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Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 26 June 1987 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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They're so bad at being bad... but so much worse at being good! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragnet 1987  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,542,669, 28 June 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,387,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,673,516
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Joe Friday is doing his opening narrations as he sits down at his desk, he says "My partner is Frank Smith..." Frank Smith was Friday's original partner on the 1950s Dragnet series and the radio show. See more »

Goofs

Sgt. Friday is suppose to be a by-the-book "never break the rules" cop, yet in the opening scene as he is pulling up to the police station Friday parks in front of a fire hydrant and gets out. Parking in front of a hydrant is still illegal in California. See more »

Quotes

Pep Streebeck: [while interrogating Muzz and getting no-where] Joe, I could use some coffee
[turns to Muzz]
Pep Streebeck: You want anything?
Emil Muzz: [defiantly] Chewing gum... Snickers bar... and my attorney, badge kisser!
Pep Streebeck: [Friday leaves Muzz alone with Streebeck] Well... it's just you... and me... *your balls*...
[pulls open a desk drawer]
Pep Streebeck: and this drawer!
[slams it shut]
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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 »

Connections

Features Highway Patrol (1955) See more »

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Dance or Die
Performed, Written and Produced by Peter Aykroyd and Pat Thrall
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not as negative
4 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

dragnet is by no means a great film. but it is a funny, goofy light hearted film that both actors play well. i thought it was unusual to see christopher plummer in such a movie but he was good as the founder of "mama". this wont go down as the best film of either tom hanks or dan akroyd.dan has the jack webb impersonation down well though. it still is entertaining and if you want a decent laugh it's worth renting.


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