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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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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$57,387,516 (USA)
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Trivia

Connie Swail's house was later used as Susan Mayer's house in the television series Desperate Housewives (2004). See more »

Goofs

As Joe and Pep are driving through a tunnel toward the end of the movie, the internal shots of the car show them very obviously passing shops while they are in a tunnel. See more »

Quotes

Captain Gannon: [after waking Capt. Gannon and briefing him in the middle of the night] Friday, do you have any idea what time it is?
Joe Friday: Yes sir.
[looks at his watch]
Pep Streebeck: Oh, don't ask him that, Captain.
Joe Friday: It's 4:27am, sir.
Pep Streebeck: He lives for that. It's in his blood.
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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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The Star Spangled Banner
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Written by Francis Scott Key
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Hilarious movie.
17 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an incredibly hilarious movie. This spoof on Dragnet is absolutely entertaining. Dan Ackroyd's performance as Sgt. Joe Friday is outstanding, along with Tom Hanks performance as Sgt. Friday's partner. In this movie Mr. Hanks shows his ability to perform comedy, as a straight man to a character whose pomposity is exceeded only by his inflexibility. In this spoof of the original Dragnet series, Sgt Friday is a puffed up martinet whose behavior is so absurd that it is actually funny. The original Sgt Friday probably would have been puzzled and chagrined over his transformation into a petty buffoon, but when Dan Ackroyd is playing the role, be prepared to laugh.


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