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

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The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Law enforcement - '68 style with detective Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb). All new dramas based on L.A. police records. Co-starring Harry Morgan. (season 2)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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12 January 1967 (USA)  »

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(100 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In numerous episodes, there are references to a police officer named Lt. Klingin. (Usually dealing with polygraph "lie detector" test) This was a real life police officer in the LAPD who would sometimes work as an advisor to the show. FUN FACT: Gene Roddenberry, who created "Star Trek" and worked in the LAPD's public relations department, named the Trek villains "Klingons" after Klingin. See more »

Goofs

Harry Morgan, the actor cast to play Officer Gannon, stood only 5'4", and would have failed the height requirement for LAPD officers at that time. See more »

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[first lines]
Main Title Announcer: The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Connections

Spoofed in Atop the Fourth Wall: Dragnet #4 (2013) See more »

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Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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I love this show
7 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

OK, maybe this isn't the best show in television history, but it is a good one to watch. Even though I have seen every episode many times, I never get tired of watching it. After viewing the show all these years, it is fun to try and spot which of the many recurring actors and actresses appear in that episode--like the late Virginia Gregg!! She was a hoot to watch in many of the episodes.

It is also fun to see someone portray a cop or good guy in one episode and then play a villian in another episode. Now, even though this doesn't have anything to deal directly with any episode of Dragnet, I think that it was really nice how Jack Webb hired his ex-wife's husband in a few episodes and later was the producer of "Emergency" with his ex-wife Julie London and her husband Bobby Troup. I doubt very seriously that many people in Hollywood would be so mature and do that today.


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