Directed by: Wim Verstappen
Stars: Rijk de Gooyer, Rutger Hauer, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Donald Jones, Marina de Graaf
Language: Dutch Subtitles: English
Also known as : Grijpstra & de Gier, Der Bulle von Amsterdam, Error Fatal, Grijpstra and De Grier, Outsider in Amsterdam
Description: When a hanged man is found, the question is whether it is suicide or murder. Possible suspects are available; the world of drugs and a suspecious sect…
One of the better movies to come out of Holland in the seventies!
Rijk de Gooyer and Rutger Hauer play two Amsterdam cops investigating the murder/suicide of a local drugdealer. There seem to be lots of suspects including tenant Habberdoedas, an excellent role by the late Donald Jones. For a cheap Dutch movie it has nice production values. Rutger Hauer became an international movie star not long after this film was released. Hauer had taken the role of Rinus de Gier out of respect to Dutch producer Rob Houwer, who let him star in his break through role in “SOLDIER OF ORANGE”.
Director Wim Verstappen made one more installment in the Grijpstra & de Gier series, called “de Ratelrat”. This movie, without Rutger Hauer, was a terrible flop.
Great cast, nice locations, great fun, great action, GO SEE IT!