Starsky and Hutch drift into a small Italian restaurant where they are im-mediately recognized by two gangland executioners awaiting the arrival of their target, a syndicate chieftain, in Shootout. Hit men Tom Lockly and Joey Martin have a contract to assassinate mob chief Vic Monte. Waitress Theresa DeFusto tells them that Monte visits her restaurant alone at late hours when business is slow and the killers make their plans. But things go awry when Starsky and Hutch drop in, along with an assortment of bewildered characters. When Starsky is shot by Joey, Hutch is left to figure out how to stop the killers and get his pal to a hospital before it is too late.