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Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei 

Two police inspectors and their team from a Bonn-Koeln precinct fight all sorts of criminals they encounter daily on major highways in Germany.
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Series cast summary:
Erdogan Atalay Erdogan Atalay ...  Semir Gerkhan / ... 367 episodes, 1996-2020
Gottfried Vollmer Gottfried Vollmer ...  Dieter Bonrath 244 episodes, 1997-2015
Niels Kurvin Niels Kurvin ...  Hartmut Freund 213 episodes, 2003-2019
Dietmar Huhn Dietmar Huhn ...  Horst Herzberger / ... 205 episodes, 1997-2011
Carina Wiese ...  Andrea Schäfer / ... 200 episodes, 1997-2019
Daniela Wutte ...  Susanne König / ... 193 episodes, 2006-2019
Katja Woywood ...  Kim Krüger 169 episodes, 2009-2019
Charlotte Schwab Charlotte Schwab ...  Anna Engelhardt / ... 169 episodes, 1997-2016


Two police inspectors and their team from a Bonn-Koeln precinct fight all sorts of criminals they encounter daily on major highways in Germany.

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Action | Crime | Drama


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In the episode Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei: Der neue Partner (1996), the original main character Frank Stolte (Johannes Brandrup) says that he doesn't need a partner, referring to Semir Gerkhan (Erdogan Atalay). Ironically, Brandrup would leave the show after the first season, while Atalay took over as the main character. See more »


In several episodes where Semir Gerkhan is driving a 1998 BMW 3 Series, the car is suddenly replaced by a 1992 or 2003 model during car chases and stunts. See more »


Referenced in Alarm für Cobra 11 - Teil 2 (2003) See more »

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Why you should never let your stunt team provide a storyline...
29 March 2005 | by nvdwSee all my reviews

One of the first episodes of Cobra 11 I can reminisce, featured a police car hitting an anchor hanging down a bridge over the Autobahn. It's still one of the best stunts I've ever seen.

"Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei" is a typical German 'krimi' (whodunnit), with a bit more action involved. Truckloads of cars are scrapped in various action scenes. It's not useful to the story at all, and regularly I get the idea that some stunts are just done for the mere fun of it. Apparently, a simple accident involving only two cars is not enough for Cobra 11's stunt crew, so why not crashing the rest of the entire Autobahn into them? And when all these nutters come to a halt just in time, why not fail the brakes of an oncoming truck so the highway will turn into a scrapyard anyway? To hell with realistic action sequences - who cares that cars don't explode in real life?

Cobra 11 has started another season when I write this, and it seems that the stunt team has taken over the scriptwriting. The two hero-like highway coppers seem to have only one goal in their lives: catching the bad guys at all costs. Shooting at thugs in crowded areas, pushing innocent cars off the road when in a high speed chase, nicking other people's cars to go after thugs, scrapping that very car stupidly so the thugs can flee unscathed, crashing the unmarked patrol car into market stalls, dustbins, billboards or other cars - it's all in the game, apparently. The plot holes are as big as Jupiter, the continuity goofs are innumerable, and so are the clichés: all the gang lords drive American cars or Jaguars, the Yakuza - when featured - drive old Z31 Fairladies, cars with caravans are always fitted with Dutch license plates and all tanker trucks featured are doomed to explode.

(And yet it's still fun to watch, just because of the action.)

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12 March 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerta Cobra See more »

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(150 Episodes) | (10 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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