7.3/10
2,325
43 user 8 critic

Comrade Detective 

TV-MA | | Action, Comedy | TV Series (2017– )
Trailer
3:08 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
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 »
Reviews
Popularity
2,148 ( 107)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2017  
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mixing the story of The Wizard of Oz with Todrick Hall's life story and beliefs, this modernized musical remake of The Wizard of Oz takes the classic and covers themes such as love, gay rights, police brutality, and more.

Director: Colin Duffy
Stars: Todrick Hall, Tessa Bella, Willam Belli
7500 (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A pilot's aircraft is hijacked by terrorists.

Director: Patrick Vollrath
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel
Kings (2017)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Stars: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson
Logan Lucky (2017)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Electric Dreams (TV Series 2017)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Chaplin, Bryan Cranston
Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Stars global martial arts & actor Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme", a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kat Foster, Moises Arias, Bar Paly
Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

James Bond unwittingly draws a bystander into the action as he tries to throw off his pursuers.

Director: Tom Kuntz
Stars: Daniel Craig, Zara Prassinot, Kamil Lemieszewski
Wingmen III
Comedy | Musical

Plot kept under wraps. Described as an R-rated musical comedy about the misadventures of two pilots.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Stars: Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Endgame (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A loving father faces different obstacles in a desperate attempt to attend his daughter's championship volleyball game.

Director: Matthew Castellanos
Stars: Vico Escorcia, Jacob Vargas, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Drama | History | War

Major Lewis Merrill fights off the Ku Klux Klan after the American Civil War.

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Foxx, Machine Gun Kelly
Thriller

Plot kept under wraps. Described as a psychological thriller.

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Edit

Cast

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 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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Romanian | English

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Fisting See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Animotion's song "Obsession" is played as a cover during the club scene. This song wasn't released until 1984, while the show takes place in 1983. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
(uncredited)
Performed by Los Colorados
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unique & Fresh
4 August 2017 | by rpgatewoodSee all my reviews

Wow, this is a great new show. Bravo to Amazon for taking a risk on this – and it must have been a risk if only from a marketing standpoint considering how the writers have blurred the lines between different genres and tropes. The amazing thing is how well it works. Satire is so hard to pull of convincingly, and yet Comrade Detective pulls this off AND develops a gripping cop- procedural/thriller at the same time. This is nifty, ingenious artistry, and you can tell how the whole crew threw themselves into the project. The directing is sharp and moody, the Romanian actors are incredible, the dubbing cast hilarious... even the score is remarkable – a true orchestral sound with real themes and variations the likes of which you don't hear much anymore, even in big screen films. The writing is a masterful mix of the ham-fisted comedy that marked this era's (1980's) cop dramas and subtle satire that works on multiple levels – it lampoons both Western capitalism and Eastern communism but does so in a way that is never snarky or mean-spirited. All of which is to say that even though it's high-concept, it's got a big heart. The only thing left to do now is wait for Season Two... Please, Amazon, you got behind something unique & fresh, keep giving the people what they want!


38 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed