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."
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.
LAPD Sgt. Joe Friday's nephew and namesake (Dan Aykroyd), whose anachronistic views reflect those of his late uncle, is involuntarily assigned to a smart-alecky, street-wise partner, Pep Streebek (Tom Hanks). Their contrasting styles clash at first, Friday disapproving of his young partner's attitude, hair, and wardrobe, but they gradually bond over their first case as a team, an investigation of a series of bizarre thefts involving items as disparate as a tanker full of chemicals, police, fire and medic vehicles, a wedding dress, a lion's mane, and the entire monthly print run of the pornographic magazine "Bait".
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