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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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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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Comedy | Crime

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26 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schlappe Bullen beißen nicht  »

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$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

In another nod to the series, when Joe Friday first sits down at his desk, we see a pack of Chesterfield cigarettes on top of the news paper. Chesterfield was the sponsor of the Dragnet radio series and original Joe Friday, Jack Webb, used to participate in Chesterfield ads during the live radio broadcasts. See more »

Goofs

Joe is alternately wearing/not wearing a seatbelt when sitting in the car talking to Connie (before Emil turns the car over). 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 »

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City of Crime
Performed by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
Featuring Glenn V. Hughes III (as Glenn Hughes) and Pat Thrall
Written by Peter Aykroyd, Dan Aykroyd and Pat Thrall
Produced by J.B. Moore and Robert Ford
Associate Producers: Peter Aykroyd and Pat Thrall
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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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