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

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Cast

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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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Storyline

"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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Trivia

Danny Huston was originally cast in the lead role of Joe Friday but was replaced by Ed O'Neill after completing the first episode, entitled "Three Blondes", and his scenes were re-shot. See more »

Quotes

Det. Joe Friday: I'm on a budget. I'm not buying a story that changes every day.
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Crazy Credits

Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragnet 1966 (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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This show rocks!
15 April 2003 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

No, this is not the 1967 version.

And this is not 1967 anymore.

This show has been rebooted in a very effective manner. I think this is not only the best show in ABC's lineup, but it is one of the best shows on network television. This show is a textbook example of how you update an old television show into the 21st century. Furthermore, the casting and acting is very effective. Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry play their roles very well. I hope this show remains on the air for some time. It is well worth it.


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