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Dragnet (1987)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 June 1987 (USA)
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The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

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Reverend Jonathan Whirley
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Jane Kirkpatrick
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Jerry Caesar
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Enid Borden
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Mayor Parvin
Lenka Peterson ...
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Sylvia Wiss
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April
Joe Altmark ...
Milkman
Nina Arvesen ...
Lady Motor Cop
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Storyline

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 feet long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemichals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose the job. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Behálózva  »

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$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

Near the end of the picture, when the Reverend Whirley is being taken away on the airport runway, Joe Friday sees his true love standing there beaming on the tarmac. For a brief moment an old, four piston engine aircraft is in the background behind the actress. This aircraft is a Lockheed Constellation, which is affectionately known as a "Connie", the same first name as the Virgin Connie Swail. See more »

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Cables used to pull the fiberglass cow from the roof of the "milk factory" can be seen as Friday and Streebeck ram the door See more »

Quotes

Friday: Can you tell me how much a monthly run of your "magazine" is worth?
Jerry Caesar: Well, let's just say it's more money than you'll ever see in your life. And I do that every month.
Friday: At least my money is clean.
Jerry Caesar: Tell you what you can do, Friday, before you go home and start polishing your pennies. Why don't you go out there and get my magazines back on the stands where they belong?
Friday: Listen, hotshot. I'm gonna tell you something right now. I don't care for you or for the putrid sludge you're troweling out. But ...
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the film, when Streebeck arrests Muzz, he raps him his rights. In the closing credits there is an extended version of this, with Friday and Streebeck rapping about rights, as well as about the PAGAN ritual they witnessed. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Dragnet #4 (2013) See more »

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Hilarious spoof.
20 June 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the TV series, both the '50's and '60's versions, but I couldn't help watching this one on TNT. The impersonation of Joe Friday is so hilarious it hurts, and his Partner Pep Streebeck was excellent. Harry Morgan from the '60's version was in this, promoted to captain. Next time the film came on, I taped it, and laughed again. Even though it's making fun of the old series, it's fun to watch, and the acting is great. Top-notch comedy.


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