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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:

Schlappe Bullen beißen nicht  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

Detective Streebeck's TV watch was real. SEIKO invented it in 1983. It had a black-and-white display and a separate battery pack/tuner about the size of a Walkman. See more »

Goofs

At end, when the private jet is forced down in the remote desert town, all the police cars pulling up to plane on the runway have obvious LAPD markings. See more »

Quotes

Pep Streebeck: Well, what a pleasant surprise... Grannie Friday...
Friday: Not that it's any of your business, she's my maternal grandmother, her name is Mundy.
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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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Danger Ahead
Written by Walter Schumann and Miklós Rózsa
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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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