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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Director: Jack Webb
Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone
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Drama | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
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Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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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Dragnet 1966 (TV Movie 1969)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Initially intended as a pilot for the Dragnet 1967 TV series, featuring L.A. police detective Joe Friday and his partners, but not aired until 1969.

Director: Jack Webb
Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Vic Perrin
The New Adam-12 (1989–1991)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A remake of the popular and long-running late 60s-70's police drama of the same name. Officers Doyle and Grant patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in squad car Adam-12, trying to keep the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ethan Wayne, Peter Parros, Miguel Fernandes
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 Vic Daniels (47 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Carl Molina (46 episodes, 1989-1991)
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 Capt. Boltz / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
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4 October 1989 (USA)  »

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9 February 2003 | by (MO) – See all my reviews

"Dragnet" (1989) was a pretty straight-forward re-do of the classic Jack Webb series, just swapping out Joe Friday and Frank Smith (or Bill Gannon, depending on your era) for Daniels and Malina. The format was the same: a half-hour police procedural drawn from real LAPD cases, complete with the requisite "The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent." My only real problems were the omission of the classic "Danger Ahead" theme (you know: "da da-dum da"), and the obnoxious music-video-style opening titles. Not that anyone else noticed, as the show was gone in a year, a victim of really real police stories on "COPS". Note: Despite the time-frame, this show was unrelated to the 1987 Dan Ackroyd film.


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