Beck (1997– )
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Spår i mörker 

A serial killer that decapitates people is on the loose in the Stockholm subway. Martin Beck and his colleagues try to catch the killer, while the panic in the city increases.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Martin Beck
... Gunvald Larsson
... Lena Klingström
Cecilia Häll ... Annika
Carlo Schmidt ... Erik Lindgren
... Joakim Wersén
Kasper Lindström ... Jens
... Magnusson
Margareta Niss ... Erström
... Grannen
... Inger
Fredrik Ultvedt ... Loftegård
... John Banck
Boman Oscarsson ... Reporter
Daniel Larsson ... Yngling


Commissioner Beck and colleague-lover Lena Klingström finally booked a common holiday, but soon find neither con concentrate on it after Gunvald Larsson and the press report an apparently senseless slash-murder in the Stockholm metro system, so Lena prefers to return. Sulking Beck is made team leader of a task force, which soon includes other corps. The home of missing conductor Erik, on whose shift a murder was committed, Beck is alarmed finding elaborate network plans, and an Internet-sign for "death". Beck looses charge, having made no progress after three more murders, but disagree with terror specialists comparing the case to the religious fanatics' Tokyo poisoned gas slaughter. The tunnel system is closed and searched, Beck finds Erik hiding there, fearing his sister Annika's young video-gaming-in-real-life gang, which stages power cuts to reach a higher level by bloody killing. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

19 September 1998 (Germany)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Even though this is the eighth and last episode of season 1, it was in fact the second to be released (theatrically, with the poster title "Beck 2: Spår i mörker"). See more »


When Beck is showed the computer game in the police HQ, the title screen says Ultimate Doom, but when the police find the kids' hiding place, the screens all say Marathon 2. See more »

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The best film in the new Beck series. Beautiful!
7 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This one is a must see!

The difference between this film and the other "new" Beck films is huge. I don´t know why but it could be that the director of the other films, Harald Hamrell has been replaced by Danish director Morten Anfred. This film has got a totally different go than the others rather lame films (and a great story) Four people are being brutally murdered in the Stockholm subway and Martin Beck and his group gets the case. They start up a hunt for the murder(ers) in the tunnels. The story is much more complicated than that, but i wont reveal too much.

Anyway. This is a great, swedish movie. A gold star too the performance of Mikael Persbrandt as Gunvald Larsson. If you ever get the chance too see it, take it! /Erik Nordlund

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