Starsky And Hutch

The Action

Season 3, Ep 13, Aired 1/7/78
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  • Episode Description
  • Starsky and Hutch set out to bust an illegal gambling ring behind the brutal beating of a friend after he failed to pay off his debts. The duo end up playing for very high stakes as they infiltrate the illegal club, run from a mobile casino in the back of an 18-wheeled truck...

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Michael Glaser

    Detective Sergeant David "Dave" Michael Starsky

  • David Soul

    Detective Sergeant Kenneth "Ken Hutch" Hutchinson

  • Bernie Hamilton

    Captain Harold C. Dobey

  • Antonio Fargas

    "Huggy Bear" Brown

  • Al Friedman

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    • The basic plot of this episode has appeared several times in various shows over the years. For example, 'The Dukes Of Hazzard's first season episode 'Route 7-11' (1979) sees Bo and Luke Duke taking a job driving an 18-wheeler, only to find that the truck is actually a mobile casino that has ripped off an old friend. And 'The A-Team's third season episode 'Road Games' (1985) has Face going undercover working for an illegal gambling ring that, when the heat is on, moves to operaterating from (wait for it)... the back of a truck! There's probably more shows also to use the premise.

    • Series Assistant Director Eldon Burke has a small cameo role as one of the gamblers in this story. He would also have a small role in the fourth season episode 'Photo Finish'.

    • A young, pre-movie stardom Melanie Griffith plays Julie McDermott, teenage daughter of gambler Ted, in this episode.

    • First episode of the series to be (c) 1978.

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