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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
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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 »
Joe is alternately wearing/not wearing a seatbelt when sitting in the car talking to Connie (before Emil turns the car over). See more »
[while interrogating Muzz and getting no-where]
Joe, I could use some coffee
[turns to Muzz]
You want anything?
Chewing gum... Snickers bar... and my attorney, badge kisser!
[Friday leaves Muzz alone with Streebeck]
Well... it's just you... and me... *your balls*...
[pulls open a desk drawer]
and this drawer!
[slams it shut]
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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 »
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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