Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Todd Phillips. The film stars Ben Stiller as David Starsky and Owen Wilson as Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson and is a film adaptation of the original television series of the same name from the 1970s.
Two streetwise undercover cops in the fictional city of Bay City, California in 1975 bust drug criminals with the help of underworld boss Huggy Bear. The film is a prequel to the television series, as it portrays Starsky and Hutch being first partnered. The film also switches the personalities of the title characters. While in the television show, Starsky was curious and streetwise, and Hutch was by-the-book, in the film, Starsky is the serious cop, and Hutch is laid-back. There are four Frat Pack members in this film, although not all are in major roles.
The film was released on March 5, 2004, received mixed to positive reviews from critics and was commercially successful, earning $170 million worldwide on a $60 million budget.
Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red and white Ford Gran Torino, with the help of a police snitch called "Huggy Bear".
Sound Effects Used
- Anime Synth Twang Sound (Sampled in one of the soundtrack.)
- Benny the Cab Revving
- CHRISTINE'S HORN
- MGM GUNSHOT SOUND (Excerpted from a Tom and Jerry cartoon.)
- WB GOLF CLUB SWING & HIT