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Movie Details

Title:   Dragnet
Director:   Tom Mankiewicz
Year:   1987
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.10.13

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.10.13DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2013
So... Lars programmed a night of the original Dragnet television series. I think that's tonight actually and I doubt I'll make it out for that, but the old show was on my mind so when I saw this pop up on HBO I taped it. I feel like I watched most if not all the episodes when Nick at Night replayed them in my youth.

This movie is pure 80s wackiness. Tom Hanks in full on funny sidekick mode, Dan Ackroyd trying his best Jack Webb, People Against Goodness And Normalcy, the absurdly strong henchman with bad teeth, high waisted bikinis, Dabney Coleman, explosions and machine gun fights, police commissioners, and the actors rapping over the end credits. I loved it at a kid, lapped it up. The City of Crime rap and the sample-heavy Art of Noise track were on heavy rotation in my Walkman at the time.

Now it's more of an artifact. Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

I fell asleep pretty hard during this last night so I finished it up Monday, which makes this the longest and fullest DVRfest since 2006. Pretty happy about that. I will have to put some time and planning toward next year since ten years is a pretty big deal. Even though a good half of those haven't been movie-heavy years, I'm still keeping up with this and logging every movie I see. I can honestly say that it's lasted longer than I ever thought it would and now I feel like I can do another 8 no problem to beat Bogdanovich's 17. Did he even say 17 years? I can't even remember anymore. All I know is that if I ever get famous, this is the shit that they will publish. Sorry I can't draw as well as Guillermo del Toro, futurefans!

So a few stats to wind this fest up. in the past week I've seen 14 movies for a 2/day average, past month is 16 for a 0.53/day average, past year is 118 for a 0.32/day avg, and finally the site lifetime is at 2480 which works out to 0.75/day. Thanks for reading!
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