Starsky And Hutch

Season 1 Episode 5

The Fix

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 1975 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Hutch is dating a girl who was formerly associated with a big-time mobster. But Hutch is abducted by the jealous mobster, who forcibly gets him hooked on heroin, in order to find out where the girl is. Starsky must find his friend and the people who did this to him before it is too late and Hutch ends up dead...moreless

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  • Hutch is beaten then drug when a made man wants back his girl.

    This is pretty much David Soul's episode. He puts on a really convincing performance as a junkie in the making.

    Hutch hooks up with a girl that happens to be the property of a made guy. Made guy played by Robert Loggia sends his thugs to get Hutch. Hutch refuses to give up the location of the girl, so the guys make Hutch into a junkie.

    Starsky tries his best to find Hutch with Huggi Bear's help.

    Two big stars here Geoffery Lewis and Robert Loggia though Loggia doesn't appear much in this episode. This show definitely had a lot of star power which added a lot of credibility to the show.

    Like I said its Soul's performance that's the highlight here. It's very easy to play a cop, it's another thing to play a junkie.

    There aren't too many people that can play a like this convincingly, but Souls pulls it off well.moreless
Paul Michael Glaser

Paul Michael Glaser

Detective Sergeant David "Dave" Michael Starsky

David Soul

David Soul

Detective Sergeant Kenneth "Ken Hutch" Hutchinson

Bernie Hamilton

Bernie Hamilton

Captain Harold C. Dobey

Antonio Fargas

Antonio Fargas

"Huggy Bear" Brown

Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

Ben Forest

Guest Star

Geoffrey Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis

Allen "Monk" Philos

Guest Star

Leigh Christian

Leigh Christian

Jeanie Waldon

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Starsky talks on the police radio in his Torino, the handset is a black telephone-style microphone. In most episodes, it is a white, regular-style police radio microphone. (This is most probably down to the several models of the Torino used for filming).

    • As Starsky is rescuing Hutch in the alley, he has a shootout with Monk, who puts two bullets through the Torino's windshield, and shatters the passenger side window glass with another shot.
      Immediatly following this scene, Starsky and Hutch are seen arriving at Ben Forrest's home, obviously having come directly there from the shootout in the alley. Somehow, the windshield on the Torino has repaired itself, and the passenger door has 'grown' a brand new side glass!

    • When Hutch shows up to meet Mickey at the bar, he enters through the front door off the street. When Forest's thug drags him out, they go out the same door Hutch just entered by, but in the next shot they are coming out the back door onto an alley.

    • When they grab Hutch, his jacket is thrown on the bed in a heap and his belt is on top of it. Later, when Starsky goes looking for him, the jacket is neatly laid out and the belt along side.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Hutch is still in the process of recovering from his ordeal with Forest's men.
      Hutch: Wanna call me a cab?
      Huggy: You're not goin' nowhere.
      Hutch: Huggy, do you mind calling me a cab?
      Huggy: Ok, you're a cab, but you're still not leavin' here.

    • Starsky: You okay?
      Hutch: Yeah.
      Starsky: Wanna drive my car?

    • Dobey: (finally realizing Hutch is in trouble) What do you want to do about it?
      Starsky: Missing Persons?
      Dobey: You mean 'missing officer'.
      Starsky No, I mean missing partner.

    • Starsky: Hutch wouldn't visit his mother without his gun!

  • NOTES (1)

    • When the series was originally shown in the United Kingdom, on BBC 1, this episode was actually "banned", due to it's graphic portrayal of Hutch being injected with and hooked on drugs (despite the series originally being broadcast after the 9 p.m. watershed). Also absent from re-runs for many years, it was never broadcast on British terrestrial television until many years later, as part of Channel 4's one-off 'Starsky & Hutch Night', on Saturday 31st May 1999. Rather interestingly, with the 2003 Channel Five run of the series (the basis for the majority of this episode guide), they included the episode - at it's usual time-slot of 10 a.m., on Thursday 10th January 2003, although the actual scene of Hutch being graphically injected with Heroin was cut right down.