Dragnet (1987)

Director
Tom Mankiewicz

Main cast
Dan Aykroyd; Tom Hanks; Christopher Plummer; Harry Morgan; Alexandra Paul

Genres
Action, Comedy, Crime

Description
The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.


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