Strike Force - The Netherlands


Strike Force (Netherlands, 2014) by Eurochannel

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Interview with Dennis van de Ven

Strike Force (Smeris, 2014)
Netherlands

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

Presentation:

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

Synopsis:

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, Willem (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 Willem (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 Willem (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

Willem (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.

Season 2

Strike Force S2 E1

Willem (Dennis van de Ven) gets the shock of a lifetime when he hears that Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) has been shot down in his own apartment. Willem rushes to hospital, where the question arises: Why did Theo have to die?

Strike Force S2 E2

After a bloody shoot-out, Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) venture into Amsterdam’s night life. There, a cold-blooded hitman awaits, who can however take them closer to Theo’s father . . .

Strike Force S2 E3: Black Hole

On his first work day in Amsterdam, Willem (Dennis van de Ven) and his new partner Sam (Karien Noordhoff) interrogate a drugged prostitute named Roxy (Lisa Zweerman). Meanwhile, Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Maartje (Kiki van Deursen) develop a plan to lure hitman Achmatov (Marcel Zwoferink) out of hiding.

Strike Force S2 E4: Girls for Sale

Theo and Willem (Dennis van de Ven) pursue Theo’s father. This leads them to a holiday village, where they encounter a gang of women’s traffickers. What’s the link between these criminals and Theo’s father?

Strike Force S2 E5: Joining Forces

Willem (Dennis van de Ven), Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) and Sam (Karien Noordhoff) join forces to uncover the plans of the Moliers gang. Willem struggles with family problems in Tilburg and gets a shocking surprise. Meanwhile, Roxy (Lisa Zweerman) comes forward with important new info about the extortion case…

Strike Force S2 E6: Femme Fatale

Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) goes undercover in Guy Moliers’ (Pieter Embrechts) gang and confesses a secret to Willem (Dennis van de Ven). Sam (Karien Noordhoff) and Willem put everything on the line to put Tessa’s abductor behind bars, while Maartje (Kiki van Deursen) has maneuvered herself into a very tricky situation.

Strike Force S2 E7: Against the Clock

The transport is jeopardized and the Moliers pressure Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) to hand over Roxy (Lisa Zweerman). Theo is given a couple of hours. If he fails, the criminal kingpin will kill Maartje (Kiki van Deursen). A race against the clock follows, which ends in a bloodbath in the IJmuiden harbor.

Strike Force S2 E8: Time Bomb

With Guy Moliers (Pieter Embrechts) still at large, Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) hurries to his penthouse to save Maartje (Kiki van Deursen). Upon arrival, he seems to be too late and is forced to make a drastic decision. Willem (Dennis van de Ven) and Sam (Karien Noordhoff) need to pull out all the stops to save Theo’s life.

Strike Force S2 E9: The Bait

The liquidation of Guy Moliers (Karien Noordhoff) is big news. Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge), Willem (Dennis van de Ven) and Sam (Karien Noordhoff) conspire with Neelie van Leeuwen (Myranda Jongeling) to lure the Diplomat from hiding. To do this, they need a dangerous criminal as bait. But is Neelie trustworthy or will she put all of them at risk?

Strike Force S2 E10: Final Countdown

When Willem (Dennis van de Ven) is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to run. With the entire Amsterdam police force on his heels, Willem makes an all-out effort to convince Theo (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge) of the truth about his father . . . even if that means putting his life in danger.

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