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Dragnet (Widescreen)

Dan Aykroyd , Tom Hanks , Tom Mankiewicz    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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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 beneath Dragnet's gritty Los Angeles streets. In 1987 moviegoers had yet to be crushed under the weight of the 1990s TV remake mania, and Dragnet comes off as fresh and funny. Dan Aykroyd plays Joe Friday, the straight-arrow nephew of Webb's iconic cop. This part was made for him (in fact, he's given top writing credit), and under his steely exterior you can tell he's having a ball delivering those rapid-fire recitations of regulations and deadpan expressions of moral outrage. Tom Hanks plays Pep Streebek, the laissez-faire narco agent who is Friday's new partner. Their assignment: bust the Pagans, a wild-and-woolly gang of dope fiends, deadbeats, and beatniks behind a bewildering array of bizarre robberies. Hilarity ensues. Friday and Streebek outfox a corrupt televangelist (Christopher Plummer), bicker over chili dogs and cigarettes, alternately revile and fawn over a porn millionaire (Dabney Coleman), wrestle a 30-foot-long anaconda, and rescue the virgin Connie Swail--the only girl capable of stealing Friday's heart. --Grant Balfour

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5.0 out of 5 stars The burbs July 29 2012
By Blee
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This collection is worth the buy for 'the burbs' alone. Hanks and Ducommun are absolutely hysterical.

Im sure everyone else has given the plot so I'll tell you what you havent heard yet. If you're a huge fan of seinfeld and king of the hill this movie is perfect for you. Hanks is somewhat a mix of George and Hank hill, and Bruce Dern is the funniest mix of Kramer and Dale gribble (yes you read that right, a mix of dale Gribble and Kramer) if you can imagine that. There are also scenes in this movie in which every single line is an entire seinfeld conversation, its almost like this film inspired an entire new era of comedy.

Overall everything about this movie is perfect, even the few cheesy camera shots. Easily re-watchable for ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Funny Funny May 16 2013
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Three great movies, if you like Tom Hanks you have to have this. These movies are timless, just as funny now as when they were made.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the value June 6 2014
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Bought it just for the burbs, having the other two movies didn't hurt the value, even tho they are not ... Preferred movies. Adds something new when tired of anything else..

Wife loves the burbs.. Disc worked great... More than happy with it!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching :) May 6 2014
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Extremely entertaining funny movie. My whole family loved it and so did I. I would recommend this movie to anybody and everyone :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd May 3 2014
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three of Tom Hanks best classic comedy movies. been looking for the money pit for years. dragnet is hilarious and you can"t beat the price
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5.0 out of 5 stars dvd Feb. 23 2014
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Very good dvd and very good story I enjoyed it quite much and it was in very good shape too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Hanks - Aw... chucks... Dec 28 2013
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I love watching (young) Tom's comedic efforts and these two movies have always been favourites of mine. No causes... no violence... (or very little of it)... Just entertainment: when I need it, I just reach and slide this DVD into the player and voila.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Tom Hanks!!! Nov. 16 2013
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As everyone knows Tom Hanks is a great actor, these 3 titles show the funny side of Tom Hanks and should be watched by anyone who loves comedies and Tom Hanks it's the best of both worlds.
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