almost 8 years
I probably shouldn't enjoy this one as much as I do.
over 8 years
Ackroyd and Hanks are on form. Really funny throughout
Dragnet is a 1987 film comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks, directed by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the television crime drama of the same name starring Jack Webb. The screenplay is written by Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel and Mankiewicz. The original music score is by Ira Newborn. The film was marketed with the tagline "Just the Facts."
At Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 46% composite score.
Acting as both a parody and homage to the long-running Dragnet television series, Aykroyd plays Joe Friday (nephew of the original star of the series) while Hanks plays Pep Streebek, his new partner.
Harry Morgan reprises his role of Bill Gannon (partner of Friday's late uncle), having been promoted to captain. Alexandra Paul plays Friday's love interest, while Christopher Plummer plays the villain, a soft-spoken televangelist, who secretly runs a cult of Pagan anarchists. Dabney Coleman plays the publisher of a skin magazine called Bait.
As did the TV series, the movie begins with Sergeant Friday's...