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Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | | 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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Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals 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 their jobs. Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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Comedy | Crime

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragnet 1987  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Hanks has stated that he enjoyed making this film even though he found some parts challenging and the weather didn't always cooperate. See more »

Goofs

In the scene after Joe, Connie, Pep, and Joe's Grandmother leave The Brown Derby separately, Joe is seen taking Connie to an overlook that is under the Hollywood sign. Though the approximate size is about right (around 300-310 feet long), there is no place to park below the sign. 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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.26 (2009) See more »

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A comic gem!
28 October 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I managed to catch Dragnet on one boring late night on HBO and how glad I am to have done that! Without going into the small details, this is a must see.

The chemistry between Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks is just awesome. Both Dan and Tom manages to play their respective characters with sheer conviction. The plot is simple and the dialog hilarious: just the sort you need for straight unadulterated fun.

Best of all, the move has some of the most brilliant comic moments from 1980's.

I'm not giving anything away, you'll need to watch to find out ;-)


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