Dragnet


1h 46m 1987

Brief Synopsis

To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner's friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday's heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA; Fort McArthur, San Pedro, California, USA; Pasadena, California, USA; San Fernando Valley, California, USA; Bel Air, California, USA; Mojave Desert, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

To his chagrin, by-the-book Los Angeles policeman Joe Friday has been assigned a flippant, street-wise new partner, Pep Streebeck. They are investigating a series of murders, which leads them to the religious cult P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy). Infiltrating the group, they rescue Connie Swain, and she and Friday fall in love. When Connie identifies respected community leader and the police commissioner's friend Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the head of the cult, Friday attempts to publicly arrest the man and is suspended. Connie is kidnapped in retaliation and when Friday is reinstated, he and Streebeck lead the raid on the P.A.G.A.N. headquarters and Friday's heroics save Connie and bring Whirley to justice.

Crew

Carl Aldana

Production

Dick Alexander

Sound

Michael Amorelli

Rigging Gaffer

Dan Aykroyd

Screenplay

Dan Aykroyd

Song

Dan Aykroyd

Song Performer

Peter Aykroyd

Song Performer

Peter Aykroyd

Song

Lloyd Barcroft

Grip

Bob Bergdahl

Camera Operator

Larry Bird

Property Master

Michael W Blymyer

Other

Patrick Blymyer

Lighting Technician

James Bolt

Sound

Bradley J Bovee

Stunts

Robert Boyle

Production Designer

Perry Brandt

Stunts

Bernie Brillstein

Executive Producer

Jim Burk

Stunts

Brian Burrows

Stunts

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Brian Callahan

Costumes

Jim Callan

Other

Jeff Carson

Music Editor

Dennis R Clark

Transportation Captain

Jeff Clark

Sound Editor

Alf Clausen

Original Music

Alf Clausen

Music

Dick Colean

Camera Operator

Lieutenant Dan Cook

Technical Advisor

Danny Costa

Stunts

Debra Crowningshield

Production Assistant

David D Darling

Stunts

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Tracy Keehn Dashnaw

Stunts

Ken Day

Driver

Vince Deadrick

Other

Mark Deallessandro

Stunts

Taryn Dechellis

Costume Designer

Robert C Decker

Location Manager

Vince Del Castillo

Transportation Coordinator

Scott Dockstader

Stunts

Phil Downey

Color Timer

Syd Dutton

Special Effects

Candy Edwards

Assistant Camera Operator

Corey Eubanks

Stunts

Ron Filbert

Auditor

Robert Fillis

Lighting Technician

Robert Fiore

Other

Robert Ford

Song

George Fortmuller

Assistant Director

George Frederick

Sound Editor

Jeffrey Frink

Special Effects

Antonio Garrido

Dolly Grip

Greg Gontz

Assistant Editor

William D Gordean

Editor

Allan Graf

Stunts

Colleen Halsey

Assistant Editor

Richard Halsey

Editor

Tom Hanks

Song Performer

Roger Hansen

Special Effects

Robert Wayne Harris

Sound

John Hart

Other

Paul Holzborn

Foley

Jack Hooper

Negative Cutting

Glenn Hughes

Song Performer

Fred Inman

Other

Maria Jackson

Other

Terry Jackson

Stunts

Katie Jacobs

Assistant

Jimmy Jam

Song

Lynda May Jasper-vogel

Other

Peter Juliano

Location Manager

Joe Kelly

Grip

Hubie Kerns Jr.

Stunts

Trish Kinney

Script Supervisor

Whitney Krumm

Special Effects

T Sano Kwong

Grip

Patti Labelle

Song Performer

Robert Labonge

Assistant Camera Operator

Clay Lacy

Other

Gary Ladinsky

Music

Peter Lamppu

Foreman

Hal Landaker

Video Playback

William Lane

Stunts

Daniel Leahy

Sound

Christine Lee

Hair

Brian Legrady

Assistant Camera Operator

Terry Leonard

Stunt Coordinator

Terry Leonard

Unit Director

Matthew F. Leonetti

Director Of Photography

Matthew F. Leonetti

Dp/Cinematographer

Mark Levine

Production Assistant

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Terry Lewis

Song

John Linder

Key Grip

John London

Grip

Andrew Macdonald

Sound

Don Malouf

Sound Editor

Tom Mankiewicz

Screenplay

Kevin Marcy

Production Associate

Dennis Mccarthy

Other

Bobby Mclaughlin

Stunts

Donald Mcmanus

Transportation Captain

Richard Craig Meinardus

Assistant Camera Operator

Montey Menapace

Lighting Technician

David B Miller

Other

Dan Moore

Costume Supervisor

J B Moore

Song

James Moriana

Foley

Colin Mouat

Sound Editor

Ralph Nelson

Photography

Don Nemitz

Music

Don Nemitz

Original Music

Ira Newborn

Music

David Newman

Music

David Newman

Original Music

David Nowell

Photography

Gerald O'dell

Makeup

Arthur Jeph Parker

Set Decorator

Joe Parker

Sound Editor

Scott Patterson

Pilot

Dan Payton

Sound

David Permut

Producer

Jeff Ramsey

Stunts

Vicki Rhodes

Assistant Director

Frank Richwood

Art Director

Gary Rogers

Assistant Director

Kerry Rossall

Stunts

Miklos Rozsa

Song

David Rubin

Casting Director

John J Rutchland

Foreman

John J Rutchland

Construction Coordinator

Timothy P Ryan

Transportation Captain

Renee Alaina Sacks

Costumes

Walter Schumann

Song

Ben R Scott

Stunts

John-clay Scott

Stunts

Dickson Courtney Silberberg

Production Assistant

Willie Simmons

Assistant Director

Carol Smetana

Assistant Director

Russell Solberg

Stunts

David Sosna

Assistant Director

Michael St Hilaire

Camera Operator

John Stacy

Sound Editor

Ann Stevens

Assistant

Joe Stone

Stunts

Daniel C Striepeke

Makeup

Douy Swofford

Titles

Bill Taylor

Special Effects

Cliff Taylor

Location Assistant

Robert C. Thomas

Director Of Photography

Robert C. Thomas

Dp/Cinematographer

Jim Thomson

Special Effects

Chuck Thornton

Pilot

Pat Thrall

Song

Pat Thrall

Song Performer

John Tuell

Transportation Captain

Vinnie Vecchio

Property Master Assistant

Linda Von

Other

Lisa J Watters

Production Coordinator

Jeff Weisend

Assistant Editor

Bob Weiss

Producer

Robert K Weiss

Producer

Michael D Weldon

Assistant Camera Operator

Cliff Wenger

Special Effects

Denise Whiting

Adr Editor

Hope Williams

Script Supervisor

Jerry Woodside

Assistant

Kyle Wright

Sound Editor

Robert Zajonc

Helicopter Pilot

Don Zepfel

Unit Production Manager

Don Zepfel

Associate Producer

Ken Zimmerman

Property Master Assistant

Alan Zweibel

Screenplay

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Crime
Release Date
1987
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Venice, California, USA; Fort McArthur, San Pedro, California, USA; Pasadena, California, USA; San Fernando Valley, California, USA; Bel Air, California, USA; Mojave Desert, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1987

Released in United States on Video January 14, 1988

Directorial debut for Tom Mankiewicz.

Began shooting October 21, 1986.

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1987

Released in United States on Video January 14, 1988