Corrected entry: When Hutch is playing on his guitar and singing, Starsky looks at him strangely because he thinks there is a cartoon bird on his shoulder. Cocaine is not a hallucinogenic. (00:44:40)
Corrected entry: When Starsky is coked up in the dance club he uses the phrase "Wax On..." which is a reference to the Karate Kid which wasn't released until 1984, but this movie is supposed to be taking place in the 70's.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the police captain shows Starsky and Hutch the movie from the prison, he uses a VCR. This movie appears to occur in 1974, as a date is mentioned regarding the floater that was a 1974 date. However, Beta was first available in November 1975 and VHS in July 1977 in the US. There is no point in arguing that law enforcement had advance units, as the captain has one for his department (if not his actual office) at a time when 1970s government budgets were strained to the max. These units were over $2000 each at a time when the average vehicle was $3000.
Corrected entry: In the scene early in the movie where Starsky is jogging along the beach he is wearing over-sized silver radio headphones. After he turns to wave at some women in bikinis, he falls over and what looks like a couple of batteries fall out of the headphones. Unperturbed, Starsky puts the headphones back on and keeps jogging.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Starsky is jogging on the beach, the DJ proclaims that the song playing, Chicago's Old Days, is currently 8 on the charts. The song charted in 1975, but throughout the movie there is music from later years in the decade. Additionally, as of 1975 no company had yet invented an AM/FM headset radio, only AM to that point. Starsky has the antenna, which could only benefit FM transmission as AM antennas are built-in to headset radios, fully extended.
Corrected entry: When Juliet Lewis is giving Vince Vaughn the back rub poolside, she leans over him to look at the pictures of Starsky & Hutch. She coos that the blonde is cute, but when they show the pictures, you can't tell what color his hair is because is it much shorter and covered by his police cap.
Corrected entry: During the chase scene at the end of the film, careful scrutiny of the Torino will reveal a small camera mounted low on the outside of the driver's door. There are heavy duty skid plates underneath the front of the Torino also visible in several, but not all scenes. The skid plates are not a normal feature of a Ford Gran Torino.
Corrected entry: About 20 minutes into the movie, there is a scene which begins with Starsky typing at his desk. The clock on the pillar behind him read about 9:50, but his watch shows 5:20.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Hutch takes Starsky to see Huggy Bear for the first time, Hutch asks him if he's ever run personal errands, like getting coffee during work. Starsky says "I bring a thermos". The scene after Huggy Bear's, where both cops are heading to work, shows Starsky stopping off at a newsstand for coffee. I guess he lied about his thermos.
Corrected entry: When Starsky drags himself out of the apartment after having 2 knives thrown at his body, he asks for Hutch to take the knife out of his back. When Hutch does this, you can hear the crew laughing in the background. (DVD Viewing) (00:56:00)
Corrected entry: When Reese asks everyone to put their hand up if they've ever made a mistake, Hutch doesn't.
Corrected entry: When Starsky & Hutch meet up with Huggy Bear for the second time in the alley, Starsky comments that he like Huggy's car. Huggy comments that "its a '76 Lincoln Continental...it won't be out 'till next year. I know some people who know some people..." The year that the movie is based on is 1976, as evidenced by the numerous 'Bicentennial celebration' markings throughout the city during the movie, as well as the waitress's 'stars and stripes' bikini in the strip bar. If it is already 1976, why does Huggy tell Starsky that his '76 Lincoln' "won't be out until next year?"
Corrected entry: Just before Starsky shoots open the bonnet on the Volkswagen,he has his gun pointed at Reece Feldman,he then cocks his gun,pulling the slide to chamber a round,meaning there wasn't a bullet in the chamber,no bullet exited the gun when he cocked it,so what was he doing pointing an empty gun at a crook.