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Strike Force (Smeris, 2014)

Cast: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Dennis van de Ven, Kiki van Deursen
Genre: Crime, action, drama


Crime and violence plague the citizens of a Dutch town. To fight it, there is homicide detective Theo Kamp, an impetuous and ruthless man. One night, he crosses the line between law and crime, putting his badge at risk. As punishment, a new unit and partner wait for him . . . the straightest detective in the force. Eurochannel premieres Strike Force, a police crime drama about the twisted road to justice.

Strike Force is the most successful police action series of the Netherlands in the past decade. In the series, Theo Kamp is the best, but also the most impulsive homicide detective in his city. While searching for a top criminal, he steps out of line too many times and is relegated to the drugs team as punishment. Now, Theo is forced to keep his head down under the watchful eye of his new partner, Willem Niessen, a by-the-book detective.

This gripping crime drama details the tireless efforts of the city’s most dedicated and hardworking officers, and the problems they face every day as they risk their lives. Strike Force not only explores the complex, tumultuous cases that keep these cops working around the clock, but digs deeper in exploring the psychology of the two officers and their contrasting personalities.

Come join the force and discover if ruthless police detective Theo can catch the city’s most dangerous criminal and get his old job back, while getting along with his new partner.

Season 1

Episode 1: A Fresh Start


After a fight with a top criminal, Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) is relegated from the Crime Squad to the Drugs Team, alongside with hi new partner, Willem Niessen (Dennis van de Ven). The two opposites have no idea that this is the beginning of the case of their lives.

Strike Force S1 E2: Strictly Prohibited

After being shot, Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) are banned from conducting the investigation of the shooter. Theo isn’t prepared to leave the hunt to his former colleagues, but his temperament will work against him.

Strike Force S1 E3: A Greater Cause

A witness, Hans, is found dead at the hospital where his wife Donna is giving birth to their daughter. Can Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) protect the widow from the men trying to eliminate the family?

Strike Force S1 E4: Trust No One

Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) suspect a mole among their colleagues ― public prosecutor Josiah Blok (René van Zinnicq Bergman). Can the two detectives get to a superior officer and end a chain of corruption?

Strike Force S1 E5: Exposed

Blok (René van Zinnicq Bergman) uses Willem (Dennis van de Ven) to expose Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge), while Theo makes a shocking discovery about Maartje (Kiki van Deursen). Apart and in a dangerous situation, can they find each other before the criminals do?

Strike Force S1 E6: Redemption

Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) are the heroes of the police and are promoted to the Homicide Squad. They’re with the big boys now. But what should they do about Maartje (Kiki van Deursen)?

Strike Force S1 E7: No Restrictions

After a shooting incident, William (Dennis van de Ven) is keen to prove that he acted appropriately. He takes the lead in the investigation and Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) can hardly restrain him. Meanwhile, the investigation of a second mole develops.

Strike Force S1 E8: Glow in the Dark

Tessa’s (Lindsay Zwaan) kidnapping forces Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and William (Dennis van de Ven) to work together with Mick Faassen (Guido Pollemans), a man from another team. But is Mick to be trusted?

Strike Force S1 E9: Dirty Money

To free Tessa (Lindsay Zwaan), Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and William (Dennis van de Ven) need money from a drug dealer. In order to catch him, they use his ex as bait. Meanwhile, prosecutor Josiah Blok (René van Zinnicq Bergman) deploys the entire police corps to capture Theo.

Strike Force S1 E10: The Price of Freedom

William (Dennis van de Ven) is prepared to offer negotiator Freddy van Nuenen (Patrick Stoof) 35 million Euros in drug money to finally freed Tessa (Lindsay Zwaan). But Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) doesn’t intend to let Freddy get away with all that cash.

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