Wednesday, 18 March 2015

80 From the 80s has moved

If you've been enjoying the 80 From the 80s column on Box Office Voodoo, it's now moved to its own custom domain 80 From the 80s 

All future columns will appear there going forward. There's also an archive on the site for the older columns you may have missed. 

The first new essay, covering the entire production history of 48 Hrs, is already online.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

80 From the 80s - Dragnet


‘Just the facts’

Studio: Universal :::::::::: Release Date: 26th June 1987
Director: Tom Mankiewicz :::::::::: Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks
Budget: $20M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $42.5M
U.S Box Office: $57.3M :::::::::: 2015 Equivalent: $121.7M

Summer. 1987. Joe Friday is an old school, by-the-book cop and something is rotten in the City of Angels. Working with new laid back partner, Pep Streebeck, he has to investigate a series of bizarre crimes orchestrated by P.A.G.A.N - People Against Goodness And Normalcy.  It doesn't take Joe long to realise that if wants to deal out justice, he's going to have to take a leaf out Streebeck's book, even if it means putting his precious job on the line.