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Man on the Roof (1976)
"Mannen på taket" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  April 1977 (USA)
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Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very brutal and tough policeman who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt ...
Martin Beck (as Carl Gustaf Lindstedt)
Sven Wollter ...
Thomas Hellberg ...
Håkan Serner ...
Ingvar Hirdwall ...
Åke Eriksson (as Ingvar Hirdvall)
Bellan Roos ...
Mrs. Eriksson
Gus Dahlström ...
Mr. Eriksson
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Stefan Nyman
Birgitta Valberg ...
Mrs. Nyman
Carl-Axel Heiknert ...
Palmon Harald Hult (as Carl Axel Heiknert)
Torgny Anderberg ...
Folke Hjort ...
Eva Remaeus ...
Gunnel Wadner ...
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Storyline

Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very brutal and tough policeman who received many complaints about his brutality. Particularly interesting is a complaint from Åke Eriksson, whose wife died in police custody because of Nyman. Eriksson climbs up on a roof in central Stockholm and starts to shoot at people on the street below... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Budget:

SEK 3,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 10,780,000 (Sweden)
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Real blood (from pigs) was used in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Malm's speech via loudspeakers, the man on the roof shoots a cop using his Mauser rifle. Seconds before, however, the man on the roof was seen carrying his Johnson machine gun, and he couldn't have changed guns in between. See more »

Quotes

Malm: [after the helicopter have been shot down] We'll have to call in the armed forces.
Martin Beck: What can they do?
Gunvald Larsson: [sarcastically] Bomb the house. Bring in the heavy artillery, or...
Martin Beck: Or what?
Gunvald Larsson: Or deploy paratroopers. We could even drop a dozen police dogs.
Martin Beck: Shut up, Gunvald.
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One of the all-time best Swedish action-movies
30 January 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film is still, 25 years later, probably one of the best action films ever made in Sweden. The almost documentary style of shooting, the superb naturalistic performances, gives the movie its immediacy and urgency (The editing of the helicopter sequence is absolutely superb) - the sense that this is actually happening, as opposed to the dreadful American actionmovie stylization that dominates Swedish film-making nowadays (Nolltolerans, Hassle-förgörarna, Hamilton, the list goes on). Swedish directors should take a long, hard look at this movie, and hopefully get a clue as to what works and makes a movie believable, instead of trying to emulate an American-type of movie-making.


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