Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Dick Wolf, Jack Webb
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ed O'Neill ...  Lt. Joe Friday 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Ethan Embry ...  Det. Frank Smith 12 episodes, 2003
Christina Chang ...  ADA Sandy Chang 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Desmond Harrington ...  Det. Jimmy McCarron / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Eva Longoria ...  Det. Gloria Duran 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Evan Parke ...  Det. Raymond Cooper / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2004
Erick Avari ...  Sanjay Ramachandran 9 episodes, 2003
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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The badge is back.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Dragnet See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ethan Embry had to temporarily bow out of filming for a few episodes, due to a sports injury. His character (Frank Smith) was said to be away caring for his ailing father. See more »

Quotes

Det. Frank Smith: This city owes me a new pair of Italian ankle boots.
Det. Joe Friday: Yeah, Italian by way of Taiwan.
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Crazy Credits

Jack Webb, creator of the series, does not receive screen credit. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragnet (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Danger Ahead
(Theme From Dragnet)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Excellent.
3 February 2003 | by fguntherSee all my reviews

This show takes a cast of top-notch pros (like Lindsay Crouse and Erick Avari, just to name two) and uses their talents to the hilt.

The storytelling is taut and well-paced, the secondary characters very well-written (check out Cleo the hooker in "Silver Strangler").

In a word, I like this show.


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