The Best Episodes of Starsky & Hutch


#1 - Shootout 8.75

Season 1 - Episode 15

After a particularly long and awkward interrogation, Starsky and Hutch decide to unwind for the evening by going for a meal at an Italian restaurant. But the evening out is hardly the relaxing time anticipated when the restaurant is taken over by two syndicate hit-men planning to take out a Mob boss when he arrives at the diner. In the commotion, Starsky is critically wounded by a gun-shot wound, and Hutch must try and keep his partner alive while dealing with the trigger-happy gun-men...

Directors: Fernando Lamas
Kill Huggy Bear

#2 - Kill Huggy Bear 8.40

Season 1 - Episode 9

Dewey, an old ""acquaintance"" of Huggy Bear's, robs a candy store, only to afterwards realise that the store is a front for a Mob numbers-fixing racket. Dewey once saved Huggy's life, and calling in the debt, he asks Huggy to use his underworld contacts and return the money to the Mob if they forgive him for the robbery. But Dewey's ex-partner and her new lover find out about the horde of stolen money, and decide to bump Dewey off, mug Huggy for the money before he can return it, and keep it for themselves. As a result, it is Huggy who is left owning the large haul of money to the Mob, and Starsky and Hutch – in the dark about the whole situation – must find out what is going on and save their friend, who is now marked as a dead man...

Directors: Michael Schultz

#3 - Pariah 8.14

Season 1 - Episode 8

When Starsky and Hutch deal with an armed hold-up, in self defence Starsky is forced to shoot one of the felons - who turns out to be a 16-year-old youth. An enquiry into the incident is held and Starsky is cleared of any wrong-doing, and he and Hutch set out to find who supplied the teenager with the gun. But a mad-man who's son was previously knifed to death in a jail cell after Starsky arrested him, begins killing cops, demanding Starsky's resignation, and promising that the killings will continue until Starsky complies...

Directors: Bob Kelljan
Terror on the Docks

#4 - Terror on the Docks 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 13

Starsky and Hutch set about tracking down a dock-worker suspected of murdering an undercover Policeman who was investigating a series of waterfront heists. But a childhood friend of Hutch's is preparing to get married, and it seems that her groom-to-be might be involved...

Directors: Randall Kleiser
Texas Longhorn

#5 - Texas Longhorn 8.10

Season 1 - Episode 4

Wealthy used-car dealer Zack Tyler and his wife stop to help two men seemingly having car trouble, only for the two thugs to rob Zack, and rape and murder his wife. Starsky and Hutch work all out using their underground contacts to track down the two murderers, but they don't quite realise that once they have found the culprits, that Zack intends to get even with his wife's killers by taking the law into his own hands...

Directors: Claude Ennis Starett Jr.
Death Notice

#6 - Death Notice 8.09

Season 1 - Episode 7

When a message is left scrawled on a table cloth in a strip club that one of the strippers will be killed, Starsky and Hutch are called in to protect the dancing girls and find the strange man who was sitting at the table. The hunt for the man intensifies as the stripper who was threatened is murdered, and another warned in a message that she is next; but a surprise twist means that the duo may not be looking for the right man...

Directors: William Crain

#7 - Snowstorm 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 6

Starsky and Hutch, along with three other Detectives, are involved in a large drugs bust, where pure cocaine with a street value three million dollars is seized. But following the successful raid, the detective duo come under suspicion when $1m worth of the drugs disappear. They have 48 hours to clear their names and the three fellow Detectives, who they assume to be innocent, and nail the drugs lord behind the operation – the same man who was responsible for the murder of Captain Dobey's former partner years before... Throughout the case, Hutch keeps spotting a Dalmatian dog that seems to appear whenever danger lurks nearby...

Directors: Robert Kelljan
The Bait

#8 - The Bait 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 10

Starsky and Hutch work undercover as snazzy-dressed drug dealing pimps in an operation to put a heroin-pushing syndicate out of business. They spring a young woman, arrested for unwillingly acting as a drug courier, from jail, and convince her to act as a lure in a bid to trap the elusive drug kingpin at the head of the syndicate...

Directors: Ivan Dixon, James Schmerer, Don Balluck
Lady Blue

#9 - Lady Blue 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 11

A former girlfriend of Starsky's is found brutally murdered, with the body bizarrely wrapped in radio antenna wire. As the detective duo investigate, it emerges that the girl had been working undercover as a cocktail waitress while tracking down a psychotic killer. But there are several suspects as to the murderer's identity – are Starsky and Hutch on the right track?...

Directors: Don Weis
The Hostages

#10 - The Hostages 7.86

Season 1 - Episode 16

When Starsky offers for himself and Hutch to check on a waitress's missing friend, they find the man dead, leading them to stumble across a plot to rob an armoured car by a gang that are holding the driver's pregnant wife hostage, forcing the driver to go along with the plan...

Directors: George McCowan
Captain Dobey, You're Dead!

#11 - Captain Dobey, You're Dead! 7.70

Season 1 - Episode 12

The Detective duo swing into action when Captain Dobey and his family are terrorised by a crooked ex-Cop who has just been sprung from prison and is determined to get his revenge on Dobey for putting him away...

Directors: Michael Schultz
Death Ride

#12 - Death Ride 7.64

Season 1 - Episode 3

Starsky and Hutch are involved in safeguarding a big time crime boss who has agreed to testify before a Senate sub-committee against some leading underworld figures. But when during escort of the crime boss, the party is ambushed and the man shot and hospitalised, and refuses to go ahead with the testimony unless his daughter is brought safely to him. So Starsky and Hutch are assigned to bring the man's daughter safely to him, but the trip is a dangerous one, as they are chased the whole way across state by ruthless hit-men out to see that they never make it, and thus the trial never going ahead. Further more, the daring detectives aren't even aware of the full state of affairs regarding the case...

Directors: Gene Nelson
The Deadly Imposter

#13 - The Deadly Imposter 7.57

Season 1 - Episode 14

John Colby, an old friend of Starsky and Hutch's, returns to town, and asks them to use their connections to help him find his ex-wife Karen. But as they look for the woman, the duo find that there are things that don't quite add up, and, unbeknown to them, the man holds a sinister and deadly secret...

Directors: Dick Moder, Mann Rubin

#14 - Discomania 0.00

Season 4 - Episode 1

The streetwise Detective partners go incognito as disco dudes at Fever, a popular dance club, where Sergeant Lizzie Thorpe is laid as bait in a trap set for a serial killer, who is drugging, abducting and murdering attractive women who refuse to dance with him...

Directors: Arthur Marks
Savage Sunday

#15 - Savage Sunday 0.00

Season 1 - Episode 2

An elderly couple, desperate to draw attention to the poor living conditions in their old folks home, have rigged the trunk of their car with fifty sticks of dynamite and a timer, planning to set it off outside City Hall. But the car is stolen by two thugs on a spree of armed liquor store robberies, unaware that the car is loaded with explosives, ticking towards detonation in the trunk. Starsky and Hutch initially are on the hunt for the two robbers – when they learn that the car is rigged with dynamite, they have mere hours to track it down before disaster strikes...

Directors: Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.
The Las Vegas Strangler (1)

#16 - The Las Vegas Strangler (1) 0.00

Season 2 - Episode 1

First part of a feature-length / two-part story. Dare-devil Detective duo Starsky and Hutch are loaned to the Las Vegas Police Department to snare a serial killer that has strangled a string of chorus girls. But the pair don't realise that they've been chosen for the case on more than merit alone – the prime suspect is an old high-school friend of Hutch's. While tracking down the killer, Starsky starts seeing an attractive show-girl – who could be the killer's next victim...

Directors: George McCowan

#17 - Pilot 0.00

Season 1 - Episode 1

A execution-style shooting in which two young lovers are brutally killed indicates that the intended targets were actually Bay City Police Detectives Starsky and Hutchinson, when the victims' car turns out to match Starksy's. All leads point toward a local crime-lord awaiting trial as being behind their (intended) murders. But when he flatly denies the charge, the pair set out to hunt down the real culprits...and motive.


#18 - Blindfold 0.00

Season 4 - Episode 3

Responding to a jewellery store robbery, Starsky is distraught when he accidentally shoots an art student caught in the cross-fire, costing the girl her sight. Guilt-stricken, he forcefully strikes up friendship with the blinded young woman, without confessing that he's the law officer that caused her to loose her vision. But their subsequent relationship soon proves to be very dangerous, as someone seems determined to keep him away from her, and Hutch comes to question just how much of a chance by-stander she really was in the incident...

Directors: Leo Penn
Murder at Sea (1)

#19 - Murder at Sea (1) 0.00

Season 2 - Episode 3

First part of a feature-length / two-part story. Investigating a murder, the tough duo go undercover on luxury cruise ship The Amolola, as entertainment directors Hack and Zack, where the case leads to them uncovering drug smuggling...

Directors: George McCowan
Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (1)

#20 - Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (1) 0.00

Season 3 - Episode 1

First half of a feature-length / two-part story. Tough Detectives Starsky and Hutch are assigned to go undercover on the luxurious, tropical Playboy Island to investigate the mysterious happenings connected to William Thorne, ""the richest man in the world"", who lives a reclusive life on the island, and who's associates are being murdered with what appears to be voodoo magic...

Directors: George McCowan
The Game

#21 - The Game 0.00

Season 4 - Episode 2

When they blow the capture of a wanted felon, Starsky and Hutch each blame the other, and lay down a bet to see whether or not Hutch can successfully elude Starsky for a whole weekend. But the exercise in hide-and-seek becomes more than just a game when Starsky realises that Hutch has unknowingly eaten contaminated soup, and could die from the potentially lethal botulism poisoning. It's a race against time as Starsky struggles to locate Hutch to warn him, but Hutch, unawares to the poisoning, assumes it's all part of Starsky's attempts to draw him out, and dons a number of disguises in order to stay one step ahead...

Directors: Leo Penn
Fatal Charm

#22 - Fatal Charm 0.00

Season 3 - Episode 3

While Starsky, Hutch and Officer Linda Baylor are working on an operation to trap a wanted drug dealer, Hutch receives a minor wound, and reports to hospital, where he meets nurse Diana Harmon. After they meet later at a bar, they spend a romantic evening together. But when afterwards Hutch, concerned by her possessive ways, doesn't plan to continue with the relationship, Diana starts displaying unbalanced, obsessive behaviour that not only jeopardises the Police operation, but puts Hutch in great danger...

Directors: Earl Bellamy
I Love You, Rosey Malone

#23 - I Love You, Rosey Malone 0.00

Season 3 - Episode 4

Two Senate Investigative Committee agents want Starsky to strike up romance with a beautiful young woman he met while out jogging, in order to get close to her and extract information about her syndicate figure father. But as Starsky enters the ""undercover relationship"", he falls blissfully in love with the girl for real – and the two agents are manipulating them both...

Directors: Rick Edelstein
Murder at Sea (2)

#24 - Murder at Sea (2) 0.00

Season 2 - Episode 4

Concluding part of this feature-length / two-part story. The Detective duo, undercover as cruise ship entertainers Hack and Zack, find that they have stumbled onto something much bigger than dope dealers – the ship is to be the meeting place for a group of leading syndicate figures...

Directors: George McCowan
Photo Finish

#25 - Photo Finish 0.00

Season 4 - Episode 4

Starsky and Hutch brush shoulders with high-society, at an exclusive party that photographer friend Marcie has invited them to, but the event grinds to a halt when an artist is shot dead by an unknown assassin. Marcie has caught the shooting on camera, and the Detective duo confiscate the pictures for Police evidence as they begin some black-tie sleuthing on the champagne circuit. But Marcie is determined to use the valuable photos to break into big-time journalism, and quietly holds on to one to sell to the highest bidder – only for her life to now be endangered by the killer, who is determined to get their hands on the incriminating film...

Directors: Sutton Roley, Michael Wagner, Robert Swanson