Young Hanks and Aykroyd Rap and Dance in Dragnet Video

by Anne Thompson
January 5, 2011 5:20 AM
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Universal invested serious coin in this 1987 Dragnet MTV music video for the hit hip-hop single City of Crime (which played over the closing credits), starring the rap-and-dance team of Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd (below).

It's damned good: Hanks and Aykroyd performed along with bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes and guitarist Pat Thrall. It's also clear that the basic music video elements--relatively fresh at the time--are still tried-and-true: singing and dancing, tits and ass.

[Hat Tip: @EmpireMagazine]

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  • Pistol | January 5, 2011 11:05 AMReply

    Where's the color?

  • Anthony | January 5, 2011 5:52 AMReply

    So awesome that you posted this. I actually owned the album and "City of Crime" was a top Billboard hit that summer if I remember (making it into the top 40??). Priceless. Tom Hanks should rap again for the Julia Roberts film he's doing.

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