Young Hanks and Aykroyd Rap and Dance in Dragnet Video

Young Hanks and Aykroyd Rap and Dance in Dragnet Video

Thompson on Hollywood

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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Comments

Pistol

Where’s the color?

Anthony

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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