Det. (season 1) / Lt. (season 2) Joe Friday and his partner Det. Frank Smith (season 1) / team of 3 detectives (season 2) methodically investigate homicides in Los Angeles.

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Dick Wolf, Jack Webb
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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Det. (season 1) / Lt. (season 2) Joe Friday and his partner Det. Frank Smith (season 1) / team of 3 detectives (season 2) methodically investigate homicides in Los Angeles.

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Beginning in season 2, Friday's voice overs at the beginning erroneously reference him and his partner. While this was correct in season 1 when both he and Frank Smith were detectives, in season 2, he is the lieutenant. As such, he was the unit supervisor and would not have a partner. He would supervise solo detectives or teams of detectives. See more »

Quotes

Det. Frank Smith: No, you're not A suspect, you're THE suspect.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows Dragnet (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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User Reviews

Producers should make good TV, not cancel it.
12 December 2003 | by bcjjSee all my reviews

What are the producers doing? They create a show which is good but the characters needed to be given time for viewers to be comfortable with. But in their all the same corporate panic stricken lack of mentality, they change them and when it makes the show worse the cancel it.

Ed O'Neil's Joe Friday was great, viewers needed to let him grow into the role, like Raymond Burr did with Ironside after Perry Mason. Ethan Embrey was more than quite capable as Bill Smith. I am of an older generation and just want to watch shows with good scripts and believable characters.

Some one have sense and bring it back as it was in the first few episodes, and like good wine let it mature.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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L.A. Dragnet See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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