Kommissar Rex (Inspector Rex) (1994) s03e01 Episode Script

Series 3, Episode 1

1 INSPECTOR REX DEADLY RACE Hello, Control.
B is okay, I'm going to C now.
Okay.
Over.
You bastards! You should be locked up.
Great! - Where's Schuh? - He had a problem.
Arsehole! You almost killed me.
Bad loser, eh? Only if someone cheats.
Maybe you killed Max with your spotlight too.
Don't ever say that again.
The police found he was at fault.
He was by himself.
- I was way ahead of him.
- A good driver, they say.
Maybe you weren't that far ahead and you used your spotlight to win.
Cheeky.
Leave Heinzi alone.
He was faster than you.
Besides, you weren't here that time.
And if new guys talk crap, they can get lost.
You leave Heinzi alone.
- Ouch! - He's mine.
Are you crazy? Stop that.
We have to go.
The guard probably called the cops ages ago.
And I don't want the cops taking my money.
Don't go too far.
I've warned you.
One of us should get wood.
Yes, and who will it be? I'll spell it out.
Could you get some wood? You know how.
I have to work.
It's quite simple.
Perhaps before we freeze to death That would be great.
What's wrong? He'll make me do it again.
It's getting cold.
Where's the wood? Oh, the door's stuck.
I forgot.
Wait I'll show you how to do it.
Push firmly against it.
Do you see? Push it firmly.
Right.
No more excuses.
Go on.
Voilà You come here at night to tell me that? Just forget the whole thing.
It can't be changed.
Cheers.
Do you want to smoke? You're not very talkative.
The boss insisted that the office be painted.
I can see why.
You guys work round the clock, so you want it cosy.
No, but when HÃllerer cooks the walls get splattered.
And we have work to do.
What's all the fuss about? Sausages burst for everyone.
I wonder why I'm moving all Stockinger's files.
Don't wonder.
That's why I'm helping.
Obviously.
- We've almost finished.
- Take your time.
We won't be finished for a while.
Time is money and money is beer.
Hey, Edo, give me my ham roll.
Well? Mr Jäger I'm from the gas company.
I've come to read the meter.
Mr Jäger.
You were notified, Mr Jäger.
Please open up.
Good Lord! Hey, are you settling in? I'll open a pipe Shop- I thought, seeing Stockinger has left and you don't have a replacement, I could help out.
What will really happen? It's simple.
I'll sit at this desk smoke one pipe after another and work my way through Stockinger's files.
Files.
That's a good idea.
Here are Stockinger's files.
You can start right now.
Sorry, I didn't really mean it.
Moser.
- Hi, Leo.
- Hello, Richard.
Someone killed the poor fellow twice.
Several hard blows with a long object, half of them fatal.
- Unpremeditated? - Yes.
But there's no weapon.
The killer must have taken it with him.
Anything else? He was knocked down from the front, then struck from behind.
There are a couple of longish lacerations that indicate it was a long object, possibly metal.
There were fractures, but he died from an epidural haematoma.
What's that? Ah, a brain haemorrhage.
When? Rigor mortis has set in.
He was killed 6-9 hours ago.
Late last night.
Good morning.
Hi, Leo.
The caretaker said the victim had a girlfriend.
Andrea Jandl.
She was with him until about 11.
Where is she? If you want a tyre changed, join the queue.
There are four cars waiting.
Are you Andrea Jandl? - For 22 years.
- Really.
- And you? - Moser, Crime Squad.
- Looking for a stolen car? - No, for you.
- Do you know a Heinz Jäger? - Yes.
What about him? He's dead.
Murdered.
What? You were at his place last night.
Is there anywhere we can talk? We had a fight about Birgit.
She's been after him for ages.
But that doesn't mean I killed him.
No one's saying you did.
Apart from you, who else had a motive to kill Heinz? The new guy.
He's been with us two weeks.
What do you mean, us? It's a kind of drag racing club.
We meet sometimes and race each other.
What sort of races? We drive at the gasworks.
No one's there at night.
And the new guy What was his name? I didn't tell you his name.
- Oh.
- It's Christian Schuh.
What happened between him and Heinz Jäger? He and Heinz had a race.
Schuh claimed that Heinz blinded him and that's why he won.
What does Schuh look like? Rather slight build.
Blond.
Drives an Escort.
Where can I find him? He's not working and I don't know his address.
But he comes to the site most nights.
Hi, HÃllerer.
Would you check out a Christian Schuh? Aged between 25 and 30, blond, slight build.
No clues as to his address.
I'd still like to know where he is.
Was he killed with a tool like this? Yes.
The injuries point to that.
I'll examine it now.
I found tiny traces of oil in the man's head injuries.
The analysis shows it's synthetic oil, such as the oil used in cars.
So the weapon could be from a workshop? - You have to find that out.
- I'm doing that.
Tell me, could a woman have done it? Possibly.
A spanner is heavy enough.
You don't need great strength to kill someone with one.
Richard, I've had no luck tracing Christian Schuh.
The Schuhs I found don't fit your description.
There's an 8-year-old, a 72-year-old, and so on.
I've had others checked too but there's no Christian Schuh.
So you know where he is? Great.
Then why do you make me search? HÃllerer Know how I feel? It's just like the old days.
The new guy isn't here.
He's strange.
- Do you know what he does? - No idea.
He doesn't say much.
Except yesterday.
I've never seen him so furious.
Do you think he killed Heinz? He'd be capable of it.
He always seems very cool, but - He's a wild driver.
- He'll break his neck one day.
We're the ones that hot up their cars.
We don't break even with our racing carts.
We need their money.
- It's as simple as that.
- Okay.
What's up? Why are you staring at me? The police came to see me.
Heinz has been murdered.
- What? - I called all the gang.
I just wanted to surprise you.
Surprise? - Do you think I did it? - I was at his place until 11.
He was still alive.
Someone came and killed him.
And you argued with him yesterday.
That's quite ridiculous.
Yes.
He cheated me in the race yesterday.
But that's no reason to kill him.
Cool it.
Andrea could have done it too.
Heinz was going to dump her for me, and she knew.
You're crazy.
He'd never have left me.
Not for a slut like you.
He always said I was better in bed than you.
You rotten bitch.
What is it? Well? Stop that! It's pointless getting stuck into each other.
The police can find out who killed Heinz.
We'll sort it out among ourselves.
But you can't take the law into your own hands.
What if you get the wrong person? Sorry to disturb you.
Crime Squad.
Congratulations.
What do you want? To talk to you.
Are you Christian Schuh? I won't say a word without an arrest warrant.
A professional.
But you will show me your papers.
Leave them in there.
What have we here? Do you have a gun license or something? Yes, I do.
Unfortunately I've mislaid it.
Where? Don't you know? No.
You see I'm not alone.
I'll talk to each of you.
Number one.
Rex Will you show me your license? Or have you mislaid that too? Christian Schuh.
Born 25 May 1967 in Vienna.
Where do you live? Ottakringerstrasse 124.
- You're not registered.
- I was away for a long time.
- Globetrotter.
Where? - Abroad for ten years.
Germany, Spain, France.
Worked a bit.
- Where do you work? - Nowhere.
- What are you living on? - Savings.
I've had enough.
I'm going to have a smoke.
Maybe you were at home, but you need witnesses.
You have no alibi, Mr Schuh.
Why would I kill Heinz? There was an argument.
Didn't he cheat in the race? Are you trying to pin something on me? It might happen if you don't find your gun license.
When you find it, call me.
We'll keep this until then.
Hi.
- The gun isn't registered? - Maybe it is.
The serial number has been filed off.
- I'll do a firing test.
- How long will it take? I'll compare the marks on the bullet and shell with similar ones in our files.
Then we'll at least know if the gun was used in a crime.
Maybe we'll find out who used it, too.
- So it may take a while.
- Quite a while.
- The new guy can burn rubber.
- Someone else was better.
I know who you mean, Dad.
You have to accept the fact that my brother's dead.
Who do you think killed Heinz? I have an idea who it was.
Oh? Who? Hello.
The carburettor's running too rich.
- It needs more power.
- Right Now that Heinz is dead you're the fastest driver anyway.
That would be a motive, wouldn't it? - What are you doing here? - I like talking.
- Why not see me at home? - You weren't there.
So I thought you'd be here, but you have no Do you want to talk to me? Okay.
- Then get in.
- Good idea.
- Ready? - Yes.
- Is everything okay? - Why not? - Found the gun license? - In the glovebox.
It's new.
But I can't give it back.
The serial number's filed off.
Where did you get the pistol? I bought it at the station, from a Pole.
A Pole? We're doing a firing test.
If the gun's not clean, you've got problems.
- Lucky I didn't have breakfast.
- Really? Could you have a false name and forged passport? If we find out your identity, that's three offences.
Thanks.
Most impressive.
- He's a good driver, eh? - Well I've seen better.
So have I.
But not many.
It's not hard to do a few laps of this track.
- I'd like to talk to you.
- I can't help.
I don't know anything and I have to go out.
Will you stay if I race him? Yes.
I'll watch that.
I'll bet 500 on the new guy.
Okay.
You're on.
A thousand? You're on.
- We'll talk afterwards.
- If you win.
- Which way? - I'll show you.
One practice lap then a two-lap race.
Rex, stay here.
I'll be right back.
Congratulations.
Where did you learn to drive? At driving school.
Have you seen my dog? Look at you.
Have you been tidying up the warehouse? I owe you 1000 schillings.
Forget it.
Let me drive the racing cart and we're quits.
Sorry, no.
We can't run the cart raceway any more.
Why not? There were complaints about the noise, so we had to close.
We had races here every weekend.
- Were the club people here too? - Some of them grew up here.
Those were good times.
- Is this yours? - Yes.
VB.
Did you race? Mountain racing.
Third at Kreisberg.
- Why not now? - It was always expensive.
Do you know Christian Schuh well? What does he do? All I know is that he's a good driver.
Moser.
Thank you.
We'll take a look.
He didn't even try to take the seal off carefully.
Either he was in a hurry or he has good nerves.
And he didn't damage the lock.
A trophy- -- He took a trophy with him.
Why? The cart racing trophy is missing.
The bullets were clearly fired from the same gun.
The notches match.
There's more evidence.
The firing pin and the detonator don't meet in the middle, but slightly to the left.
- Is it in the file? - It sure is It was used in a robbery five years ago.
- We caught the offenders.
- And the gun? We confiscated it.
It was in our depot until three months ago.
Who took it out? An officer from the Youth Crime Department borrowed it.
So he's one of us.
I thought so.
Hello, Herbert.
I got the new exhaust manifold.
Install it and I can't lose.
Okay.
But you'll have to wait until I finish this.
Okay.
Did Andrea tell you about Heinz's murder? Yes.
She was devastated.
It's strange somehow You told someone in the group Heinz was beaten to death.
That's probably what Andrea told me.
I asked her.
She said he'd been murdered, not how.
What are you saying? Six weeks ago, Heinz raced your younger son Max.
Max crashed into a lamp post and died.
Two of the group saw it.
They kept their mouths shut.
But Heinz blinded me with his spotlight, so you must know that he killed Max too.
So? Stay there! I'm arresting you for the murder of Heinz Jäger, Mr Gasser.
Christian Christian! What's with my father? You know very well.
What happened to him? He was unconscious.
Your dog saved his life.
Oh, the dog.
Who dragged him out? I didn't want my father to kill anyone else.
I told him about Heinz's trick with the spotlight and said he must have blinded my brother too.
I never thought he'd kill Heinz.
Do you know why he took the trophy? Heinz won the trophy in a cart race here.
But he cheated.
I always thought he hadn't earned the trophy.
I tried to teach my boys something different Fairness.
But the way they drive They just speed.
Everyone for himself, without any brain.
Did you know that your father killed him? I thought he had, but hoped and wished that he hadn't.
You suspected Christian Schuh at first.
Him? He's one of us.
How did you know? I was close to solving Max Gasser's death, so I didn't tell Moser about my investigation.
Sorry.
You could have told me when we were in the car.
You know that undercover cops don't blow their cover, not even to other cops.
- Oh? - Yes.
And I wanted to solve the case myself.
I'm sure that was part of it, Mr BÃck.
Why is it suddenly BÃck? This young man has been assigned to our group from today.
A replacement for Stockinger.
So you won't need me.
Thank God.
Now I can spend time in cafes smoking and playing chess, and forget about Stocki's files Pity.
Do you think our new colleague likes ham rolls? Yes.
So now there's someone who'll buy four every day.
And a bone for Rex.
I owe him.
Want some, or have you had enough?