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"Dragnet" (2003) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2003-2004

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Dragnet: Season 2: Episode 9 -- A toxic batch of narcotics is responsible for a series of drug-related deaths, and the dealer is an unlikely suspect.
Dragnet: Season 2: Episode 10 -- A routine arrest leads to a horrible discovery of a serial killer who tortured and cremated his victims.
Dragnet: Season 2: Episode 8 -- A priest is decapitated and what seems like a senseless killing is actually related to the priest's secret past in Bosnia.
Dragnet: Season 2: Episode 7 -- It's tough trying to solve apparently random murders, until there's a through line that connects them - an online porn actress.
Dragnet: Season 2: Episode 6 -- A Malibu teenager is abducted and killed, and his parents' alternative lifestyle is questioned.


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Ed O'Neill ... Lt. Joe Friday (22 episodes, 2003-2004)

Ethan Embry ... Det. Frank Smith (12 episodes, 2003)

Christina Chang ... ADA Sandy Chang (12 episodes, 2003-2004)

Desmond Harrington ... Det. Jimmy McCarron / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)

Eva Longoria ... Det. Gloria Duran (10 episodes, 2003-2004)

Evan Parke ... Det. Raymond Cooper / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2004)

Erick Avari ... Sanjay Ramachandran (9 episodes, 2003)

Series Directed by
Kevin Dowling (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Steve Shill (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Guy Norman Bee (2 episodes, 2003)
Jean de Segonzac (2 episodes, 2003)
Darnell Martin (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
Jack Webb (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dick Wolf (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jay Beattie (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dan Dworkin (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tyler Bensinger (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
David Golden (4 episodes, 2003)
Josh Pate (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Robert Nathan (2 episodes, 2003)
David Wilcox (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Barry M. Berg .... producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Arthur W. Forney .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Walon Green .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Peter Jankowski .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dick Wolf .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tyler Bensinger .... co-producer / producer (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Billy Fox .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2003)
Roz Weinman .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2003)
Robert Nathan .... co-executive producer (11 episodes, 2003)
Tim Deluca .... co-producer (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jonas Pate .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Josh Pate .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jeffrey Reiner .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kevin Hooks .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Gary M. Strangis .... producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Atli Örvarsson (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Johnny E. Jensen (7 episodes, 2003)
Bing Sokolsky (5 episodes, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
Leon Ortiz-Gil (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
David Siegel (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kevin Krasny (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Stephen Semel (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Casting by
Janet Gilmore (12 episodes, 2003)
Megan Branman (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Megan McConnell (9 episodes, 2003)

Lynn Kressel (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Pamela B. Warner (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
T.K. Kirkpatrick (9 episodes, 2003)
William Arnold (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Art Direction by
Christine Munro (1 episode, 2003)
Christa Munro (1 episode, 2004)

Dahl Delu (unknown episodes)
Bo Johnson (unknown episodes)
T.K. Kirkpatrick (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

David Smith (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Victoria J. Auth (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Makeup Department
Blake Shepard .... key makeup artist (12 episodes, 2003)
Ginger Damon .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Stacy Halax .... makeup department head (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Terrie Velazquez Owen .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Stacey K. Black .... additional assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Marc Boyle .... additional hair stylist (unknown episodes)
RaMona Fleetwood .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Perticone .... assistant department head hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Dionne Smith .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Mike Smithson .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Kenneth J. Silverstein .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Alfonso Delgado .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Joshua Rexon .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Hughes .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Timothy C. Reischauer .... dga trainee / second second assistant director (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Sean Hobin .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Vernon Davidson .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 2003)
Brendalyn Richard .... dga trainee (unknown episodes, 2003)
Carey Dietrich .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Bradley M. Gross .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Jay Guerra .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Barbara M. Ravis .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Krista Reymann .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Stacy Schrader .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Ben Scott .... second unit director: stunt (unknown episodes)
Chris Stoia .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Tim Lehman .... paint foreman (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Kelso .... carpenter (12 episodes, 2003)
Stephen McCumby .... set dresser (12 episodes, 2003)
Tim Scheu .... leadman / set dresser (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Brendon Cowsill .... set dresser (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tiffany Cowsill .... shopper (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Erik Thomson .... set dresser (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lee Thomson .... set dresser (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Eva Firshein .... buyer (7 episodes, 2003)
Glen R. Feldman .... set property master (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rick Welden .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dean Wilson .... property master (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

P. Scott Bailey .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Paul Baker .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Dawson .... set property master (unknown episodes)
Erin Fite .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes)
Bo Johnson .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Bill MacSems .... property master (unknown episodes)
Keith Sale .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Art Vasenius .... leadman / set dresser (unknown episodes)
Marissa Zajack .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Robb Navrides .... supervising sound editor (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Harry Woolway .... sound effects editor (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Hays .... boom operator (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
David M. Ronne .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tim Song Jones .... utility sound technician (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Craig T. Rosevear .... foley supervisor (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michael Ferdie .... sound editor (11 episodes, 2003)
Andrew Spencer Dawson .... sound editor (3 episodes, 2003)

Ronald G. Cogswell .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Brent Ellingwood .... utility sound technician (unknown episodes)
Jeff Porrello .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Walter Spencer .... supervising adr editor (unknown episodes)
Steven D. Williams .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... Fire/Inferno artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jeff Danoff .... stunts (3 episodes, 2003)
Ben Scott .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Joey Box .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Toby Holguin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Larry Nicholas .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Justin Sundquist .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Drapkin .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... company grip (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ron Newburn .... lighting technician (12 episodes, 2003)
Pablo Suarez .... dolly grip (12 episodes, 2003)
Mark Stanley .... key grip (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mark Vollmer .... grip (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tom Hutchinson .... second assistant camera (9 episodes, 2003)
Tom Cox .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2003)
Eldon Hansen .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rick Anderson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Randy Burgess .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Keith B. Davis .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gary Haselbusch .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Haselbusch .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mike Kubeisy .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Craig Aines .... grip (unknown episodes)
Sal Alvarez .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Aldo Antonelli .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ron Baldwin .... pro-Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Bill Daimant .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Ken Fisher .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Francis .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Brad Heiner .... grip (unknown episodes)
Jaime Heintz .... grip (unknown episodes)
Sean Higgins .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Scott Humbert .... unit still photographer (unknown episodes)
Jason Jensen .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Dave Landaker .... video playback operator (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Launais .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Marc Marino .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Vladimir Melnik .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Haydn Pazanti .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Morten Petersen .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Brendon Phillips .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Lionel Portugal .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Lex Rawlins .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Christian Franz Staab .... grip (unknown episodes)
Shannon Summers .... grip (unknown episodes)
Wally Sweeterman .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jason Young .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Kim Ju .... extras casting (12 episodes, 2003)
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ashley McNulty .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Kendra Castleberry .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Chris Gray .... background casting / extras casting (unknown episodes)
Alisa Kasmer .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Kathryn Lyn Long .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Brad Margolis .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Marisa Ross .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Barnhart .... costume supervisor (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
Susan Saldutti .... set costumer (12 episodes, 2003)
Frank Alexander .... set costumer (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dana Loats .... costumer (9 episodes, 2003-2004)

Kim M. Holly .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Hyde .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Marvin D. Bryson .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator (20 episodes, 2003-2004)
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist (12 episodes, 2003)
Dave Lifshin .... post-production coordinator (12 episodes, 2003)
Bill Admans .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 2003-2004)

Kimberly Ettinger .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Lefevre .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Felicia Mignon Livingston .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Robb Navrides .... composer: additional music (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: original theme (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Walter Schumann .... composer: original theme (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Series Transportation Department
George Graham .... driver (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Paul Jones .... driver (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Michael Maga .... mechanic (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jack Jay Reece .... driver (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Don Haggerty .... production driver (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Tom Gilhooley .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Tony Barattini .... driver: art department (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Dan Harder .... medic: construction/rigging (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
George Montgomery .... title designer (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Rick Poyner .... key assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
Phillip Schenkler .... production accountant (22 episodes, 2003-2004)
David Guilbeau .... craft service (12 episodes, 2003)
Janis Finkle .... second assistant accountant (10 episodes, 2003-2004)
Haley McLane .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jay Beattie .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Philippe Browning .... story editor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dan Dworkin .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Jennifer S. Jackson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lydia Mayberry .... assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Billy Smith .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
William Stoner .... police technical advisor (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lisa J. Watters .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Veloz Gomez .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2003)

Alex Apple .... location scout (unknown episodes)
John Armstrong .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Rich Bokides .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Christopher Cilluffo .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Paul Codiga .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Bruce Comtois .... teamster (unknown episodes)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher (unknown episodes)
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager: second unit (unknown episodes)
Sonia Y. Dawson .... second assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Sean J. Donnelly .... assistant to show runners / researcher (unknown episodes)
Lawrence Gaba .... first assistant accountant / payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Hodges .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sam Hunter .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Clinton Irey .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jenifour Jones .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Victoria Leskin .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Richard Lippin .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Larissa Michel .... assistant production office coordinator / production assistant / ... (unknown episodes)
Mary Ann Newfield .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
David Podemski .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Scissors .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Franses Simonovich .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mark A. Soo Hoo .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
Marta Tomkiw .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Patricia van Baalbergen .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Webb .... assistant production associate (unknown episodes)
Mari Wilson .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Terrence B. Zinn .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"L.A. Dragnet" - USA (second season title)
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USA:60 min (including commercials) (22 episodes)
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In the pilot episode for the series Married With Children, starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy the theme song from Dragnet is heard 'honked' by Kelly Bundy's boyfriends van.See more »
Det. Joe Friday:So, more jail time and we'll have to get animal control to come down here and euthanize these little fluff balls.
Det. Frank Smith:So sad.
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Good Before the Tinkering, 13 October 2003
Author: Fenrir-5 from California, USA

One must really wonder why Hollywood execs are so damn stupid. Okay, Dragnet wasn't a powerhouse, runaway hit. But it was a solid show. So which is better: a show that develops a loyal following who watch it regularly, or a show that is tinkered with to get people interested, but so similar to everything else on the market that it dies a quick death?

Apparently ABC thinks the latter. Which is why we now have numerous tight-shirt-clad model-quality women wandering around the station house, pretending to be cops. Including the always annoying Rosalyn Sanchez, who is neither as attractive nor as good of an actress as she or her handlers seem to think. There's nothing wrong with having female cops on a show, but why are they always so stereotypically "attractive", and always wearing tight rayon shirts to show off their bulging silicone? Sure, breasts are fun. But is it necessary to dump sugar on our every meal? Do these catalog women really belong on a purportedly serious cop show with rumpled old Ed O'Neill?

Dragnet is an ancient franchise, one that was supposedly built on the strength of the stories. Ed O'Neill is a very good actor (and I wish the posters would stop with the lame "Married With Children" jokes, they're not funny). It is possible to have a good show that doesn't rely upon the tired formula of scantily-clad women pretending to be professionals in a professional environment. Look at the X-Files, which although flawed towards its end, started out as the tale of a rather mousy-looking guy and a kind of dumpy girl solving weirdo crimes. It gained acclaim from its stories. Even "ER" started with a lot of less-than-Fabios on its staff. Same goes for "NYPD Blue", which used to have "real" New Yorkers on its stage. Notice a pattern? After each of these shows started to add more and more models to the set, the show quality disintegrated. Sure, one of them is still a powerhouse, and one lasted for a while. But that's because they were spending good will they had built up with the audience. Dragnet wasn't left on its own long enough to build up good will; so now we have a cookie-cutter show that is trying to earn a place. And now it is sure to fail.

Please, for the love of god, stop tinkering with these shows to meet the teenage demographic! There are enough damn shows out there for small-minded, short-attention-span teenage boys. Give us some stories and something to figure out - you know, the things television crime shows used to be about.

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