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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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Det. Pep Streebek
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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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Sylvia Wiss
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Joe Altmark ...
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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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They're so bad at being bad... but so much worse at being good! See more »

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Dragnet  »

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$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

It is stated that one of Bait Mate April's favorite movies is The Sound of Music (1965), which featured Christopher Plummer (Reverend Whirley). See more »

Goofs

After stopping the PAGANs at Caesar's Mansion, Jerry Caesar walks up to Joe Friday and offers to repay him by giving Friday a lifetime subscription to "Bait, Dollies, and Field and Cream". Yet when the PAGANs are torching the magazine warehouse at the beginning of the film, there is a large sign on the side of the warehouse that shows the magazine titles in Caesar's line as "Bait, Field and Cream, and Cable Girls". "Dollies" isn't mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Pep Streebeck: You know, Muzz, you have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent any thing you s-, you know these words, Muzz! C'mon, sing along!
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Pep Streebeck: Anything-you-say can-and WILL be USED against-you IN a-court of LAW!
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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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Dance or Die
Performed, Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd and Pat Thrall
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Hilarious movie.
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an incredibly hilarious movie. This spoof on Dragnet is absolutely entertaining. Dan Ackroyd's performance as Sgt. Joe Friday is outstanding, along with Tom Hanks performance as Sgt. Friday's partner. In this movie Mr. Hanks shows his ability to perform comedy, as a straight man to a character whose pomposity is exceeded only by his inflexibility. In this spoof of the original Dragnet series, Sgt Friday is a puffed up martinet whose behavior is so absurd that it is actually funny. The original Sgt Friday probably would have been puzzled and chagrined over his transformation into a petty buffoon, but when Dan Ackroyd is playing the role, be prepared to laugh.


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