Beck: Season 1, Episode 1

Lockpojken (25 Apr. 1998)

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A man working at a garbage incinerator discovers the body of a dead man burned to ashes in the oven. Police detective Martin Beck handles the case. All he knows is that a brutal murder has ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Figge Norling ...
Stina Rautelin ...
Niklas Falk ...
Domare Lagerfeldt
Per Morberg ...
Ingvar Hirdwall ...
Rebecka Hemse ...
Fredrik Ultvedt ...
Anna Ulrika Ericsson ...
Peter Hüttner ...
Bo Höglund ...
Jan von Melen ...
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A man working at a garbage incinerator discovers the body of a dead man burned to ashes in the oven. Police detective Martin Beck handles the case. All he knows is that a brutal murder has happened. But he does not know when or where. He has no body, motive or a crime scene, not a single trace. All he has is some teeth and a mysterious Internet address... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Han vet att det har begåtts ett brutalt mord. Hans enda spår är en kodad adress på Internet från en man som kommer att mörda igen och igen...


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25 April 1998 (Germany)  »

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SEK 9,279,991 (Sweden) (2 January 1998)

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Being the first episode in the series, this was released theatrically as "Beck", which is also the on-screen title. "Lockpojken" only appeared on the DVD cover. See more »


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Swedish Cop thriller
7 January 1999 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

This movie is NOT bad, as the user ratings might indicate, but it isn't one of the best Beck™ movies either. I liked the older ones with Gösta Ekman a lot, they were brilliant, but this one seems a little sillier and more influenced by american Tv-series. This series of movies is about an old police officer called Martin Beck. The older ones were based on famous detective novels by Sjöwall & Wahlöö, but these newer ones are entirely made up. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, unfortunately, here it's a bad thing. This movie doesn't show any signs of the innovation and the originality of the older Beck-movies, but instead it offers a lot of clichéd characters and a predictable plot. This film's virtues are, of course, an exciting, entertaining and stylish direction by Pelle Seth. Too bad he doesn't get much depth into his characters. In the later Beck-movies, these characters develop and everything becomes better, so don't let this uneven cop thriller fool you.

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