Starsky and Hutch 2 Seasons 1976

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24. Murder On Stage 17 TV-NR CC

A down-and-out movie clown lives like a hermit in a major motion picture studio - appearing long enough to kill his former enemies in "Murder on Stage 17."

Starring:
Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul
Runtime:
50 minutes
Original air date:
January 2, 1976

Murder On Stage 17

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Season 2
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    1. Las Vegas Strangler (Part I) On loan-out to the Las Vegas Police Department's Lt. Cameron, Starsky and Hutch set out to track down a killer with an apparently special hatred for chorus line beauties.

    TV-NR 49min January 2, 1976
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    2. Las Vegas Strangler (Part II) On loan-out to the Las Vegas Police Department's Lt. Cameron, Starsky and Hutch set out to track down a killer with an apparently special hatred for chorus line beauties.

    TV-NR 49min January 1, 1976
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    3. Little Girl Lost A twelve-year-old baseball playing "tomboy" attracts underworld attention because she knows the whereabouts of $100,000 in stolen diamonds as "Little Girl Lost."

    TV-NR 51min January 2, 1976
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    4. Bust Amboy Starsky and Hutch zero in on narcotics, prostitution and bookmaking operations of a gangland leader in "Bust Amboy."

    TV-NR 51min January 2, 1976
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    5. Murder At Sea (Part I) Starsky and Hutch pose as recreation officers aboard a luxury ocean liner filled with swinging singles, tourists, and an alarming collection of crime syndicate chieftains.

    TV-NR 57min January 2, 1976
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    6. Murder At Sea (Part II) Starsky and Hutch pose as recreation officers aboard a luxury ocean liner filled with swinging singles, tourists, and an alarming collection of crime syndicate chieftains.

    TV-NR 45min January 1, 1976
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    7. Vendetta Hoodlums and law abiding citizens alike are endangered when a Fagan-like character uses a mentally deranged teenager to inflict revenge in "Vendetta."

    TV-NR 51min January 1, 1976
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    8. Gillian Gillian becomes the cause of conflict between Dave Starsky and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson when Hutch falls in love with the beautiful girl who has a secret life as a pornographic film star in "Gillian."

    TV-NR 51min January 1, 1976
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    9. Vampire The myth that the dead can survive on the blood of the living causes a mild mannered dance teacher to murder in "Vampire."

    TV-NR 51min January 2, 1976
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    10. The Specialist Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson, under suspicion of having shot an innocent bystander, the wife of a government agent, find that their lives are in danger in "The Specialist."'

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    11. The Psychic An alcoholic with extra-sensory powers leads police to a kidnapping and murder as "The Psychic."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    12. Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back Into Your Hearts When the murder of a man and the suicide of a woman are linked to a newly opened dance studio, Starsky and Hutch go undercover to solve the murder and expose a suspected blackmail racket.

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    13. Iron Mike Starsky and Hutch's suspicions are aroused when they see a police captain with an extraordinary crime-fighting record accept an envelope from a racketeer.

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    14. Nightmare Starsky and Hutch arrest two hoodlums for the rape of a retarded 19-year-old friend of the detectives only to have the case dropped in the "Nightmare."

    TV-NR 49min January 2, 1976
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    15. Bloodbath Starsky is kidnapped and threatened with death unless a drug cult leader and nine-time-murderer is set free in "Bloodbath."

    TV-NR 51min January 1, 1976
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    16. Huggy Bear And The Turkey Business is booming as Huggy and a former sheriff from their own private detective agency in "Huggy Bear and the Turkey."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    17. The Setup (Part I) A bizarre deception causes a well meaning, average citizen to kill an im-portant state's witness as "The Setup," a special two part "Starsky and Hutch."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    18. The Setup (Part II) A bizarre deception causes a well meaning, average citizen to kill an im-portant state's witness as "the Setup," a special two part "Starsky and Hutch."

    TV-NR 51min January 1, 1976
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    19. Survival A sleazy racketeer, realizing that Hutch's testimony will send him to prison, hires a hit man to eliminate Hutch by forcing his car to crash in a canyon on "Starsky and Hutch."

    TV-NR 50min January 1, 1976
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    20. Starsky's Lady A man whose son was killed in prison returns to get Dave Starsky for sending him there - as "Starsky's Lady."

    TV-NR 50min January 1, 1976
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    21. The Committee A police death squad executes criminals who have received lenient court de-cisions in "The Committee."

    TV-NR 50min January 1, 1976
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    22. The Velvet Jungle An illegal alien, who witnesses a murder, refuses to cooperate with police for fear of deportation, as "The Velvet Jungle."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    23. Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road A small town radio disk jockey kills two people in an effort to extort $10,000 from a popular country singer in "Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    24. Murder On Stage 17 A down-and-out movie clown lives like a hermit in a major motion picture studio - appearing long enough to kill his former enemies in "Murder on Stage 17."

    TV-NR 50min January 2, 1976
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    25. Starsky And Hutch Are Guilty Dave Starsky and Ken Hutchinson are suspended from the police force when accused of taking bribes, coercion, assault and murder in "Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty."

    TV-NR 50min January 1, 1976

Product Details

Genres Drama, Action
Director Earl Bellamy
Starring Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul
Supporting actors Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton, Chuck McCann, Jeff Goldblum, Rory Calhoun, Layne Britton, Susan Cotton, Toni Lamond, Sandy Herdt, Read Morgan, James D. Griffin
Season year 1976
Network Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Executive Producer Leonard Goldberg
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Cozyjo on August 22, 2004
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As a die-hard fan of "Starsky & Hutch", I eagerly awaited the DVD release of the second Season.

This Season showed Paul and David in prime form (characteristically and otherwise) and acheived a nice balance between comedy and drama. The chemistry, still strong as ever, is what makes this show MAGIC, and there's plenty of it here.

A nice mix of episodes.."Las Vegas Strangler"..and one that I barely remember seeing till this release, "Little Girl Lost"..which is now among my definite favorites.

Comedic moments abound in "Murder at Sea", "Tap Dancing...", "Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road" and (especially)"Murder on Stage 17", but that isn't to say that this Season was turned into fluff. Despite First Season complaints that the show was too violent, the series still managed to hang onto their edge with eps like, "Vendetta", "Gillian", "Nightmare" and "The Psychic", to name a few.

"Bloodbath", directed by Paul..and "Survival", directed by David, both were chock-full of angst and hurt/comfort, and showed that these two talented actors could do more than just look pretty for the cameras.

..and speaking of angst, "Gillian" is a definite tearjerker, as is "Starsky's Lady"; both of which nicely showcase both actors' ability to express raw, gut-wrentching emotion.

Through it all..I think it is the CHEMISTRY that makes this series fly. No other show (that I've seen) has ever had two leads so effortlessly feed off each other with the warmth, humor, compassion and genuine understanding that these two actors seemed to have. Their "dance" is a treasure to watch and a gift to us all.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard J. Sieruga on July 14, 2004
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Starsky and Hutch was the quintessential 70s action show. The editorial reviewer got it right that the second season improved on the first in terms of darker stories and character development. Of course there are the cliches' but they handled them in unique and honest ways. The tag at the end of the episode Starsky's girl is poignant and unusually detailed. I remember the second seasons episodes being attacked by the press as being too violent and graphic at the time. Nowadays, after shows like Miami Vice (which Glaser directed some episodes), and Hill Street Blues, the violence seems tame, but there were some attempts (unfortunatly successful) to tame the show down after season 2, and rely more on the comedic angle. Season 2 still has Huggy Bear without his bar, and that always bothered me why they took that away from his character. Season 2 also has the truly horrible spin off attempt, Turkey and the Bear, which thankfully never got picked up. Buy this DVD, you won't be dissapointed. It's great period piece drama, right before the advent of disco. I see that they are releasing this set in conjunction with the release of the movie version, so I hope they decide to release the 3rd and 4th seasons soon and not leave us hanging. Oh...and please PLEASE forget about putting out a CHiPs DVD!!!! That dreadful series was everything that S&H thankfully never became, bland, bloodless and deviod of any real emotion.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Hunter on January 30, 2006
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I am somewhat a newcomer to the S&H series. I stumbled across it because my cable provider has something called OnDemand, and there is a section on it that has a lot of the older TV series. I saw the movie not too long before, so I thought I would check it out. Ive been hooked ever since. I love the show, the characters, and how they all flow with each other. I have watched this and the first season a LOT already, and Im about to get the third one now. :) I'll be 27 in March, but I know this will always be one of my favorites
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Kit Sullivan on March 18, 2005
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This is the entire second season's worth of episodes, from a total of four seasons. With this set, you're halfway to having every episode!

And this is arguably the best season of the entire run of the show, with the premiere season a close (very close!) second.

The surprise hit of the '75 season, 'Starsky & Hutch' was a monster success for ABC, Spelling-Goldberg productions, the actors and everybody involved.

When the second season rolled around, Paul Michael Glaser as 'Starsky' and David Soul as 'Hutch' had settled comfortably into thier roles, and the writing and production staff finally got around to creating some stories written specifically for this show, as opposed to the first season's episodes, which were all originally written for other shows, with the exception of only two episodes.

The insane level of ultra-violence (by 70s-era TV standards, anyway)was still there from season one, but instead of merely being action tacked needlessly onto the story-line, it was seamlessly written into each story as an integral part of the plot. In this way, even though there was still plenty of fist-fights, car chases and gun battles, they seemed less gratuitous and therefore did not detract from the story.

The action of this show is one of the stand-outs, and the series' stunt-coordinator Charles Picerni must be given the lion's share of the credit for making it seem so realistic and exciting. Not only was Picerni the stunt-coordinator, but he was Paul Michael Glaser's stunt-man also. The fact that he looks remarkably similar to Glaser is one reason for the great realism.
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