Synopsis: Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Tom Mankiewicz
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

This is the city.

Los Angeles, California.

interfacing humanity...

representing every race, colour...

creed and persuasion...

that God,

no matter how he is worshipped...

chose, in His infinite wisdom,

to deposit here...

in the cultural nexus

of the Pacific Rim.

Almost 4 million people

work and play here.

And like any other place


there are those who have it

and those who want it.

Those who have it, enjoy it...

no matter how they got it.

Those who want it, can get it

by attempting to better themselves...

in a sympathetic community populated

by decent citizens cheering them on.

Or they can try to take it

the easy way.

Because even in the City of Angels,

from time to time, some halos slip.

That's where I come in, doing my job to

the best of my ability on a daily basis.

I work here.

I carry a badge.


Police, police

police officer, ma'am

Their job

Their job

To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

Their job:

To enforce the laws


Enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

Their job:
To enforce the laws

J-J-J-J-Just the facts, ma'am

Just the facts, ma'am

Just the facts, ma'am



To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

Dragnet, Dragnet, Dragnet

Their job:
To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

To enforce the laws

Police officers, ma'am.

Just the facts, ma'am.

Just the facts, ma'am.


To enforce the laws

M-My name's Friday

M-My name's Friday

Enforce the laws

M-My name's Friday

Their job

To enforce the laws

And preserve the safety

of decent citizens

Dragnet, Dragnet, Dragnet

Ladies and gentlemen, the story

you are about to see is true.

The names have been changed

to protect the innocent.

For example, George Baker

is now called Sylvia Wiss.

Hey, who called

the fire department?

What the hell is going on here?

Chief, where's the fire?

See the fire?

I see the fire.

I see the fire.

Good! When you wake up...

tell Jerry Caesar

he's out of business.

It was Wednesday, January 7.

A cool day in Los Angeles,

with westerly winds...

and light, scattered clouds

at 3,000 feet.

I was working day watch

out of Robbery-Homicide...

at the same desk

my late Uncle Joe occupied...

when he served with the department

Many aspects of the officer's routine

have changed since Uncle Joe's time.

Now there are new methods,

new philosophies, new equipment.

The standard service revolver

and simple lead sap...

have given way to Taser guns

and anodized metal batons.

But there's one thing

that never changes.

The face of crime. It just gets bigger

and badder and uglier every day.

My partner's name is Frank Smith.

The boss is Captain Gannon.

My name's Friday.

- Joe.

- Captain.

Frank's late.

Must've been held up in traffic.

- Frank won't be coming in today.

- 24-hour virus?

- Or tomorrow.

- Forty-eight?

Frank quit.

Bought a goat farm.

Moved to Ukiah. Left you this note.

He was too broken up to talk about it.

Said he knew you'd understand.

Every man has a dream to chase.

Frank's was that goat farm.

- I understand. But tell me something.

- Yeah?

Those 3.6 million citizens who expected

him to be on the job this morning...

will they understand?

Captain Gannon had assigned me

to investigate the Pagan robberies...

a pattern of serial crimes

which had occurred throughout the city.

They'd seemed merely irritating,

but were gaining notoriety...

through their growing frequency

and naked brazenness.

I was to contact my new partner

at the central receiving lot.

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Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, businessman and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–98). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. more…

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