1 user 2 critic

Patrik Pacard 

Series about a boy who meets scientists involved in the discovery of a chemical which makes it possible to grow everything everywhere. He becomes entangled in the operations of secret ... See full summary »






Learn more

More Like This 

Jack Holborn (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Bach, Matthias Habich, Andreas Mannkopff
Silas (1981)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Silas, a 13 year old boy runs away from the circus to have adventures.

Stars: Patrick Bach, Lucki Molocher, Ingeborg Lapsien
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Timm Thaler (TV Series 1979)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The series is based on the novel by German author James Krüss. It tells the story of Timm, the boy who traded in his infectious laugh for the ability to win any bet. The man who did the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas Ohrner, Richard Lauffen, Horst Frank
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton
The Black Forest Clinic (1985–1989)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Brinkmann family of doctors run the Black Forest Clinic in West Germany.

Stars: Klausjürgen Wussow, Gaby Dohm, Sascha Hehn


Series cast summary:
Hendrik Martz Hendrik Martz ...  Patrik Pacard 6 episodes, 1984
Peter Bongartz Peter Bongartz ...  Peter Pacard 6 episodes, 1984
Gila von Weitershausen ...  Katrin Pacard 6 episodes, 1984
Jean-Claude Bouillon Jean-Claude Bouillon ...  Dimitri 6 episodes, 1984
Agnes Dünneisen Agnes Dünneisen ...  Giovanna Castelli 6 episodes, 1984
Karl Heinz Vosgerau ...  Harvey 6 episodes, 1984
Wolfgang Kieling ...  Professor Olaf Gunström 6 episodes, 1984
Jan Biczycki Jan Biczycki ...  Charkow 5 episodes, 1984
Knut Hinz Knut Hinz ...  Oberst Okland 5 episodes, 1984
Ivo Vrzal-Wiegand Ivo Vrzal-Wiegand ...  Borodin 4 episodes, 1984
Sabi Dorr Sabi Dorr ...  Ibrahim 4 episodes, 1984
Andreas Mannkopff Andreas Mannkopff ...  Harry Ried / ... 4 episodes, 1984
Reinhard Glemnitz ...  Dr. Hübner 4 episodes, 1984
Andreas Seyferth Andreas Seyferth ...  Müller II 4 episodes, 1984
Edmond Tamiz Edmond Tamiz ...  Dr. Achmed 3 episodes, 1984
Jeanette Mühlmann Jeanette Mühlmann ...  Dr. Liebold 3 episodes, 1984
Pierre Clémenti ...  Prinz Ali 3 episodes, 1984
Charles M. Huber ...  Ibrahims Handlanger 2 episodes, 1984
Oscar Poveda Oscar Poveda ...  Shafti 2 episodes, 1984
Karlheinz Lemken Karlheinz Lemken ...  Arzt auf Bohrinsel / ... 2 episodes, 1984


Series about a boy who meets scientists involved in the discovery of a chemical which makes it possible to grow everything everywhere. He becomes entangled in the operations of secret services who try to steal the formula. Written by Michael Stroucken <mstrouck@nyx.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Adventure | Family




West Germany


German | English

Release Date:

25 December 1984 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Les aventures du jeune Patrick Pacard See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


(6 parts)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Series about a boy who meets scientists involved in the discovery of a chemical which makes it possible to grow everything everywhere. See more »


Patrik Pacard Theme
Written by Christian Bruhn
Performed by Erica Maria Bruhn (as Lady Lily)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

There is a secret it seems, follows you no matter where you are......
14 June 2007 | by lualSee all my reviews

This series has haunted me all through my childhood. I was 6 years old when it first aired and I was fascinated. Being one of the traditional ZDF Christmas series that were broadcast every year from 1978 to 1996 it was shown from Christmas Day up until New Years Eve. Since my parents thought there are better ways to spend the holidays than watching TV I could not watch much of it, but certain scenes always stuck in my mind. When it was rerun I tried to catch every time. In terms of audience ratings Patrick Pacard was the most successful of all the Christmal series and was shown a lot more often than many others, such as "Oliver Maass" or "Mino".

Of cause, today, the plot seems very cheesy: A professor who lives in a quiet fjord in Norway discovers a formula to make pineapples grow on glaciers and grain in the desert thus being able to stop hunger in the world. Of course secret services from all kinds of nations are alert and try to outwit each other. But there is a dubious character, Dimitri, who plays by his own rules and plans to outwit them all. He wants to get this formula to sell it to the highest bidder, in this case the tyrannic desert Prince Mullay Sharif Ali. Coincidentally a family is on vacation in Norway right where the professor is conducting his experiments.

Dimitri poisons the professor and thus makes him lose his mind, but he knows he will never get out of the fjord with the formula without being caught by the Russians or Americans. So he drugs Patrick Pacard, the young son of the family and lasers the formula onto the sole of his foot. While doing so, an accident occurs and Patrick, while still drugged looks up into the laser ray. From now on Patrick is the courier of the formula,even though he has no clue. Dimitri tries to kidnap him several times, the other agents all know that Patrick is somehow involve and have there own interests in keeping the boy safe. The family becomes a ping-pong ball between these powers where one tries to frame the others. But unfortunately for all parties, the family and especially Patrick have there own strong heads and try to get out of the situation whenever they can. But unbeknownst for anyone but Dimitri and the audience, time is running out for Patrick, for if he doesn't have surgery soon, he will lose his sight forever due to the accident.

As I said, the plot is quite cheesy and requires a lot of suspension of disbelief. But if one is willing to accept this, one can have a great time with this 6-parter, there is a lot of fun and TV-action and suspense at display.

When I was young there were certain scenes which have haunted me to this very day. Dimitri was the first multi-dimensional villain I had ever seen on TV. I was constantly amazed because he never seemed really bad but most certainly was never really a good guy either. In terms of the formula he only cared about himself but above that, he also felt a responsibility for the boy and wanted to have him saved. His scenes, and especially the solution to his story in the end, touched me a lot and the image of that syringe in the very end never left me. Also Patrick breaking down in the desert with his eyes hurting and the audience knowing that there is not much time left created a lot of suspense.

In addition to the suspension of disbelief mentioned above, the series, from todays point of view, has another drawback. It is so typically 80s that it is unintentionally funny. The catchy theme-song pops up every other minute and is typical 80s synthesizer stuff. Also, the lyrics, sung in English are so simple and so embarrassingly flat that one barely even dares showing it to an English speaker. Oh, just for the heck of it... here are the lyrics, can't get them out of my head anyways:

"There is a secret it seems, Follows you no matter where you are, Worth more than many a dream, Patrik Pacard. Good men and bad by your side, Somewhere out there in the dark, Gone with the morning light, Patrik Pacard. Farewell, you're a stranger here. Your're still in danger here, All on your own... Heroes must win in the end You are the best one by far, Patrik Pacard"

Didn't believe me? See, it actually IS that bad... but still, once you hear the song, no matter if you like it or not, you will be humming it constantly...

The series also tried to be incredibly hip and modern, using computer stuff that from todays perspective is on an amusing prehistoric level. And don't get me started on the fashion everybody is wearing!

But, to be honest, I love all that stuff. It is sort of a guilty pleasure catapulting me back into my childhood. I am often afraid of showing it to others thinking it will be embarrassing. But in fact, most people still know it from their childhood, anyway. And they all love it. The series plays on themes of the iron curtain, but still it has an innocence about it that is rarely found nowadays.

I highly recommend this series if you should ever come across it. I bet you will have a great time watching it.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed