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Tom Mankiewicz in Dragnet


1987 PG-13

Los Angeles detective Joe Friday (Dan Aykroyd) -- a straight-laced cop who can recite the penal code in his sleep -- and his new hipster partner, Pep Streebek (Tom Hanks), put their heads together to solve a series of nefarious, religious-cult crimes. While on the trail of a charlatan televangelist (Christopher Plummer), the mismatched duo tussles with a 30-foot anaconda and saves a would-be sacrificial virgin in this parody of the 1950s TV show.