Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

Todd Phillips (2004)

15 Certificate


Our Score
By cleverly respecting his source material and skewering some much-loved clichés, co-writer/director Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover) nails this big-screen version of TV cop show Starsky and Hutch. The casting of Ben Stiller as by-the-book David Starsky and Owen Wilson as laid-back chancer Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson couldn't be better. Both are clearly having enormous fun in this entertaining buddy movie that neatly captures the 1970s film-making style and adds some hilarious homoeroticism to their relationship. Grudgingly paired up, the mismatched detectives learn to rely on each other while bringing a drugs lord (Vince Vaughn) to justice for peddling a cocaine variant that even sniffer dogs can't detect. Rap star Snoop Dogg delivers a great Huggy Bear and Will Ferrell is sidesplitting in a cameo as a dragon-obsessed convict. But it's Phillips's eye for the disco decade's details and the show's kitsch iconography that ensures a good time is had by old fans and newcomers alike.


Two mismatched detectives are forced to work together for the first time to track down a crime kingpin who has introduced a new, undetectable narcotic to the streets - but they struggle to get along. Comedy spoofing the 1970s cop show, starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn and Juliette Lewis.

Cast & Crew

Detective David Starsky Ben Stiller
Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson Owen Wilson
Reese Feldman Vince Vaughn
Kitty Juliette Lewis
Huggy Bear Snoop Dogg
Captain Doby Fred Williamson
Staci Carmen Electra
Holly Amy Smart
Kevin Jason Bateman
Manetti Chris Penn
Original Hutch David Soul
Original Starsky Paul Michael Glaser
Director Todd Phillips
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Mar 2004