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I lagens namn (1986)

A group of four policemen is known for cruising the streets of Stockholm in their van, looking for drunks or criminals they can beat up with their batons. Lately witnesses saw them pick up ... See full summary »

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

Writers:

Leif G.W. Persson (screenplay), Hans Iveberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sven Wollter ... Jarnebring
Anita Wall ... Wesslén
Ernst Günther ... Walltin
Pia Green ... Pilstam
Sven Strömersten-Holm Sven Strömersten-Holm ... Berg (as Sven Holm)
Stefan Sauk ... Häll
Marvin Yxner Marvin Yxner ... Mikkelsson
Carlo Barsotti Carlo Barsotti ... Danucci
Gustaf Bartfay Gustaf Bartfay ... Milos (as Gustav Bartfay)
Niels Dybeck ... Medical Examiner
Gunnar Falk Gunnar Falk ... Police in Wiretapping Van
Jonas Granström Jonas Granström ... Puma
Göthe Grefbo ... Janitor
Sten Johan Hedman Sten Johan Hedman ... Officer of the Guard
Mathias Henrikson ... Business Manager
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Storyline

A group of four policemen is known for cruising the streets of Stockholm in their van, looking for drunks or criminals they can beat up with their batons. Lately witnesses saw them pick up a drunk who later was found dead. The four policemen deny any knowledge. Police inspector Jarnebring gets the case and finds out that these four policemen have been reported for 22 cases of police brutality. Shortly after, another criminal dies in their van... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

I kväll begår en man ett mord på din biograf. Hur mycket vet polisen? (Tonight a man commits a murder at your movie theater. How much does the police know?)

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

31 October 1986 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Name of the Law See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The story is loosely based on the well known "Basebollligan" (baseball gang) - a bunch of brutish policemen from Norrmalm (City of Stockholm) who where known to beat up criminals. The group was split up after the death of a drug addict in the beginning of the 1980's. According to one source, they actually played marching music during their beatings. See more »

Connections

Follows Profitörerna (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Björneborgarnas marsch
Composed by Christian Fredric Kress
Lyrics written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg
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20 July 2001 | by hanserikSee all my reviews

The best film I ever seen! A thrilling drama comedy with great actors. This film have everything. The author make joke of the "law and order" with no end! You must see it!


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