Starsky And Hutch

The Set-Up (1)

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 1/22/77
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  • Episode Description
  • First episode of a two-part story. The tough Detective partners are working incognito as truckers, in an operation to safely transport Joe Durniak – a man with Mob connections who Starsky knows from his childhood – who is promised protection and a new identity in return for giving testimony as a key state witness. But when Durniak is shot dead by a lone gunman convinced that Durniak was behind the murder of his wife, Starsky and Hutch find themselves uncovering a complex plot of bizarre deception. But as they investigate, they themselves come under suspicion for being involved with Durniak's murder..moreless

  • 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

  • Joe Reb Moffly

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Set-Up Part 1:Not what it seems.

    By Karlam20001, Aug 17, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • Starsky knows Durniak from childhood and Durniak mentions that Starsky's father was murdered but he never comes right out and says Starsky's dad was a cop. Though the 'fact' is assumed by many fans as canon for the show.

    • Hutch is heard to sing and whistle 'Black Bean Soup', a song written by David Soul, which he and Starsky had previously sung in the first season's 'Death Notice'.

    • Although the feature-length 'The Last Vegas Strangler' and 'Murder At Sea' (and probably the Pilot too) also exist in two-part versions, this was the first story of the series to be originally broadcast as a two-parter. It likely also exists in feature-length format.

    Trivia (1)

    • In the final scene of this half of the story, when Dr. Stegner is showing the brain-washed Debra the pictures of Hutch, Starsky and Nash on the projector, watch as the shot pans across the room – the projector images are a matte added in post-production, and as the shot pans across, the images don't look quite right; as the shot pans to the right, the edges of the shot supposedly shown on the projector wander back and forth slightly.

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