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Dragnet (1987)

2 Ratings: 0.0
A movie directed by Tom Mankiewicz

The line between parody and tribute can be hard to draw, but any marginally hip baby boomer who ever watched Jack Webb's straight-laced Detective Joe Friday caught a glimmer of the comedic vein waiting to be mined beneathDragnet's gritty Los Angeles … see full wiki

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Director: Tom Mankiewicz
1 review about Dragnet (1987)

Sometimes, like here, silly can be really funny

  • Oct 20, 2010
Rating:
+5
I did not expect this film to be as funny as it is. The general plot of an evil minister seeking money is not new, but Aykroyd does a splended job caricaturing Joe Friday of Dragnet and Hanks does a terrific performance as his partner. Aykroyd repeats many of Friday's behaviors often, but the script is written so well that one does not become tired of them, in fact they are repeatedly funny, as Jack Benny's jokes are. The writers usually find a way to tie them together. Examples are how Friday's maternal grandmother is named Monday. Also the final line of the film about Friday's girl friend pulls a lot of the earlier jokes together. Harry Morgan was a great straight man in the film. The only bad part of the film was Plummer's acting. I did not like his giggles. They were unnecessary, silly, and not funny.

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