Starsky and Hutch
helped refine the mix of action, wisecracking and intense male bonding between mismatched partners that made buddy-cop pictures what they are today, and it went The Mod Squad
's "one black, one white, one blond" formula one better, adding a redhead the cherry Ford Gran Torino that hogged the spotlight like a beauty queen. This feature-film ups the comedy, tones down the violence and makes hay with the homoerotic subtext that led in-the-know types to dub the original series the gayest thing on prime time though The Six Million Dollar Man
gave it a bionic run for its money. By the book, second-generation Bay City dete...