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Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

Date: Mar 24 2004


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In the new movie Starsky & Hutch, plain clothes detectives Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson and his partner, Dave Starsky, look back at their first big case that involved a former college campus drug dealer, who went on to become a white collar criminal.
The film is based on the popular TV show of the same name. Beth recently saw film. Listen in to her conversation with Miguel to hear what she thinks about it.


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Miguel:  Beth, you gotta tell me about Starsky & Hutch. I’m so excited to see it.

Beth:  It was so awesome. First of all, I was sitting next to about – I’m not joking – a hundred kids in high school. Everyone was there and they were laughing so hard. So the audience was making it really extra fun.

Miguel:  That’s the best when the theater is packed full of people. There’s so much more energy, you know.

Beth:  Totally. And the film was great. I mean, it’s just, you’re on the edge of your seat and you’re laughing and it’s, it’s hysterical. I mean, the characters were great. The costumes were unreal. The music was amazing.

Miguel:  Is there a good story though? That’s the one thing with those kind of movies is sometimes the story’s really stupid.

Beth:  Well, the story’s kind of out there, but, you know, it’s amusing and in the end I’d say you feel like the story comes to a appropriate conclusion.



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When I was a kid, I loved the Starsky & Hutch TV show. Beth didn’t say anything about how the movie relates to the show, but I bet it’s much different. The original wasn’t really a comedy, so that will be a big change. Also, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are totally hilarious, so I’m sure they’ll totally make the movie their own.
I can’t wait to check out Starsky & Hutch!
See you at the movies!


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