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The Miscellaneous Brigade on the Watch (1971)
"B.D. în alerta" (original title)

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In 1971 three inept petty Romanian criminals are released from prison but find themselves at the core of two money laundering and burglary cases.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toma Caragiu ...
Cpt. Panait
Dem Radulescu ...
Gogu Steriade
Sebastian Papaiani ...
NCO Capsuna
Puiu Calinescu ...
Iurie Darie ...
Major Dobrescu
Jean Constantin ...
Dumitru Furdui ...
Sgt. Major Cristoloveanu
Ion Besoiu ...
Vasilica Tastaman ...
Ioana Dragan ...
Lt. Paula Deleanu
Réka Nagy ...
Angela (as Reka Nagy)
Lucia Boga ...
Elena Caragiu ...
Ms. Simion
Carmen María Strujac ...
Agripina (as Maria Carmen Struja)
George Mihaita ...
Haralambie Harpalete


During the 1970s Romania three petty inept criminals are released from jail. Upon their release from jail the three friends, Gogu, Trandafir and Patraulea vow to become law-abiding citizens and to seek jobs. They also consider their top-priority to find wives and get married. At the same time a local team of cops led by Major Dobrescu and Captain Panait investigate a case of money counterfeiting. The three paroled cons accidentally get hold of and use some of the counterfeit bills without knowing that the money is fake. The investigating police team suspects that these three paroled ex-cons are somehow involved. To make matters worse the three young pretty girls that our three friends have recently met and have been dating are, in fact, three con women. The girls belong to a burglary gang and they pose as available single women in order to find rich naive men who could be potential burglary victims. Therefore, Gogu, Trandafir and Patraulea unwittingly are walking into two traps at the... Written by nufs68

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Action | Comedy





Release Date:

26 July 1971 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

Brigade Miscellaneous on Alert  »

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ROL 2,900,000 (estimated)

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(Kodak Eastmancolor)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was shot on location in Bucharest, Romania. See more »


Followed by B.D. la munte si la mare (1971) See more »

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Among the greatest Romanian comedy
5 July 2005 | by (Bucharest Romania) – See all my reviews

The B.D. series, (Brigada Diverse = Police Miscellaneous Brigade), was among last great comedy made in the last years of "opening" years of communism. It's a funny story about 3 funny delinquent which every time start by trying to be "just legally" but finishing in the same place: prison.

It's a comedy of happenings, a burlesque or a simply movie but where you can see few of the greatest comic actors of the modern Romanian cinematography.

Even the screenplay looks today obsolescent, anachronical B.D. series it's always a pleasure to see even for the past away great actors Toma Caragiu, Puiu Calinescu, Dem Radulescu and a lot more.

B.D. în alerta (1970) B.D. intra în actiune (1970) B.D. la munte si la mare (1971)

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