It's a long night of bloodshed and brutality when Friday and Gannon work the robbery and homicide beat. An eerily calm murderer, a vicious mugging and a thrill-killing stick-up man are just a few of the horrors they face with reliably steely resolve.
A business card left behind at a burglary scene points to a career safecracker who's just been sprung from the slammer.
An armed robbery yields few suspects until a down-on-her-luck woman points the finger at her own recently paroled husband. She won't leave Friday and Gannon alone until they bust her old man -- even after they arrest someone else for the crime.
A sweet little old lady accuses two distinguished cops of stealing a dead man's funeral funds, but the officers deny everything. Friday and Gannon grill the civilian just as hard as they do the police, but everyone's sticking to their stories.
Joe Friday signs up for a sensitivity class but finds he can't leave his badge at the door when he arrests a fellow student for possession. His rash decision gets him kicked out of night school, but will the hippies give Joe a second chance?
Barney Regal turns up driving a car that's not his and carrying someone else's credit cards to boot. He claims to be forest ranger, but is he a con man, a common criminal or something else altogether?
While diligently investigating the case of Jane Doe #37, Friday and Gannon try to match a woman's unidentified body with her living identity. There's no way to reverse the tragedy, but they'd like to bring her death a little dignity.
When a few too many dogs go missing from their owners' cars -- only to get returned for the reward money -- Friday and Gannon can't help but smell a criminal enterprise in the making. Naturally, their instincts are right on the money.
A routine raid on a drug dealer leads to the discovery of an amphetamine lab. Friday and Gannon comb the city to find the man behind this ugly operation, but it looks like he might just stay a step ahead of the law.
Sergeant Friday is a guest of Officer Gannon’s for a weekend of rest and recreation, but their plans suffer from constant interruptions.
When a middle-aged couple calls to report a home burglary, the wife believes it was the work of professionals. But the trail of clues leads Friday and Gannon to conclude that this was definitely an inside job.
Friday and Gannon investigate a multiple homicide in a rooming house while hunting for a suspect who might still be on the premises. But they've also got to contend with a reporter hungry for a story and a mysterious clue from a wounded man.
A con woman is targeting gullible elderly folks, posing as a maid from "the employment agency" before robbing them. Can Gannon go undercover and catch this brazen rip-off artist in the act before she fleeces another victim?
A promising college student spirals out of control when his permissive professor leads him down a path straight to heroin. But Friday's got a lesson for the kid's professor and his parents: Drug education begins at home.
It's a game of "finders-keepers" when an aging drunk spies a bundle of cash on the street, then gets muscled out of the dough by a phony private eye. Friday and Gannon figure the money's got to belong to somebody -- but who?
A string of complicated burglaries leads Friday and Gannon to some unexpected suspects -- a pair of 8-year-old boys. But there's an even bigger surprise in store when they finally locate the criminal mastermind behind it all.
Dragnet clip - starring Jack Webb, George Fenneman, Hal Gibney, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule.
Dragnet is a crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners.
This is the city -- Los Angeles. It's 1968, and Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) are hitting the streets once again in the name of law and order, to serve and protect.
Sergeant Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon return for the third season of Jack Webb's classic police drama.
Dragnet 1970 would mark the end of an era as Jack Webb would retire his legendary onscreen persona Joe Friday, although he would continue to executive-produce the popular spin-offs Adam-12 and Emergency!
Trailer for Dragnet.
Dragnet, one of TV's most famous and innovative shows from the 1950s comes to colorful life in a classic full-length feature. Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday) recreates his memorable portrayal of a Los Angeles cop - 'Just the facts, Ma'am' - in this action-packed tale. A mysterious gangland slaying has taken place and it is up to Joe Friday and the Los Angeles Police Department to put together the pieces. They enlist the services of pretty and daring police woman to trap the devious mobsters and bring them to justice. Friday gets his man with help from his partner, Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander), in a crime caper so tough it could only be called Dragnet.
Sgt. Joe Friday's dedicated nephew and his off-beat partner rid Los Angeles of seamy criminals. Dry parody of the classic 1960's TV show.
Original feature length version of the hit television series featuring super-cop, Sgt. Joe Friday. Just the facts, Ma'am!
Dragnet movie trailer - starring Richard Boone, Jack Webb, Stacy Harris, Ann Robinson, Ben Alexander. Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Trailer for Dragnet.
This is the city... and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in this hilarious box-office blockbuster that pays homage to the famed original police drama of the '50s and '60s. Aykroyd is at his comedic best as the namesake nephew of Detective Sgt. Joe Friday. Like his uncle, he's a blue-suited, by-the-rules cop who reluctantly joins forces with his footloose partner Pep Streebek (Hanks) to rescue the City of Angels from the machinations of a power-mad Reverend and corrupt Police Commissioners. And those are 'just the facts' of this hysterically funny action-comedy.
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