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A rich Frisian farmer is murdered in Amsterdam. Police duo Grijpstra and De Gier are assigned to the case.


Wim Verstappen


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rijk de Gooyer ... Adjudant Grijpstra
Peter Faber Peter Faber ... Brigadier de Gier
Jon Bluming Jon Bluming ... Dronken Chauffeur
Jake Kruyer Jake Kruyer ... Junk in Beethovenstraat
Lesley Lengkeek Lesley Lengkeek ... Blondje in auto
Lilian van Everdingen Lilian van Everdingen ... Meisje in neglige
Marc Klein Essink Marc Klein Essink ... Hoofdagent Cardozo
Frits Jansma Frits Jansma ... Agent Waterpolitie (as Frits Jansen)
Johan Kasper Johan Kasper ... Agent Waterpolitie
Ruud Drupsteen Ruud Drupsteen ... Brigadier Meldkamer
Marjan Berk Marjan Berk ... Vrouw van Grijpstra
Patricia van der Horst Patricia van der Horst ... Lijk in morgue
Henk van Ulsen Henk van Ulsen ... Patholoog-Anatoom
Bob van Tol Bob van Tol ... Tandarts
Marijke Copper Marijke Copper ... Tandarts-assistente


A rich Frisian farmer is murdered in Amsterdam. Police duo Grijpstra and De Gier are assigned to the case.

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Comedy | Crime







Release Date:

5 February 1987 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Il segreto del topo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo
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Did You Know?


In the final scene that leads to the end credits, Grijpstra & De Gier are making music (playing the drums and flute respectively) in their office. A police officer played by Saskia Van Rijswijk is seen listening at the door, but she retreats when the commissioner played by Bernard Droog catches her in the act and begins to listen at the door himself. Originally, the scene was a bit longer: Saskia walked in on another police officer, this one played by Daphne Bolt who was listening at the door before she herself began doing the same thing. Apparently the editor decided that three people caught in the same act was one too many. See more »

Alternate Versions

Co-produced by AVRO Television, this feature film was expanded and shown as a three part TV-series in 1989. Retitled 'Grijpstra & De Gier - Het Lijk Uit Friesland' the episode titles, air dates and running time were as follows: 1. Brandend Water (25 May 1989) - 47 minutes; 2. De Slag Op De Afsluitdijk (1 June 1989) - 44 minutes; 3. De Overval Op De Veemarkt (8 June 1989) - 52 minutes. See more »


Spin-off Grijpstra & de Gier (2004) See more »

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