Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.
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Series cast summary:
Horst Tappert ...
 Stephan Derrick (281 episodes, 1974-1998)
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 Harry Klein (281 episodes, 1974-1998)
Willy Schäfer ...
 Willi Berger / ... (198 episodes, 1975-1998)
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Stephan Derrick is a chief inspector with the Munich police. Along with his assistant Harry Klein, he has to solve murder cases. This show is based more on psychological methods to find out who the murderer was than on action scenes or car chases. Derrick prefers to talk to people and learn more about their personalities. The phone is therefore a very important instrument to him. Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

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20 October 1974 (Austria)  »

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Inspecteur Derrick  »

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(1974-1995)| (1995-1998)

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The phrase "Harry, hol schon mal den Wagen" (Harry, bring the car around) was attributed to Derrick and became part of pop culture at least in Germany and China, although it was never spoken in any of the show's 281 episodes. See more »

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Engaging and long running detective series from Germany
25 January 2004 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Chief Inspector Derrick solves crimes in Germany in an hour each. I remember enjoying this series greatly growing up in India, most because the series always brought closure each episode, and never dragged out like most other Indian detective series. Often focusing on social, psychological, or 'why did he do it' kind of themes rather than your typical whodunnit, I have fond memories of Derrick. Horst Tappert has a commanding presence as Derrick, and together with Harry and Berger (I've always thought three was too small a team) gets the criminal in all the episodes I saw. 'Harry, Get the car.' is a line that comes immediately to mind when I think about the series.

Derrick remains my favorite long running detective series, one of the several out of Germany we had a chance to see on Indian Television.


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