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Comrade Detective 

TV-MA | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 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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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 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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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 »

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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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great but could be better
5 August 2017 | by inefliuSee all my reviews

it is a good try and a great spoof series but even Communist propaganda was a bit more subtle.

The Communist propaganda movie heroes did not drink heavy or sleep around carelessly ( albeit seducing an imperialist women in the service of the Party would have been perfectly fine ). The filmmakers there were also all too conscious that the Soviet block realities were grittier so usually the movies would show more prosperity and modernity than was the case for the vast majority of the population. Only the best buildings and the nicest parts of the city would appear on screen. The main character of a Communist propaganda movie would be a happy worker or collective farmer (if he was a policemen he would have started as factory worker and then promoted for his qualities), wise and good-mannered, uninterested in material wealth and devoted to the building of the "multi-lateral developed socialist society and steady advancement toward the golden dream of humanity - the Communism". His parents would have been also of "healthy social origin" - also workers, peasants, socialist intellectuals, etc.

Albeit snitching for the regime was encouraged it would have been glorified - the persons reported to the authorities would be portrayed in a more negative manner and the person reporting to the authorities would appear more heroic and occupying the higher moral ground ( eventually he/she would have tried to educate the "traitor to the people" but be rebuffed/ laughed at).

Communist movie makers watched Hollywood movies and would know how to tweak its recipes in the service of the Party.


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Romanian | English

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4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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