A police officer is murdered with a bayonet while staying in hospital. The investigative team, lead by Martin Beck, soon discover that the man had frequently abused suspects as well as civilians but that any complaints had been ignored owing to the misguided loyalty of his colleagues. The volatile mind of the killer means that Beck has to resolve the case quickly before more people are hurt.
Director: Bo Widerberg.
Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Håkan Serner, Birgitta Valberg, Eva Remaeus, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg, Ingvar Hirdwall, Bellan Roos, Gus Dahlström, Harald Hamrell, Birgitta Valberg, Carl-Axel Heiknert, Torgny Anderberg, Folke Hjort, Gunnel Wadner.