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Sunday 20 April 2014

Hanks repulsed by rap

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was amazed when his kids found his iconic Dragnet rap on YouTube.

The actor and Dan Aykroyd starred alongside each other in 1987 movie Dragnet, in which they performed a hip-hop track called City of Crime.

Tom can still remember all the words but has insisted he won't be busting out the song again anytime soon.

"Oh no, I don't think that's necessary. Watching that [rap scene] is like watching a fascinating home movie – I feel repulsed and fascinated at the same time," he laughed to British newspaper The Guardian.

"The kids were little and I was talking about [the rap.] So the kids then went and pulled out the computer, plugged in the modem and they found it on YouTube. I said: 'Wow, if my kids can pull that up in two minutes, we are in a brave new world.'"

Tom reminisced about many of his films during the interview, including his much-loved picture Big. It follows a little boy who wishes he was grown up, only to wake up and find himself trapped in an adult body - that of Tom.

During one scene the actor gets intimate with a woman, which it's been pointed out could be viewed as inappropriate. The 57-year-old star waved off the comments, insisting if the release was out now rather than in 1988 things would have been very different.

"Yeah, it was a little weird," he mused.

"I think they could make it [now] but they'd make it raunchier. That's what comedies are like today. I'm kinda amazed when I go see a comedy and it's just filthy – and with filthy language! I think: 'Really? Can they do this?' But I gotta tell you, they're a guilty pleasure, those movies."

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