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    Default Starsky and Hutch or the Professionals ?

    Starsky and Hutch ran from 1975 to 1979.
    The Professionals aired from 1977 to 1983.
    I always felt that The Pros was a British version of S and H.

    The question is, which series did you prefer and why?

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    Used to love Starsky and hutch and Huggy bear loved the movie starring owen wilson and Ben stiller which interestingly was made as a comedy, the tv series although having whimsical moments was not comedy.
    The professionals was more hardcore and a lot edgier i felt, plus there was Martin shaws dodgy perm
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    I preferred Starsky and Hutch as it was action packed but the Professionals was considered serious with fantastic plots.
    I refused to watch the Starsky and Hutch movie as it did not have the original stars of the show.

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    Loved them both equally! They were a special treat getting to stay up late to watch!

    Had toys from both series, be it the cars or the pack with guns/badges/walkie talkies in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    I preferred Starsky and Hutch as it was action packed but the Professionals was considered serious with fantastic plots.
    I refused to watch the Starsky and Hutch movie as it did not have the original stars of the show.
    Not entirely true....there was a cameo for both glaisier and soul right at the end
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    There may have been a cameo for both at the end, but they did not star in the film.

    I've never drank whisky, but when I see Gordon Jackson worshipping his bottle of Scotch Whisky; I wonder, is it that good!

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    There may have been a cameo for both at the end, but they did not star in the film.

    I've never drank whisky, but when I see Gordon Jackson worshipping his bottle of Scotch Whisky; I wonder, is it that good!

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    I also loved both. I've got to say though that Starskey and hutch actually started out quite gritty but after a couple of series it became much lighter. Loved my professionals toy set I had as a kid.

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    Was David Soul's hits as a direct result of Starsky and Hutch or were they independent of the series?

    Never thought of that - the Professionals being a British version, but you could be right.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Was David Soul's hits as a direct result of Starsky and Hutch or were they independent of the series?

    Never thought of that - the Professionals being a British version, but you could be right.
    As I recall David Soul was mega popular due to the series and simply milked the adulation by releasing a few mellow crooner type songs ..

    I never took him seriously tbh


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