Friday, February 26, 2010

REVIEW: Dragnet


Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks


June 26, 1987

Tom Mankiewicz

Universal Pictures

1 hour 46 minutes




If you love Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks, you'll love Dragnet, which is a parody/homage to the original cop series in the 1950s. Dragnet tells the story of two cops who must solve the mystery of this voodoo clan with the name P.A.G.A.N. that sacrifices virgins (yes, REAL virgins). This movie is laugh out loud funny with sexual humor and Tom Hanks before his Oscar nominations. Dan Aykroyd does a stellar job of providing seriously funny parts as the nephew of the original cop from the original show. But what also makes this movie worth while is that they turned a dramatic TV show into a hilarious movie that tributes and parodies the 50s show. But warning to all that see it: since it was the 80s when this was released, its PG-13 rating could go to a light R for nudity on mostly women on the top, never the bottom, although it's suppose to be for a comedic effect. Also, there is (SPOILER) a character in the movie named" The Virgin Connie Swail", where they always call her that until the last scenes of the film. (END OF SPOILER) But still, if you're looking for a boat load of laughs, Dragnet will keep you laughing until it hurts, literally.

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