An updated edition of the classic police drama, featuring Ed O'Neill as the 2000 version of Joe Friday.

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 Lt. Joe Friday (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Frank Smith (12 episodes, 2003)
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 ADA Sandy Chang (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Jimmy McCarron / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Gloria Duran (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Det. Raymond Cooper / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Sanjay Ramachandran (9 episodes, 2003)
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"Dum-de-dum-dum!" Those four notes signaled the 2003 return of one of TV's all-time classic police dramas, "Dragnet." This time, Ed O'Neill (in a role worlds different from hapless family man Al Bundy of "Married ...With Children") played the hard-nosed Det. Joe Friday. He and partner Frank Smith investigated crimes in Los Angeles, usually homicides or other forms of corruption. As with the Jack Webb-produced predecesors, careful attention was paid to realism as Friday and Smith investigated and pieced the clues together before they made their arrests of the bad guys. Like the earlier shows, the fate of those charged in conenction with said crime was announced at the end of the show. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Ethan Embry had to temporarily bow out of filming for a few episodes, due to a sports injury. His character (Frank Smith) was said to be away caring for his ailing father. See more »

Quotes

Det. Frank Smith: No, you're not A suspect, you're THE suspect.
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Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »

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Follows Dragnet (1951) See more »

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Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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9 February 2003 | by (MO) – See all my reviews

This is another well-written, tightly-paced crime drama from "Law & Order's" Dick Wolf... but it ain't "Dragnet." It's really a fourth version of "Law & Order" set in LA with Jack Webb's characters plopped into it. This show is all-but unrelated to the classic series. Don't get me wrong, Ed O'Neill does a good job as a hard-nosed cop -- just as he did on "Big Apple" -- but much of what made "Dragnet," "Dragnet" is lost here. One of the founding principles of Jack Webb's series was that the episodes were dramatizations of actual LAPD cases. Here, "inspired by actual events." It looks to be a good cop show, but it's "Dragnet" in name only.


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