Kommissar X – FBI: Operation Pakistan (1971)


Kommissar X jagt die roten Tiger (original title)


FBI Operation Pakistan (World-wide English title)
The Tiger Gang (World-wide English title)
F.B.I. operazione Pakistan (Italy)
El comisario X a la caza de los tigres rojos (Spain)
Commissaire X contre Tiger-Gang (France)

1971 West Germany | Italy | Pakistan
Direction: Harald Reinl
Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Gisela Hahn

Captain Tom Rowland and Commissioner X are sent to smash the Red Tigers Gang,which is responsible for the smuggling of drugs from Afghanistan to US. Both come to Pakistan and do a joint operation with the help of Pakistani Agencies. SP.Ali and Jacky Clay joins the Commissioner X’s team in Pakistan.

“Kommissar X” is a private detective named Joe Louis Walker (from a series of German crime fiction books) who was a counterpart of the German crime fiction FBI Special Agent Jerry Cotton. Between 1965 and 1971 seven Kommissar X films were made with Tony Kendall as the laid back swinging New York City private eye Joe Walker balanced against the serious muscular New York City Police Captain Tom Rowland played by Brad Harris.

With the international success of the films of Ian Fleming’s James Bond and the German Jerry Cotton (played by George Nader) series, seven Kommissar X films were made. These films were not only released internationally but became a staple of American television movies in the mid-1960s when American stations sought colour films to show.

1965: Kommissar X – Jagd auf Unbekannt – Hunt for the Unknown | Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill
1966: Kommissar X – In den Klauen des goldenen Drachen – Operation Far East
1967: Kommissar X – Drei gelbe Katzen – Three Yellow Cats
1967: Kommissar X – Drei grüne Hunde – Death Trip
1968: Kommissar X – Drei blaue Panther (de) – Three Blue Panthers
1969: Kommissar X – Drei goldene Schlangen – Three Golden Serpents
1971: Kommissar X – jagt die roten Tiger – FBI: Operation Pakistan


Music: Francesco De Masi
Cinematography: Francesco Izzarelli
Edited by: Antonietta Zita
Production Design: Niko Matul (uncredited)
Costume Design: Abida Shaezad
Production companies:

  • Divina-Film
  • Montana Films
  • Regina-Film
  • Virginia Cinematografica

Running time: 89 minutes