THEY’RE THE MAN.
Two cops (Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson) who have completely opposing views on police work team up to bust a drug dealer (Vince Vaughn) who has come up with a new kind of cocaine. Another TV show makes it to the screen; this one ran from 1975-1979 and the Stiller-Wilson duo has changed the characters to make them fit their personalities. A wise move, and they’re a lot of fun together. Unlike the TV show, this is essentially a comedy… but with few jokes. We’re meant to laugh at the clothes and the stars, which are OK ingredients. Just not the stuff of great comedy.
2004-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Todd Phillips. Cast: Ben Stiller (David Starsky), Owen Wilson (Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson), Vince Vaughn (Reese Feldman), Juliette Lewis, Snoop Dogg, Fred Williamson… Carmen Electra, Jason Bateman, Chris Penn, Patton Oswalt. Cameo: Will Ferrell.
Trivia: Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, the original Starsky & Hutch, make appearances.