Starsky & Hutch/Starsky & Hutch

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Starsky & Hutch
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Pilot Movie
Airdate April 30, 1975
Written by William Blinn
Directed by Barry Shear

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Starsky & Hutch is the pilot movie for Starsky & Hutch. It aired as an ABC Movie of the Week.

Starring: Michael Lerner (Fat Rolly), Albert Morgenstern (District Attorney Mark Henderson), Michael Conrad (Cannell), Richard Ward (Captain Harold Dobey)

Co-Starring: Gilbert Green (Tallman), Carole Ita White (Gretchen), Don Billett (Steele), Gordon Jump (Vinnie), Karen Lamm (Patty), James E. Brodhead (Tourist), Doug Fowley (Lijah)

Featuring: Larry Manetti (Stan), Simone Griffeth (Secretary), Bill Smillie (Apartment Manager), Buddy Lester (Coley)



Plot Overview

A young couple in a car exactly like Starsky's is killed by hitmen and word is out on the street that there's a contract out on Starsky and Hutch.

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Captain Dobey: In the pilot, Starky and Hutch's superior, Captain Dobey, was played by Richard Ward. For the series, Bernie Hamilton would take up the role.

Allusions and References

  • The Dunciad: The lines Zane quotes out of a book are the conclusion of Alexander Pope's satirical poem The Dunciad, although Zane wrongly attributes them to Voltaire.
Thy hand, Great Anarch! lets the curtain fall
And Universal Darkness buries All.

Memorable Moments