Inspector Rex

Season 1
 (60)
7.2199713+
There's a new crime-fighter in town: Inspector Rex! After his handler is killed, police dog Rex teams up with recently-divorced inspector Richard Moser to investigate crimes and solve mysteries on the streets of Vienna, with the help of their two-legged friend, Inspector Stockinger.
Starring
Santo vom Haus ZieglmayerTobias MorettiKarl Markovics
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
Deutsch

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  1. 1. Last Stop Vienna
    November 10 1994
    1 h 25 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A bomb explodes in the heart of Vienna killing a Russian secret agent. In the ensuing police chase, Inspector Richard Moser is able to save Rex from the the stray bullet that takes down his owner and trainer. Adopting Rex as his own, Richard vows to avenge his fallen colleague and bring the culprits to justice.
  2. 2. Diagnosis Murder
    December 22 1994
    47min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A string of suspicious suicides occur inside a psychiatric ward. Suspecting foul play, Richard goes undercover as an alcoholic and admits himself to the ward. With the help of his four-legged friend Rex, he zeroes in on a suspect, and helps prevent another diagnosis of murder.
  3. 3. A Nice House
    December 29 1994
    47min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. Police are called to investigate a woman found hanging in the attic of an apartment building. When the tenants of the building give an all too perfect story, Richard begins to suspect something more sinister. As the investigation moves into the courtyard, Rex uncovers evidence that proves this house isn't as nice as it seems.
  4. 4. Murder At Schönbrunn
    December 15 1994
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A body is discovered in the park surrounding Schönbrunn Palace. A young lady wearing only a fur coat on a frigid Vienna day. As they investigate, Stocki questions a witness who indicates the groundskeeper. But despite his criminal record, Richard remains unconvinced and enlists Rex's help to investigate a local dentist with ties to the dead woman.
  5. 5. A Perfect Murder
    November 17 1994
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. The owner of a local winery dies of a heart attack. During his autopsy it is discovered that his pacemaker was affected by an external source. Suspecting foul play, Richard and Rex investigate the workers at the winery. And soon uncover a sinister plot of jealousy and revenge.
  6. 6. Deadly Teddy Bears
    January 19 1995
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A bomb explodes in a toy store window, the third in a string of Gurmann teddy bear bombings. With Rex taking care of a bedridden Richard, Stocki investigates a long list of disgruntled employees. The investigation takes a turn when Richard is visited by the heiress of the Gurmann toy company.
  7. 7. Playing with Fire
    December 8 1994
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. With the aid of a friend, a prisoner makes a violent escape from the dentist. However, his rescuer is wounded and left behind. Fleeing from the police, the escaped prisoner holds a ballerina class hostage and demands the release of his friend. It's up to Richard and Rex to diffuse the situation and save the day.
  8. 8. The First Prize
    January 12 1995
    48min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A twelve-year-old girl is found dead near a popular walking trail. After a second girl is reported missing, Richard discovers that the two girls had both attended a classical music concert two days prior. Stocki suspects the girls music teacher, but Moser remains unconvinced. With the investigation leading into the catacombs under Vienna, it's up to Rex to follow.
  9. 9. Bring Me the Head of Beethoven
    January 26 1995
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. After the skull of the famous composer Beethoven is stolen, a local stone mason is found dead inside a coffin. Suspecting the two are connected, Richard investigates a local antique dealer. As the investigation unwinds, Rex uncovers evidence that links the antique dealer to a local ring of grave robbers.
  10. 10. Amok
    January 5 1995
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A group of of eight young men and women meet every weekend in a deserted castle to take part in wild orgies. When one of them discovers he's HIV positive, his emotions lead him to run amok. Richard and Rex are in a race against time to discover the killer and protect the remaining members of the group.
  11. 11. Escape to Death
    November 24 1994
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. The body of an illegal immigrant is found in a dumpster at a rest stop outside of Vienna. Rex leads Richard and Stocki to the local dump where they make a grisly discovery: the dismembered bodies of two more illegal immigrants, both missing their kidneys. But when Richard is captured by the dubious organ harvesters, it's up to Rex to save the day.
  12. 12. The Old Lady Murders
    December 1 1994
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. Richard and Stocki are called to the apartment of Mrs. Gerbauer, where they discover signs of a violent struggle. They soon discover she was one in a string of old ladies who have gone missing along with their valuables. With the investigation at a standstill, Richard uses his cunning, and Rex, to track down a missing suspect.
  13. 13. Target Rex
    February 9 1995
    47min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. Richard and Stocki arrest a Russian suspected of killing a nightclub owner. After a high profile lawyer shows up in his defense, they suspect they're dealing with a hit man with ties to the mafia. Their suspicions are confirmed when Rex is kidnapped. Richard is in a race against time to save his partner and prevent his suspect from fleeing to Russia.
  14. 14. Under the Streets of Vienna
    February 2 1995
    45min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles.Sewage workers performing routine maintenance make a grisly discovery: a bag containing the dismembered arms and legs of an adult male. As Richard investigates, he begins to suspect the body is connected to a recent high profile bank robbery. With the help of his furry four-legged partner Rex, Richard connects the dots of a grisly trail under the streets of Vienna.
  15. 15. Baby Rex: The Little Inspector
    December 25 1997
    1 h 31 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    Deutsch
    In German with English subtitles. A child befriends a German Shepherd puppy named Rex, who helps him overcome the recent divorce of his parents. The boy goes to spend the summer with his grandfather Joe and discovers his furry friend has a nose for uncovering criminal activities.

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Directors
Hajo GiesDetlef RönfeldtBodo FürneisenOliver HirschbiegelWolfgang Dickman
Supporting actors
Wolf BachofnerGerhard Zemann
Season year
1997
Network
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Victoria KingReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Vienna, Viennese Standard German, and Rex, the intelligent and well-trained German Shepherd
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Filmed in Vienna and spoken in Viennese Standard German, the series might be a little kitschy were it English language; however, the Viennese settings, the German, and above all, Rex, contribute to this entertaining series. Although it was filmed in the 90s, the video and sound quality are excellent. Some aspects of some episodes contain adult-only themes and scenes, so if viewers are younger than teens, parents might want to monitor the viewing. Otherwise, the episodes tend to move along, and the characters are fleshed out. Rex, of course, is the reason young viewers would enjoy the series. I appreciated the training that went into the dogs who played Rex, but, for me, the Viennese setting and the Viennese German were the main attractions. I might mention that the last episode is a prequel to the other episodes. In it Rex is introduced as a puppy, and some of his habits and practices as an adult are explained. Amazon, please keep giving us foreign-language films.
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Happy ReaderReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Like an 80's American Cop Show - The Dog is Great!
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Vienna, Austria, 1994. In a glass-enclosed restaurant balcony on the Stephansplatz, Vienna, Mr. Pyotr Zhukov is trying to end his shady business relationship with Markus Spitzer. Not because he's going clean, but because the end of the Cold War means he doesn't need middle men anymore – he can keep all the profit for himself. Spitzer excuses himself to visit the restroom, and Zhukov realizes just too late why Spitzer left his briefcase on the table.

The armed response to the explosion is exceptionally quick, and Spitzer doesn't get out of the building before a soldier with Rex, his bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, hold him up. Richard "Richie" Moser also shows up. He's a detective with the Kriminalpolizei Mord Kommission (homicide unit). Suffice it to say, Rex eventually moves from the army to the homicide unit. And It turns out he's a great homicide detective.

Location shots for "Inspector Rex" are shot all over Vienna. The "Murder at Schönbrunn" takes place in the well-ordered forest around the palace's magnificent gardens.
Trivia: Rex's full name is Reginald von Ravenhorst.

Season 1 of "Kommissar Rex" originally aired in Austria from November 1994 to February 1995. These 14 episodes total 680 minutes, about 56 minutes per episode. If you buy it on disc, the audio is the original German with automatic English subtitles. There are no Bonus Extras on the discs. See the comment I added regarding subsequent seasons.

There is quite a bit of humor in this series, though not the laugh-out-loud quirkiness of "Murders at BarLuma". And, of course, you have the delightful dog. I liked the series, and if more seasons are made available on Region 1 DVD, I'll purchase them. I would call Season 1 a "standard" cop comedy-drama, rather like an 80's American TV show – except for the European manner of showing naked breasts once in a while. The murder mystery plots are fine, with occasional flights of fancy, including Moser doing goofy things like breaking and entering. The interactions among the characters are fun, though a 45 minute show can't have the depth of a longer episode. "Inspector Rex" is not an exceptional series, but worth it.

More trivia: Apparently a Canadian production company is shooting a totally new version of "Rex". Since I like a lot of Canadian series, I'm looking forward to it.

Happy Reader
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Jane EyreReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspector Rex Good Detective and Dog Series
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Endearing characters, great glimpses of Vienna, standard and therefore satisfying police procedure, and truly bad criminals attracted me to this show. It's been a long time since Turner and Hooch, but kind of like that. Except, Rex is very well behaved. Yes, fictional, perhaps a tad dated, but the stories are interesting mysteries and the outcomes are satisfying. I enjoy seeing different parts of Vienna, and listening to the Austrian language. The subtitles are very adequate so I can follow the dialog well.

I subscribed to Amazon Prime because they host tv shows that are either never on standard tv, or are too old. I don't know how the plug got pulled on gory television rules, but I don't care to look at it. I appreciate the lighter glimpses of this show. If you liked "Midsomer Murders" or "Mr and Mrs Murder" you might like this show, too. I do.
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Carol MorrisonReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A really fun show with a great Canine Actor in a lead role. He is quite humorous and intelligent, just like his owner.
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Love this show. Have seen season 1 and am breathlessly awaiting season 2 and every one after that. Rex is an incredible Actor. He is beautifully trained and I already can pick up by his facial expressions just what little trick he's going to pull next. It's a fun show and I love the other characters
as well. I also fell in love with his puppy show, he's is just so interesting and fun to watch, and I've had an intense fear of this breed since a child encounter with an angry one, but have quite altered my feelings since watching this show. Thanks for having this show to purchase.
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Green Bay BarbReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding TV Series
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The actors in the first season could not have been better chosen for their roles! "Moser" is in reality a dog lover, based on mannerisms with Rex, and authentic portraying a new dog owner. The humor can be subtle but the interactions between the colleagues is hilarious! Rex is a super actor as well, and remarkable with his training. Unique and creative storyline! Some crimes are too creepy as realistically depicted. The locations in Vienna - apparently not sets or a studio lot - are stunning. Names and clothing are realistically traditional; even Tyrolean coats; that an Austrian or even Viennese accent can be heard is awesome! With such a spot-on blend, it's too bad the original cast could not have remained for a few seasons. That I bought a DVD after seeing the episodes just once before is a testament to it's enormous appeal - even 20 years later! I now have friends watching the English caption versions and enjoying them far more than anything on TV in the U.S. Please release the second year in English subtitles soon!!!
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JeenaReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lighthearted cop show with easy-to-read subtitles and a great human-dog relationship..
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First off, the subtitles are great: large, bright white, super-easy to read in every frame. So often the subtitles fade into the background and are in very small font so it's almost impossible to read them, especially if you're sitting far away from the screen. Not these - they're fantastically clear. I wish all subtitles were this well done.

Now, for the content: For a cop show, this is pretty lighthearted. Sort of the anti-Criminal Minds. Think more along the lines of Rizzoli & Isles. There are no horrific, sick serial killers and twisted psychopaths whose minds we're asked to immerse ourselves in (no thanks - not a Criminal Minds fan here). The actors are a bit hammy, and the overall feel of the show can be hokey at times, but I still really liked it. It's a good-natured show, and the plots make sense and are pretty straightforward. The relationships between the actors are lighthearted, humorous and warm.

As for Inspector Rex, the dog, he's simply adorable (although he's a big, well-muscled German Shepherd, not one of those tiny dogs celebrities carry around in their purses). If you're a dog lover, give this show a watch, because I think you'll fall in love with Rex. He has a very expressive face and an infectious enthusiasm. Clearly he's been well trained and well loved. The relationship between the lead character and Rex is wonderful, both loving and humorous.

No, this isn't Shakespeare - far from it - but it's enjoyable and fun, and I think people who love dogs will like this show. I certainly did. And I'd love to adopt Rex!
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CorgisRock!Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent series!
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Absolutely wonderful Austrian/German t.v. series starring an amazing and beautiful German Shepherd as Inspector Rex. This show is perfect for everyone from children to my 97-year old mother. Also, the setting of beautiful Vienna, Austria lets us see life in Europe. The subtitles are clear and easy to read without having to rush. Recommended very highly!
SIRReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
More! More! I love this dog. Please stream more Inspector Rex on prime.
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Rex is the best. Detective show that's light but has endearing characters especially the German Sheppard Rex. I love watching this show. Please, please Amazon give us more seasons of Rex to view on Amazon prime. The DVD are not for region 1 so please stream more seasons of Inspector Rex. I can see why this show has had such a long run. We need more Rex.
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