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Grijpstra & De Gier (1979)

When a hanged man is found, the question is whether it is suicide or murder. Possible suspects are available; the world of drugs and a suspecious sect...


Wim Verstappen

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rijk de Gooyer Rijk de Gooyer ... Henk Grijpstra
Rutger Hauer ... Rinus de Gier
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Constanze Verboom
Donald Jones Donald Jones ... Habberdoedas van Meteren
Marina de Graaf Marina de Graaf ... Helen
Frederik de Groot ... Simon Cardozo
Jan Retèl Jan Retèl ... Commissaris
Hans Croiset Hans Croiset ... De Kater
Marjan Berk Marjan Berk ... Mevrouw Grijpstra
Hilly Ruardy Hilly Ruardy ... Treesje
Jaap Stobbe Jaap Stobbe ... Beuzekom
Tom van Beek Tom van Beek ... Hoofdinspecteur
Olaf Wijnants Olaf Wijnants ... Ringetje
Joekie Broedelet Joekie Broedelet ... Miesje Verboom
Eyk Backer Eyk Backer


When a hanged man is found, the question is whether it is suicide or murder. Possible suspects are available; the world of drugs and a suspecious sect...

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Release Date:

20 September 1979 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Error See more »

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Rob Houwer Film, VNF See more »
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1.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Rijk De Gooyer and Rutger Hauer stand in front of a door, while De Gooyer is talking you see Rutger Hauer's lips move synchronous with De Gooyer's lines. See more »


References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »


Grijpstra & De Gier
Written by Rogier van Otterloo
Performed by Rogier van Otterloo
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Hauer hits his stride: Don thy trenchcoat gentle warrior
26 May 1999 | by PVOMSee all my reviews

Of all the obscure titles that popped up with RUTGER HAUER smeared all over it, usually released to cash in on his recent success, this is the diamond in the ruff you've been searching for. Here, he is one half of an Amsterdam cop/buddy team. The values of the culture alone make this film worthwhile. Watching Hauer's partner smoke a joint and cough, muttering "good hash" is priceless. When he's not wooing the ladies, he's exchanging banter with his partner and chasing other ladies. By no means a great film, the dubbing sees to that. But the Hauer vocal from "Dandelions is back in full effect. Made on the eve of Hauer's successful crossover to major stardom (with "NightHawks" and "Blade Runner"), this film is quite telling of things to come. Hauer's whole career is mapped out here and he is in fine form.

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