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Comrade Detective 

TV-MA | | Action, Comedy | TV Series (2017– )
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Parody comedy designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Channing Tatum ...  Gregor Anghel 6 episodes, 2017
Florin Piersic Jr. ...  Gregor Anghel 6 episodes, 2017
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ...  Iosif Baciu 6 episodes, 2017
Corneliu Ulici Corneliu Ulici ...  Iosif Baciu 6 episodes, 2017
Jenny Slate ...  Jane 6 episodes, 2017
Olivia Nita ...  Jane 6 episodes, 2017
Jason Mantzoukas ...  Dragos 6 episodes, 2017
Florin Galan Florin Galan ...  Dragos 6 episodes, 2017
John DiMaggio ...  Tipsy / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Chloë Sevigny ...  Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
Diana Vladu Diana Vladu ...  Sonya Baciu 5 episodes, 2017
Nick Offerman ...  Captain Covaci 5 episodes, 2017
Adrian Paduraru Adrian Paduraru ...  Captain Covaci 5 episodes, 2017
Jake Johnson ...  Stan 5 episodes, 2017
Ion Grosu Ion Grosu ...  Stan 5 episodes, 2017
Tipsie Angelo Tipsie Angelo ...  Tipsy 5 episodes, 2017
Aly Ward Azevedo ...  Flavia Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Rianna Mitrol Rianna Mitrol ...  Flavia Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Colleen O'Shaughnessey ...  Andrei Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Odin Nielsen Odin Nielsen ...  Andrei Baciu 4 episodes, 2017
Carla Delaney ...  American Embassy Assistant / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Peter Giles ...  Victor Dinca / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Edward McGinty Edward McGinty ...  Constantin Dita 3 episodes, 2017
John Early ...  Additional Voices / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Constantin Florescu ...  Constantin Dita 3 episodes, 2017
Mark Proksch ...  Stefan / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Catalin Fartaes Catalin Fartaes ...  Victor Dinca 3 episodes, 2017
Daniel Craig ...  Father Anton Streza 2 episodes, 2017
Beck Bennett ...  Nikita Ionescu 2 episodes, 2017
Richard Bovnoczki ...  Father Anton Streza 2 episodes, 2017
Cristian Popa Cristian Popa ...  Nikita Ionescu 2 episodes, 2017
Gabi Spahiu Gabi Spahiu ...  Ivan Blaga 2 episodes, 2017
Nicu Banea Nicu Banea ...  Stefan 2 episodes, 2017
Brad Morris Brad Morris ...  Graffiti Cop #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Antonia Micu Antonia Micu ...  American Embassy Assistant 2 episodes, 2017
Usvat Ovidiu Usvat Ovidiu ...  American Guard #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Mihai Muntenita Mihai Muntenita ...  American Guard #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Ragland ...  Hot Bar Girl #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Greg Hess ...  American Guard #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Ruxandra Enescu Ruxandra Enescu ...  Sally Smith 2 episodes, 2017
Jon Ronson ...  Jon Ronson 2 episodes, 2017
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Parody comedy designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The action-packed and blood-soaked first season finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Joseph Baciu investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.

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Action | Comedy

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USA

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Romanian | English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Fisting See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Trivia

Joseph Gordon Levitt and Channing Tatum were in three films together: Havoc (2005), Stop-Loss (2008) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). They were also in the the TV series Comrade Detective (2017) together, and the short Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (2010). See more »

Goofs

The conceit of the show is that it was a Romanian-produced TV series which was made in 1983, only re-dubbed into English. However, the show is better-produced in terms of filming quality and technique than even American TV was at the time, and is in the wrong aspect ratio. It is clearly a modern, 2010s production. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Performed by Los Colorados
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Great Kitsch throwback fun with a twist
6 August 2017 | by triplex376See all my reviews

No one is being exploited. Every actor that was involved got the double, double, entendre. It is done so straight faced, however, that it only adds to the elements of comedy and drama. This is wonderful, clever, television.

The bare faced communist propaganda presented so matter of factly, viewed now through the lens of history, is gold. The take on the 1980's buddy cop scenario played out hundreds of times in American Films and TV is incongruous to the 'behind the iron curtain' setting but, in being so, works. The material is a cartoon style take on the threats communist Romania may have faced from the West. The dialogue is done in an American style with Eastern European content - again this adds to the unlikely seriousness.

The whole six episodes are a blended mix of the above ingredients. The dubbing into English adds to this the idea of a throw back to another era. The camera direction is superb. The whole thing from start to finish riffs on all of the above elements to provide gloriously knowing entertainment.

The show also manages to add in ideas that will make you think on the whole failed communist experiment but also makes you think on the failures of the capitalist experiment that we are living.

That whole thing nearly, completely, failed too around 2008.


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