Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »
Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Harry Morgan reprized his role as Bill Gannon, which he had played twice before in "Dragnet" shows, in the television-movie Dragnet 1966 (1969), and in the second "Dragnet" television series, Dragnet 1967 (1967). See more »
When Pep rescues Friday from the PAGANs at the Observatory, Joe picks up a Beretta 9mm pistol. But when he turns to shoot back at the hoods before hopping onto Strebeck's bike, Joe is firing what appears to be a 1911-style .45 auto. See more »
The magazines and papers were his down in the trash. No cheques or money, I looked. I should have thrown it all in the river the day he left but unlike some people I have a heart, goddamnit, the miserable little bag of puke.
I think we're finished here, don't you Detective Streebeck?
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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 »
In the network TV version two scenes that involve a character reaching for a package of cigarettes have been edited; these include Friday reaching for a pack on his desk, which has been edited with a freeze-frame of the photo of his uncle (original Joe Friday played by Jack Webb) next it, and Emil Muzz reaching for a pack in his interrogation process, which is completely cut. See more »
Wow, Tom Hanks can be funny! Who would've thought? Dan Akyord (sp?) is hilarious, and I love it when Joe starts reciting all that numbers. A funny movie that featured a funny Tom Hanks, "Dragnet" is worth seeing when you're in the mood for a light-hearted comedy. The jokes aren't overdone or under-done, the acting is spot-on, and I guess its only flaw is that it drags on for too long. I don't think its plot needed an hour and 45 minutes worth of screen time, but whatever, I'm not the expert here. This movie requires its viewer to switch off his/her brains, and is really just harmless fun that costs only an hour and 45 minutes of your life. I mean, Tom Hanks was funny! Enough said!
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