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Man on the Roof (1976)

Mannen på taket (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | April 1977 (USA)
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 tough policeman who received ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Martin Beck (as Carl Gustaf Lindstedt)
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Åke Eriksson (as Ingvar Hirdvall)
Bellan Roos ...
Mrs. Eriksson
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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 ...
Melander
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Mrs. Kollberg
Gunnel Wadner ...
Mrs. Beck
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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 tough policeman who received several complaints about his methods. His partner Hult defends him against these accusations, while Nyman's widow explains that Hult was the only one outside of the family who knew where Nyman was hospitalized. It becomes obvious to Beck, that a lot of people wanted Nyman dead, but he is not the only one targeted. Soon a sniper kills policemen from a roof in central Stockholm. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Man on the Roof  »

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SEK 3,900,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Real blood (from pigs) was used in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place on 27 March 1976, however, advertisement for "Christmas Sausages" can be seen on the top of a taxi cab. See more »

Quotes

Malm: [a police helicopter has been shot down by the man on the roof] He shot down the helicopter.
Gunvald Larsson: So that's your conclusion?
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Featured in Stjärnbilder (1995) See more »

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Composed by Arthur Hedström
Lyrics by Fritz Gustaf and Oleg Quist (Helge Roundquist)
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Superb.
13 February 2001 | by 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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