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

 -  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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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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April 1977 (USA)  »

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Man on the Roof  »

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 3,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 10,780,000 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The helicopter crash was shot without permission on Good Friday, causing some protests by local churches. See more »

Goofs

Despite showing the police van being shot at, its front window is obviously crashed from inside out. See more »

Quotes

Lennart Kollberg: Ask yourself this: Who was Stig Nyman?
Martin Beck: I didn't really know him very well...
Lennart Kollberg: Don't be evasive! Who was he? Or rather, what was he?
Martin Beck: A police.
Lennart Kollberg: Not a satisfying answer
Einar Rönn: A police lieutenant...? I have to make a phone call
Lennart Kollberg: Well. What was he?
Martin Beck: A bad policeman.
Lennart Kollberg: Wrong! Nyman was a fucking lousy policeman!
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Fjällbruden
Composed by Arthur Hedström
Lyrics by Fritz Gustaf and Oleg Quist (Helge Roundquist)
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Superb.
13 February 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best film ever made in Sweden. It is unsurpassed in its effectiveness, from the performances, the 70's style semidocumentary storytelling and the editing. It owes a lot to the american masterpieces of that era like French Connection and The Seven-Ups. These types of gritty real police thrillers are a lost art, I wish someone would

reinvent them soon.


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