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Tatort 

A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.
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Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ...  Max Ballauf / ... 87 episodes, 1990-2019
Miroslav Nemec Miroslav Nemec ...  Ivo Batic / ... 82 episodes, 1988-2018
Udo Wachtveitl Udo Wachtveitl ...  Franz Leitmayr / ... 80 episodes, 1991-2018
Dietmar Bär ...  Freddy Schenk / ... 80 episodes, 1984-2019
Ulrike Folkerts Ulrike Folkerts ...  Lena Odenthal / ... 70 episodes, 1989-2019
Joe Bausch Joe Bausch ...  Dr. Joseph Roth / ... 68 episodes, 1998-2019
Andreas Hoppe ...  Mario Kopper / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2017
Peter Espeloer Peter Espeloer ...  Peter Becker / ... 53 episodes, 1981-2018
Annalena Schmidt Annalena Schmidt ...  Frau Keller / ... 53 episodes, 1998-2018
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ...  Hauptkommissar Kain / ... 46 episodes, 1992-2008
Tessa Mittelstaedt Tessa Mittelstaedt ...  Franziska Lüttgenjohann / ... 46 episodes, 1999-2018
Peter Sodann Peter Sodann ...  Hauptkommissar Bruno Ehrlicher / ... 45 episodes, 1992-2007
Harald Krassnitzer Harald Krassnitzer ...  Moritz Eisner / ... 45 episodes, 1999-2019
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ...  Carlo Menzinger / ... 45 episodes, 1991-2013
Manfred Krug ...  Hauptkommissar Paul Stoever 41 episodes, 1984-2001
Charles Brauer ...  Hauptkommissar Peter Brockmöller / ... 40 episodes, 1981-2001
Karl-Heinz von Hassel Karl-Heinz von Hassel ...  Kommissar Brinkmann / ... 40 episodes, 1971-2001
Sabine Postel Sabine Postel ...  Hauptkommissarin Inga Lürsen / ... 39 episodes, 1989-2018
Dominic Raacke ...  Till Ritter / ... 39 episodes, 1985-2014
Axel Milberg ...  Klaus Borowski / ... 37 episodes, 1994-2019
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ...  Frank Thiel / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
Jan Josef Liefers ...  Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ...  Silke Haller / ... 35 episodes, 2002-2019
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A long running German cop show, where detectives work to solve a crime.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

West Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 November 1970 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Afaceri de familie See more »

Filming Locations:

Weimar, Thuringia, Germany

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The introduction of the character Horst Schimanski (Götz George) marked a strong change regarding the depiction of cops in German television. He became notorious for his rebellious attitude, his frequent drinking, foul language and occasional brawls. As those traits were unprecedented in the 1980's, it gained the character a cult-status. Schimanski is also credited for making the word "shit" more socially acceptable, and in 1991, the German newspaper Bild even counted the number of times he used it. In many polls, Schimanski topped the list of the most popular Tatort characters. See more »

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Interesting crime show
13 February 2018 | by pensmanSee all my reviews

Currently there are three seasons running on MHz identified as Tatort: Cologne (crime scene, Cologne) going from 1998 to 2007 that feature Inspectors Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk (actors Klaus Behrendt and Dietmar Bar). The two actors work well together and it's interesting to see them adapt to new technology and changes in police procedure. Those changes aren't part of the stories but just note how quickly things change.

At times Max and Freddie's personal issues can surface in an episode to add to building of their characters, and at times as crucial story points. Max has even been known to sleep with a suspect. Several episodes deal with social problems and the stories can be very gritty and the conclusions quite depressing.

At times both my wife and I yell at the screen when obviously bad conclusions are reached by the inspectors but you do have to fill about 90 minutes per episode. At times the episodes seem more about commenting on social issues rather than being solid mystery stories. In spite of some of these commentaries, the two forge ahead but they seem to get to finding the perp more by dumb luck than solid detective work. But they do doggedly pursue their quarry and usually catch the suspect.

Like any series, there are good episodes and disappointing ones but Max and Freddy are worth a look.


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