Sloppy cops don't bite
|German title||Sloppy cops don't bite|
|Country of production||United States|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
Robert K. Weiss
|camera||Matthew F. Leonetti|
William D. Gordean
Measly bulls do not bite (Original title: Dragnet ) is an American comedy film from 1987. The director was Tom Mankiewicz , the screenwriter wrote Dan Aykroyd , Alan Zweibel and Tom Mankiewicz. The main roles were played by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks .
Police officers Pep Streebeck and Joe Friday, who work in Los Angeles , are said to work together as partners. While Joe Friday always insists on compliance with all regulations, Streebeck is considered chaotic and unadjusted.
Friday and Streebeck track down the Satanist sect, People Against Goodness And Normalcy (PAGAN) , led by the Reverend Jonathan Whirley. You infiltrate a sect meeting and save a virgin, Connie Swail, from a giant snake. Joe Friday and the virgin Connie Swail immediately enjoy each other. The police officers' superior, Captain Gannon, refuses to believe Friday and Streebeck. The next morning they drive together to the place where the rituals took place, but no traces can be found.
Reverend Whirley is a well-known clergyman with police headquarters who wants to pursue a career in politics. When Friday, along with the virgin Connie Swail and Streebeck, want to celebrate Friday's grandmother's birthday in a restaurant, Friday identifies Reverend Jonathan Whirley as the leader of the sect. When Friday wants to arrest Reverend Whirley, the police chief Jane Kirkpatrick, who is friends with Jonathan Whirley , suspends him from duty.
The police officers Pep Streebeck and Joe Friday still prevent an attack that Reverend Whirley wants to carry out. He escapes with the police chief and Friday's friend Connie Swail as a hostage. A wild chase now ensues, in which Friday, who otherwise strictly adheres to the rules, now more on the rescue mission for his girlfriend, disregards all the rules.
Reverend Whirley wants to leave the USA with a plane and the hostage Connie Swail. Police chief Jane Kirkpatrick leaves Reverend Whirley at the airport because she is no longer useful to him. He thought he was already safe in the air when suddenly a fighter jet with the markings of the Los Angeles Police Department with blue lights and Friday appeared in the second pilot's seat next to his aircraft. He is forced to land by the jet fighter after which Reverend Whirley is arrested. Friday and Connie Swail, who is no longer virgin after a night together, can look forward to a future together.
|Dan Aykroyd||Sgt. Joe Friday||Thomas Danneberg|
|Tom Hanks||Pep Streebeck||Joachim Tennstedt|
|Christopher Plummer||Rev. Jonathan Whirley||Lothar Blumhagen|
|Harry Morgan||Captain Gannon||Friedrich Schoenfelder|
|Alexandra Paul||Connie Swail||Simone Brahmann|
|Jack O'Halloran||Emil Muzz||Helmut Krauss|
|Elizabeth Ashley||Jane Kirkpatrick||Barbara Ratthey|
|Dabney Coleman||Jerry Caesar||Hermann Ebeling|
Lexicon of the international film : "In places quite amusing crime parody, which, however, suffers from being over the top and neglects the parodic in favor of the junk."
prisma-online: “Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd guarantee non-stop laughing parades in this comedy. In Tom Mankiewicz's feature film debut, you are engaging in exciting car hunts and mercilessly targeting everything - from semi-silky press reports to the mendacity of the "better" people of Los Angeles. However, this bitter parody about Los Angeles is much harder and more ruthless in the original version. The synchronization is sometimes rather embarrassing - as you can see from the German title. "