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No Criminal is Safe from Kommissar Rex
For a dog, Rex has brains, good looks and charm. He may not be a cat but he's a hero of mine.
From his ealiest days, Rex was a star. As a mere pup, he was stolen by callous criminals who hoped to train him in various villainous ways, but Rex escaped. Lost and alone, he came across a small boy who befriended him.
With his cool head and sharp intelligence, Rex grew into a first class police dog, assigned to the Murder Squad of the Kriminalpolizei - the Austrian Criminal Police.
From there, he moved to Rome, where he catches criminals by the Collosseum and is decorated for his courageous exploits and incredible fluency in Italian to become Il Commissario Rex. What a dog!
The Rex and Richie Crime - Fighting Team
In the first series, Rex is recruited by a police trainer, Michael, who is tragically killed by an escaping suspect, and this leaves Rex in danger of being euthanised! But no worries! Another police officer, Richie Moser, adopts Rex.
Together, these two turn out to be a formidable crime-fighting team.
The Theme for Rex
Rex, the original, with his first partner, Moser.
Tragedy strikes again!
Rex has an inordinate run of bad luck with his partners along the way.
Tragedy strikes again when Rex loses a good friend. Richie Moser is shot dead by a psychopath and Rex is devastated.
Who knows what goes through Rex's mind at this time? The poor fellow, traumatised by his abduction as a pup and still mourning the loss of his original Police Trainer, is once again shattered.
Will Rex recover?
Happier Times with Richie Moser
Rex and Alex
Rex is truly broken-hearted when his pal Richie is killed. We all held grave fears that our canine hero would pine away from the loss but, with true courage, Rex picks himself up from depression.
He begins to make friends with Police Officer Alex Brandtner. Alex himself has suffered loss, his own police dog,, Arko, was killed in a bomb explosion.
From this double tragedy a new partnership s formed
Rex in Rome
In series 9, Rex moves to Rome, where his new partner is Italian homicide detective, Chief Inspector Lorenzo Fabbri, and Rex becomes Il Commissario Rex!
Among his numerous talents, Rex has an incredible fluency in languages. He understands Italian perfectly.
Rex and Lorenzo
Rex and Davide
In Series 12, rex has a new partner, and they get on well from the very start.
Davide Rivera is a different kind of cop, modest, quiet, a softly spoken man who likes to practice his yoga. Rex joins him of course, he's an extremely talented dog.
Rex demonstrates his amazing fluency in Italian
You may speak of Rin Tin Tin, you may even start a fan club for Lassie but for me there's only one true Dog Hero. Inspector Rex!
Rex is a Hero alright!
Some of the best scenes showing the amazing abilities of Inspector Rex!
Get your own little Inspector Rex
Rex when he was young. Cuddly, huggable but with all the charm, wit and charisma of his mature years
How about you?
What's your honest opinion of Rex?
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