auction. Currently, Torino #1 is owned by a man in Ohio.[4] Unrestored, it still has its original 460, interior, and paint. Torino #2[5] is owned by a New Jersey man who supplied the main close-up Torino (featured on the movie posters)[6] for 2004's big-screen Starsky & Hutch movie. During its life after Starsky and Hutch, #2 was wrecked and sold as salvage. It was repaired; however, it was repainted the wrong shade of red and the stripe was improperly redone. Still equipped with bucket seats, #2 no longer has its original 460; somewhere along the line, a 2.8 liter Ford V-6 was installed. It is currently undergoing restoration in Pennsylvania. #3 reportedly resides in the South, and "Unit 129" is owned by a man in Modesto, California.[7] The Torino has many fans and collectors in the United Kingdom, as evidenced by the large number of UK-owned replicas (both factory and aftermarket).[8] Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... 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As stated previously, Glaser wasn't fond of the Torino; he found the car to be garish. Due to his contempt for the Torino, he mistreated it during close-up stunt scenes when he drove(this was admitted to in a 1997 letter he wrote to the owner of the #1 Torino). He would often stop the car by hitting the front wheels against curbing; he would also be seen coming into driveways at high speed and bumping into garbage dumpsters.


Theme music

The first season of the show had a theme written by Lalo Schifrin,used heavily during the US pilot episode. This was replaced for the second season by music by Tom Scott, entitled "Gotcha". The iconic "Gotcha" is the best known of the show's themes, and has been covered by several musicians, including the James Taylor Quartet and Ventures who released a version of the theme that was written by Tom Scott as a United Artist single in 1977 and it is very close to the broadcast version of the theme used during the second season. For the third season, a more dramatic theme was used, written by Mark Snow,this was released on an LP around 1979.It did not fit well with the show, although it did highlight revamped, more light-hearted, stories. Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the burning-fuse theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. ... There are different people named Tom Scott: Tom Scott, Scottish poet. ... The James Taylor Quartet are a British four-piece jazz funk band who have become renowned for their live performances. ... Walk Dont Run (1960) The Ventures are a rock instrumental band formed in 1958, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, two Seattle masonry workers. ... There are different people named Tom Scott: Tom Scott, Scottish poet. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... Mark Snow (born Martin Fulterman on 26 August 1946 in New York City) is a prolific composer for film and television. ...


A version of "Gotcha", as it appears on one of the Tom Scott albums, returned for the fourth season. The revamped version reflected the generally more darker stories of the season, especially those directed by Paul Michael Glaser.


DVD Releases

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released all 4 Seasons on DVD in Region 1 and 2 in the UK for the very first time. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. ...

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete 1st Season 23 March 2, 2004
The Complete 2nd Season 25 July 20, 2004
The Complete 3rd Season 23 March 15, 2005
The Complete 4th Season 22 October 17, 2006

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External links

  • Starsky and Hutch at the Internet Movie Database
  • Starsky and Hutch at TV.com
  • Fansite about Starsky and Hutch and Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul with a lot of images from the series
  • Category at ODP
  • Encyclopedia of Television
  • Starsky & Hutch at Stage 1
  • Full episodes of Starsky & Hutch free at AOL Video
  • A Canon Compendium Of The TV Series Starsky and Hutch

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