Date: 12th March 2004

Night of memories at remake premiere

The stars of cult TV classic Starsky and Hutch took a trip down memory lane as the Hollywood movie remake received its UK premiere.

Seventies icons David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser joined their modern-day counterparts Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller at the London bash.

They were reunited with their red and white Ford Gran Torino, which took pride of place on the red carpet.

The carpet itself had been painted with a white stripe in homage to the famous car.

Now aged 60, Soul and Glaser looked considerably more careworn than in their 1970s heyday.

Hard to believe that the actors were once international heartthrobs after the TV series turned them into superstars.

Glaser said he had fond memories of the show, but revealed he had hated one thing about it - the car.

"I never liked that car," he said.

"First of all, I thought it was ugly. Secondly, I thought it was ridiculous to have two undercover policemen driving around in a striped tomato. And thirdly, I've never been a big champion of Ford."

The multi-million pound remake is a comedy, and Stiller and Wilson have given the detective duo a decidedly camp makeover.

Source: Press Release