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    “Comrade Detective” Takes the Mickey Out of Communism

    By kyle | August 7, 2017

    Producer-star Channing Tatum has a winner in the Amazon series “Comrade Detective,” which mocks Soviet Bloc propaganda of the 1980s. Played straight like “The Naked Gun.”

    Topics: Comedy | 1 Comment »

    One Response to ““Comrade Detective” Takes the Mickey Out of Communism”

    1. K Says:
      August 13th, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Hope this makes it to disk. I want a historical record of the rarest of rare shows, one that bashes communism.