Just the facts: Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd star as unlikely partners in this hysterically funny action-comedy that pays homage to the famed original police drama of the '50s and '60s.
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In this 80's classic, a pair of Detectives is assigned the case of stopping the P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness and Normalcy) organization which is involved in some mysterious Satanic-styled rituals that are taking place on the outskirts of Los Angeles. They immediately clash as one officer (Dan Aykroyd) is a by-the-book officer all the way and the other, Tom Hanks is a goof-off slacker. Christopher Plummer is the slimy Reverend and Alexandra Paul is the virginal young beauty Connie Swail who is to about to be sacrificed by the cultists. With plenty of funny gags, this one is entertaining and worth a rental if you can just switch off your brains for about 106 mins.
- xxdebxx, Monday, March 29, 2010
Dan Aykroyd is perfectly cast as a uptight Detective, while Tom Hanks is mis-cast as his hip partner. Together they are out to prove that a famous reverend (Christoper Plummer) is the head of a cult and to bring him to justice. Hanks surprisingly only had two films that I know of in the 80's that were hits with critics and audiences and those films were of course Splash and Big. I think he did his best work in the 80's with those two films. Here he gets bad one liners and doesn't deliver them very good. Watching this film, it's hard to believe that he went on to be an Oscar winner. It's sad when Dan Aykroyd is more entertaining and is in better form than Tom Hanks but that's the case in Dragnet anyway. While the directors would have made a better Naked Gun movie, since the film feels like a Naked Gun film, except without Leslie Nielson and the laughs.
- jim222001us, Tuesday, February 16, 2010