Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Horst Tappert ...  Stephan Derrick 281 episodes, 1974-1998
Fritz Wepper ...  Harry Klein 281 episodes, 1974-1998
Willy Schäfer ...  Willi Berger / ... 197 episodes, 1975-1998
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Storyline

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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

20 October 1974 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspecteur Derrick See more »

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Runtime:

| (281 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1974-1995)| Stereo (1995-1998)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Featured in Derrick: Der Augenblick der Wahrheit (1990) See more »

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Simply unique police series
5 January 2002 | by HarmenBSee all my reviews

This fantastic German 'Krimi' is unique because of its sterile depiction of murder investigation. Derrick's only weapon is his reasoning. He needs no gun to arrest suspects, he fires his arguments one by one at them, so that the murderer (often a neat & rich person) simply has to surrender. The settings are always great: cool, white villas, sleazy nightclubs and, as another commenter said, an absolutely spartan office. As far as I know there are no references to the families and friends of the protagonist and his introvert sidekick Harry, and you need a magnifying glass to find frivolities like humor. The sterility and formality of the series may be repulsive to some viewers, but I think it's a haven for people that are fed up with them Hollywood-influenced police series on steroids.

There are rumors that Derrick is back on Dutch television, so: "Harry, hol' den Wagen!"


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