When Vince Vaughn slapped Snoop Dogg during the golfing scene, it was unexpected the first time. Todd Phillips said, "Snoop went on with the scene, and then when it ended he said, 'What the hell was that?'"
Co-Writer and Director Todd Phillips was having a hard time finding a blueish 1976 Lincoln for Huggy Bear. When he revealed this to Snoop Dogg, he was surprised to learn that Snoop actually owned a car of the right color, and it's his car that appeared in the movie.
Ben Stiller went to stunt driving school and did well, but he still wasn't approved to do all of his driving stunts.
Originally, co-Writer and Director Todd Phillips wanted the knife-throwing scene to feature ninja stars instead. But the idea was scrapped when learning that any scene featuring ninja stars would automatically get an 18 Rating in the UK.
When filming the yacht scenes with Vince Vaughn, Todd Phillips became very seasick and mentioned that he hated boats. When asked why he included one in his screenplay, he vowed never to write or shoot a scene on boats again.
"Don't Give Up On Us Baby", sung by Ken Hutchinson (Owen Wilson) in this movie, was released in 1977 and sung by David Soul, who played Ken Hutchinson on Starsky and Hutch (1975).
The scene where Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are wearing their shoulder holsters and the little towels came straight from a Starsky and Hutch (1975) poster of Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul doing the same thing.
Vince Vaughn accidentally had his face smashed into fake glass during one take where Ben Stiller arrests him while being dressed as a mime.
Dedicated to Elliott Marks, the Still Photographer, who died on the last day of principal photography.
The map on the wall in the Police Chief's office is a map of Los Angeles turned ninety degrees counter-clockwise.
The shot of Vince Vaughn throwing Juliette Lewis off the yacht, which is featured in the end credits, was originally included in the film, but test audiences seemed to disapprove.
Reese Feldman (Vince Vaughn) originally had a scene where he sung to his daughter, but it was not allowed in the film because of song rights.
About ten 1975 to 1976 Ford Gran Torinos were totalled during production. Only two Torinos from the film were intact. One of them is a 1976 Gran Torino with the Starsky and Hutch (1975) paint job, and the other was a base 1974 Torino, which had been in storage. In reality, the 1976 and 1974 Torino, which were used in the film, were repainted with the white stripe resembling the one used on the television show. All of the movie Torinos used fifteen-inch slot mag rims. They're not available new, so the rims (originally known as the Ansen Sprint, first introduced in 1963, and subsequently copied by several aftermarket wheel manufacturers, E-T Wheels, Appliance, Cragar, Fenton, American Racing, U.S. Wheel until the early 1980s) mostly came from swap meets, salvage yards, or eBay.
Starsky's Finkle character and disguise at the auction (continuing a gag from The Ben Stiller Show (1990)) was something Ben Stiller had intended on using in Zoolander (2001) for Jerry Stiller's "Maury" character.
Fred Williamson (Captain Dobey) has a shared screen history with Bernie Hamilton, the original Captain Dobey on Starsky and Hutch (1975). Williamson and Hamilton appeared in Hammer (1972) and Bucktown (1975).
Chris Penn's father, Leo Penn, directed three episodes of the Starsky and Hutch (1975) television series.
The producers asked Dede Allen to edit the film. She met once with co-Writer and Director Todd Phillips to discuss it, but eventually declined the offer.
Antonio Fargas (who played Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch (1975)) was offered to make a cameo, but for some reason, he didn't appear.
The second of two times that Snoop Dogg (Huggy Bear) plays a police informant. The first time was in Training Day (2001).
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell appeared in Zoolander (2001).
In the opening scene where Hutch and a gang of criminals rob a betting shop, he tells the bookie to put $5,000 on Dallas. Owen Wilson, who plays Hutch, is a native of Dallas, Texas.
Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell starred in Old School (2003), which was co-written and directed by Todd Phillips, who also co-wrote and directed this film.
This is co-Writer and Director Todd Phillips' first film to be rated PG-13 instead of R.
"[Huggy is trying to convince Hutch to forgive Starsky] Huggy Bear: Dig this man. Someone once said: "To err is human, to forgive divine." Hutch: Tch. What idiot said that? Huggy Bear: I believe that was God - the greatest mack of all." Actually, this quote is from Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" Part II (1711).
Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson's house was filmed only ½ mile (800 meters) from the bar in Fight Club (1999).
Hutch's date of birth is November 17, 1949. He attended Mt. Ridge Elementary school where he graduated in 1962. He graduated from high school in 1967. Starsky's date of birth is June 10, 1950.
Heather tells Hutch that her sign is Gemini, just like Brande Roderick, the actress who plays her.
After picking Willis up after school, Starsky drives past parked loading school buses with their rear warning lights flashing.