PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
Peter Leeds, Kathleen Freeman, and Harry Morgan were the only original or earlier cast members from the various earlier "Dragnet" shows to appear in this movie.
And he'd better tell me where Connie is or I'll shove that collar so far down his throat I'll have to take off his shoes to ring his neck!
Pep Streebeck: Friday, listen to yourself! You're not thinking like a cop any more, you're thinking like a man in love!
Friday gets a business card from his pocket and gives it to Connie. The card is in perfect shape however the sergeant spent long minutes in a cistern.
Towards the end of the film, when Streebeck arrests Muzz, he raps him his rights. In the closing credits there is an extended version of this, with Friday and Streebeck rapping about rights, as well as about the PAGAN ritual they witnessed.
In the network TV version two scenes that involve a character reaching for a package of cigarettes have been edited; these include Friday reaching for a pack on his desk, which has been edited with a freeze-frame of the photo of his uncle (original Joe Friday played by Jack Webb) next it, and Emil Muzz reaching for a pack in his interrogation process, which is completely cut.
$10,542,669 (USA) (28 June 1987)
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