Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creators:

Dick Wolf, Jack Webb
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2   1  
2006   2004   2003  
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Cast

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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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Dragnet See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the show was cancelled by ABC in 2003, three of the remaining five unaired episodes premiered on USA Network in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Det. Joe Friday: I'm on a budget. I'm not buying a story that changes every day.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Follows Dragnet (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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As a BIG fan of the ORIGINAL...
9 March 2003 | by andydufresneSee all my reviews

I have listened to the original. YES, listened. Dragnet was originally a radio show. Not that at 45 I'm old enough to have heard it live but I have heard tapes.

The later television show with Harry Morgan as the partner aired every night after the 6 PM news where I grew up. Joe Friday was not cynical he was a flag waving TRUE BELIEVER. There were never dirty cops in the original Dragnet, the crooks were all bad guys and Joe and his partner put as much energy into catching the thief of a Baby Jesus statue as they did in finding a murderer. They didn't worry so much about "civil rights" and TECHNICAL things like that. They were only interested in arresting the crooks. I don't think Joe Friday ever cracked a joke or took a drink. They SAID that all the cases were REAL but I have read that it was partly due to the way you could define "real" in those days.

Ed is playing Joe Friday as at 21st Century cop. There may have been a better choice for Friday but I don't know who. The chemistry between the two leads seems great to me. I love the way Mike Post has updated the theme, One of the most easily recognizable TV Themes ever! The new version sounds like L.A. to me. Frankly just because of that I was willing to give it a chance. It showed some respect for it's predecessor.

I am enjoying the show and I think it will last a while. Sometimes you can go home.


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