Dragnet

(ended 1990)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 26

    Family Affair

    Aired 9/9/90

  • S 2 : Ep 25

    Safe Job

    Aired 9/8/90

  • S 2 : Ep 24

    Push

    Aired 9/1/90

  • S 2 : Ep 23

    Death of a Prom Queen

    Aired 8/26/90

  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Torch

    Aired 8/25/90

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bernard White

    Det. Carl Molina

  • Jeff Osterhage

    Sgt. Vic Daniels

  • Don Stroud

    Capt. Lussen

  • Thalmus Rasulala

    Capt. Boltz

  • Stoney Jackson

    Jesse James Jones

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  • Dragnet (1989) was a syndicated revival of the classic Dragnet (1951) and Dragnet (1967) series, which were based on the 1949 radio drama, all of which starred Jack Webb as LAPD detective Joe Friday. Webb died in 1982, however, and this revival decided not to re-cast his famous character. Instead, the 1989-1990 series, also known as Dragnet: The '90s or The New Dragnet, starred two younger detectives, but kept to the original formula of voice-over narration and sticking to "just the facts". Though 52 half-hour episodes were made, this series has generally faded from public memory, likely due to the lack of Joe Friday's distinctive character and also to the success of shows like Cops and police dramas such as Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue. This series had no relation to the 1987 comedic film Dragnet which starred Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. The series was filmed at Universal City Studios in Universal City, California with the support of the Los Angeles Police Department's Chief Daryl Gates and Commander Bill Booth. NOTE: IMDB shows a release date for the series as October 4, 1989, and lists, for example, the episode "The Payback" as airing on October 11, 1989. However, copyright registration records list the earliest publication date as October 24, 1989. This guide uses publication dates from the United States Copyright Office.moreless

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    • Mr. Leland: Are you sure it was murder? He didn't just die of his own personality? Vic: (laughs) He wasn't a friend of yours then? Mr. Leland: Or anyone else I know of. Flynn was as mean and miserable as any human being you could find. Vic: Well that doesn't give anybody the right to kill him. Mr. Leland: Don't look at me. If I'd have killed him, I wouldn't be talking about him like this. Carl: Then does this mean that we can't count on you here for any of your help? Mr. Leland: Oh, I love cops. I'll tell you everything I know. Of course, I don't know anything. If I did, you wouldn't! Vic: OK, Mr. Leland, why don't you tell us everything you don't know.

    • (discussing the murder victim) Vic: He definitely bought it someplace else. Carl: He'd have had to. Do you have any idea what it costs to park in one of these places one day?

    • Vic Daniels: (during interrogation) Mr. Minh, as a naturalized American citizen, you probably know more about the way things are supposed to run in this country than most people who were born here. You have a lot of rights and you seem to understand them pretty well, but I wonder how well you understand your responsibilities.

    • (looking at the suspect's record) Carl: I don't believe this. They've got arrest warrants out on him in Chicago, Omaha, Salt lake City, Las Vegas. Vic: And all for bigamy. Carl: Get a load of this guy, he's been marrying his way west.

    • Vic: Women go for different guys for different reasons. Carl: You got that right. Now me, they take one look and they say 'An Aztec prince, the blood of the Aztec Chieftains.' Vic: That what they say? Carl: Yeah. Whereas with you they say 'Well, at least he has a steady job.'

    • (stopping to interview a person of interest) Vic: This is a waste of time. Carl: What the hell, it's on the way. Vic: To where? Carl: I don't know - somewhere.

    • (at the funeral home) Vic: Mr. Walters, I'm Sgt. Daniels, this is Det. Molina, we're not customers. Mr. Walters: Everyone's a potential customer in this business. Carl: Hey, ours too.

    • Vic: Hey, Kim, how you doing? Kim: Daniels. Molina. How did you find me on my lunch hour? Oh yeah, you're detectives. Vic: Yeah, it comes in handy every once in a while. Kim: Found that stuff you wanted on the Lewis case. I'll go get it for you, even if it is my lunch hour.

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    Notes (8)

    • Goof: Vic says: "In a few weeks, spectators would be cramming into high school stadiums to watch Saturday heroes." High school football is played on Friday night, not Saturday, which is the day for college football. High school stadiums are for Friday heroes.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is High School Athlete.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is Hit and Run.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is The Informant.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is Guns.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is Skinheads.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is Armored Truck 211's.

    • The alternate title for this episode as per the United States Copyright Office is Phoney Art.

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    • This episode begins on the early afternoon of Wednesday, September 6th. The detectives are working out of the Sex Crimes Unit, West Los Angeles District, which comprises Bel Air, Westwood, Brentwood and the Pacific Pallisades.

    • In this episode, we learn that Carl Molina's wife's name is Teresa and that they have five children.

    • In this episode, the detectives are working the day watch out of Homicide, North Hollywood Division.

    • This episode begins on Monday, September 11th, three days into a Stage 2 smog alert. The detectives are working with the West L.A. Detectives Homicide Unit.

    • This episode begins on Wednesday, August 9th while Los Angeles is in the middle of a Stage 2 smog alert. The detectives are working out of the Burglary Division.

    • This episode begins on Friday, November 3rd and the detectives are working the day watch out of Robbery/Homicide.

    • Two computer programs that assist law enforcement are mentioned in they episode. They are: Police Arrest and Crime Management Information System (PACMIS) and Prosecutors' Management Information System (PROMIS).

    • This episode begins in the late afternoon of Friday, August 4th and the detectives are working the day watch out of Robbery/Homicide.

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