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Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Haber ...  Martin Beck 38 episodes, 1997-2018
Ingvar Hirdwall ...  Grannen 38 episodes, 1997-2018
Mikael Persbrandt ...  Gunvald Larsson 31 episodes, 1997-2016
Rebecka Hemse ...  Inger / ... 31 episodes, 1997-2018
Måns Nathanaelson ...  Oskar Bergman 22 episodes, 2006-2018
Peter Hüttner Peter Hüttner ...  Oljelund 22 episodes, 1997-2009
Stina Rautelin ...  Lena Klingström 16 episodes, 1997-2009
Marie Göranzon ...  Margareta Oberg / ... 16 episodes, 2001-2007


Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in Stockholm, Sweden.

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In Sweden, from where "Beck" originates, seasons 1-3 were released straight to video, with two out of the eight episodes of each season released theatrically, just like both episodes of season 4. The first season to premiere on TV was season 5. See more »


Spun-off from The Police Murderer (1994) See more »

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Beck - finally a Swedish series worth watching!
20 January 2007 | by summer_of_joySee all my reviews

To be honest I haven't seen all the Beck movies in the series, which are 21 and counting, but the ones I've seen are well worth watching! I'm from Sweden myself and have a lot of thoughts, most of them negative, regarding Swedish movies. But Beck I like and that's quite an achievement from their part. The Beck series revolves around Martin Beck, Gunvald Larsson and their colleagues at the police force in Stockholm, Sweden. Beck is a divorced, middle-aged man while Larsson is young, forward and a quite violent man (against suspects that is). Together they make a perfect team, investigating crimes committed in Sweden, around Stockholm. The movies have a well written storyline, with diverse crimes, with no fear of showing brutal murders, horrible cases, or to go outside the Swedish border, making this series of movies great! Plot twists are only to be expected at the ending, making sure that everyone is kept in the dark of the outcome until the very end, which isn't always that easy to accomplish.

The series of movies are well-known here for a couple of things; Gunvald Larsson's short temper, and his great sarcastic lines! The neighbor of Beck, who always seem to be on sick-leave - wearing a lovely neck-collar, and who always is willing to give Beck some alcohol. And last but not least; the great actors! Peter Haber and Mikael Persbrandt are brilliant in their interpretations of Beck and Larsson.

Beck comes well recommended from my part!

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