Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
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The hideous rape-murder of the wife of a used-car salesman leads the salesman to pick up a huge revolver and go after the two killers, who also robbed him.


Jack Starrett (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)


William Blinn (creator), Michael Mann




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Paul Michael Glaser ... Det. Dave Starsky
Antonio Fargas ... Huggy Bear
Bernie Hamilton ... Capt. Harold Dobey
Med Flory ... Zack Tyler
George Loros George Loros ... Little Huey Chaco
Charles Napier ... John Brown Harris
Michael Lerner ... Fat Rolly
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Angel
Nora Denney ... Ray aka Tattoo Woman (as Dodo Denney)
Stafford Morgan ... Asst. Coroner Tom
Stefanie Auerbach Stefanie Auerbach ... Nurse
Al Hansen ... Sergeant
Sanford Smith Sanford Smith ... Southerner
Alta Christopher Alta Christopher ... Emma Lou


The hideous rape-murder of the wife of a used-car salesman leads the salesman to pick up a huge revolver and go after the two killers, who also robbed him.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

17 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Screenwriter Michael Mann, in an interview with American Film magazine during his "Miami Vice" heyday, claimed this show, in reruns, "was about the second or third highest rated program in TV history." The magazine was highly skeptical and didn't find the show on a list of the 50 highest-rated programs. Mann was partly right; the telecast drew an eye-popping 61 percent share of the audience that was actually tuned in to their TV sets (the competitors that might, March 10, 1976, were news specials). However, the rating (of all TV sets) was a still-spectacular but more down-to-earth 30.3, a good seven million viewers above the series' average for the season but only slightly higher than the averages for "All in the Family" and "Rick Man, Poor Man." Had the show competed against first-run series (as had aired the previous week), the share figures would have been in the mid-to-high 40s. See more »


Capt. Harold Dobey: "Starsky, about this report, it reads like a comic book! 'The fiery red Torino fishtails to a halt. Me and Hutch spill out onto the street ready for action.'"
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What Acting!
30 June 2018 | by CromeRoseSee all my reviews

I love this series, watched it as a teen when it first aired. Just watched this episode again last night and had to come on here and cheer the actors. This episode was hard-hitting for 70s television - probably one of the reasons many nanny groups tried to ban this show and eventually managed to get the producers to tone down the violence and turn it into farce. But I digress! This episode features wonderful performances from David and Paul - that scene in the diner where Chaco grabs the waitress and Starsky & Hutch tell him no way he's walking out of there with a woman - that's Dirty Harry movie quality. And the two bad guys ooze slime! What performances. But the hands-down best performance is by Ann Weldon as Angel. She turns a small role into a tour-de-force Oscar-worthy performance.

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