Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd

The 1987 film reboot of the Dragnet television series was more of a comedic adaptation than a straight remake. That may be the reason actors Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd shot this elaborate "City of Crime" video to accompany the song they had recorded to play over the film's closing credits. It's nearly impossible to call what they're doing "rapping" — especially since Hanks simply screams his lyrics — but audiences seemed to enjoy the shenanigans anyway. The movie was a hit at the box office, and the music video played constantly on MTV that summer.