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Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Starsky and Hutch (2004)


Ben Stiller
Owen Wilson
Vince Vaughn
Jason Bateman

Directed by Todd Phillips

The movie starts with great monologues from both lead actors.
Starsky (Ben Stiller) goes first, his monologue tells us he believes the city pays him well enough to be jumping off buildings and risking his life to catch a bad guy.
Hutch (Owen Wilson), on the other hand is a, “if you can't beat them join them kind of guy.” This dude believes the city does not pay him enough to be risking his life. He decides to be a criminal of the petty kind, oh before I forget he does his criminal acts while still an officer of the law.

The pairing is magical, one over the top follow the rules cop and the other is totally unaware of any form of legal rules.
What you will expect from this duo will be:
The one who does not follow any rules will be willing to do anything to stop a crime, but not in this movie. The unruly is ready to do anything to be part of the crime if he got paid. While his partner will follow the rules to the extreme of nonsense and financial damage to the city and citizens to solve any crime he happens to be part of.

This weird mix and match makes this movie very interesting, you see the bad guy Feldman played by Vince Vaughn is a drug dealer who committed murder on his yacht because his man messed up a drug shipment the body fell into the sea.
The shipment is a new cocaine worth millions of dollars he and his partner Kevin (Jason Bateman), are planning to bring into the U.S.

They developed a new type of cocaine which is untraceable by search dogs and taste different, but still gives the same high as normal cocaine.

Starsky and Hutch are called to a crime scene where the body of the murdered man was found a few days later.
A clue on the man's body leads our dynamic duo to Feldman.

Feldman denies the crime of course, but the case has started and this two mostly Starsky is wound up tight about solving the case.

The movie was met with positive reviews, except for Stiller’s acting though, which to me was fine. The movie also made more than its share in the box office, but I guess not enough for the studio to order a second part to this funny movie.
If you have not tried or had the pleasure to see this movie, you should it is funny to a fault and Owen Wilson was at his best in this.


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