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Dragnet (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 26 June 1987 (USA)
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The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

Director:

Tom Mankiewicz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Aykroyd ... Friday
Tom Hanks ... Streebek
Christopher Plummer ... Whirley
Harry Morgan ... Gannon
Alexandra Paul ... Connie Swail
Jack O'Halloran ... Emil Muzz
Elizabeth Ashley ... Jane Kirkpatrick
Dabney Coleman ... Jerry Caesar
Kathleen Freeman ... Enid Borden
Bruce Gray ... Mayor Parvin
Lenka Peterson ... Granny Mundy
Julia Jennings Julia Jennings ... Sylvia Wiss
Lisa Aliff ... April
Joe Altmark Joe Altmark ... Milkman
Nina Arvesen ... Lady Motor Cop
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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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They're so bad at being bad... but so much worse at being good! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Joe and Connie are never shown kissing in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Friday and Connie Swail are tied to chairs near the end of the movie Friday turns to look over his shoulder and the rope 'tied' around their chests starts to unravel. See more »

Quotes

Pep Streebeck: [He's sitting in a car being towed in by a wrecker, the door falls completely off and he steps out, dressed like a homeless bum] Sergeant Friday?
Joe Friday: Who want's to know?
Pep Streebeck: [Shows his badge pinned to the inside of his jacket] I'm Pep Streebek, your new partner.
Joe Friday: Not looking like *that*, you aren't, mister.
Pep Streebeck: [Scoffs] Oh really? What's that supposed to mean?
Joe Friday: It *means* I don't care what undercover rock you crawled out from, there's a dress code for detectives in Robbery-Homicide. Section 3-605.10, .20, .22, .24, ...
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the film, when Streebeck arrests Muzz, he raps him his rights. In the closing credits there is an extended version of this, with Friday and Streebeck rapping about rights, as well as about the PAGAN ritual they witnessed. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were cut by 14 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of nunchaku during a fight scene, as these were strictly outlawed in the UK at the time. The cuts were restored for the 2001 Columbia release. See more »

Connections

References Red Asphalt (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Just the Facts
Performed by Patti LaBelle
Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyte Time Productions Inc.
Patti LaBelle appears courtesy of MCA Records
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If you are reading this. Then you know.
16 May 2019 | by dissaidSee all my reviews

This is a pretty damn funny movie. It's obviously silly but clever. Dan is perfect in his role. Hanks, is 80s Hanks before he went all method.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragnet 1987 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,542,669, 28 June 1987

Gross USA:

$57,387,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,673,516
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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