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Der Schattenmann 

Undercover cop Charly Held sneaks into the organization of Jan Herzog, the head of organised crime in Frankfurt. Slowly, he gains the Herzog's trust and is pulled deeper and deeper into the... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Stefan Kurt ...  Charly Held 5 episodes, 1996
Mario Adorf ...  Janusz 'Jan' Herzog / ... 5 episodes, 1996
Heinz Hoenig ...  Erich 'King' Grobecker 5 episodes, 1996
Günter Strack Günter Strack ...  Dr. Hans Möllbach 5 episodes, 1996
Heiner Lauterbach ...  Fritz Gehlen 5 episodes, 1996
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ...  Gonzo 5 episodes, 1996
Julia Stemberger Julia Stemberger ...  Anneliese Held 5 episodes, 1996
Constanze Engelbrecht ...  Sylvia Brant 5 episodes, 1996
Alexander Radszun Alexander Radszun ...  Dr. Walter Kilian 5 episodes, 1996
Florian Martens ...  Drögel 5 episodes, 1996
Jürgen Hentsch Jürgen Hentsch ...  Oberstaatsanwalt 5 episodes, 1996
Maja Maranow ...  Michelle Berger 5 episodes, 1996
Jennifer Nitsch Jennifer Nitsch ...  Barbara Sattler 5 episodes, 1996
Hans-Jörg Assmann ...  Rechtsanwalt Dr. Meyer 5 episodes, 1996
Michael Hanemann Michael Hanemann 5 episodes, 1996
Marek Harloff Marek Harloff 5 episodes, 1996
Michael Mendl 5 episodes, 1996
Astrid Meyer-Gossler Astrid Meyer-Gossler ...  Karin Herzog 5 episodes, 1996
Anouschka Renzi Anouschka Renzi 5 episodes, 1996
Thomas Huber Thomas Huber 4 episodes, 1996
Axel Milberg 4 episodes, 1996
Christine Reinhart Christine Reinhart 4 episodes, 1996
Isa Haller Isa Haller 3 episodes, 1996
Anthony Arndt Anthony Arndt ...  Concierge 2 episodes, 1996
Martin Benrath 2 episodes, 1996
Barbara Frey Barbara Frey ...  Sekretärin Herzog 2 episodes, 1996
Heinz W. Krückeberg Heinz W. Krückeberg 2 episodes, 1996
Louise Martini 2 episodes, 1996
Stefan Reck Stefan Reck 2 episodes, 1996
Judith von Radetzky Judith von Radetzky 2 episodes, 1996


Undercover cop Charly Held sneaks into the organization of Jan Herzog, the head of organised crime in Frankfurt. Slowly, he gains the Herzog's trust and is pulled deeper and deeper into the business. Overwhelmed by his new jet-set lifestyle he thinks of changing the sides. Will he, or will he not? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Crime | Thriller




Germany | Austria



Release Date:

1 January 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Az árnyékember See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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(5 parts)

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Did You Know?


People on the street can be seen using bags from the "Bellheim" warehouse. The owner of this fictitious warehouse was the main character in director Dieter Wedel's previous project, Der große Bellheim (1993). See more »


Edited into Jennifer Nitsch - Tod einer Schauspielerin (2005) See more »


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Decent mafia drama
13 March 2004 | by captainpervertSee all my reviews

Although I'm not particularly into German television, this miniseries caught my attention when it was first aired in 1996. It had a lot of cliches and a strong resemblance with 1997's "Donnie Brasco".

Undercover cop infiltrates criminal organisation and then feels bad about selling out his new friends. That's basically it.

So if you like this setting and are able to get a hold of this series (that is, if you are able to receive German television, you speak German and you have the luck that it is aired again), it's well worth your time. The acting is good (the cast includes some of Germany's finest actors) and so is the plot. 7/10

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