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Director: Nick Love

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis

Running Time: 112 Mins

Certificate: 15

Extras: Behind the Scenes of The Sweeney, Preparing The Sweeney, Shooting in Trafalgar Square, The New Regan and Carter, Top Gear and the Caravan Park, On the Shooting Range, Animated Storyboards, Audio Commentary with Director Nick Love and Producers Allan Niblo and Chris Simon.

If you’re going to do a remake of an iconic and beloved TV cop show from way back when, here’s a tip: don’t get Nick Love (Outlaw, The Business) to write or direct it; Another tip: don’t cast rap-artist-turned-actor Ben Drew (Aka Plan B) or grizzled hard-man thespian Ray Winstone as your two leads Carter & Regan when it’s quite obvious they have no chemistry whatsoever;  And one other tip: don’t look to the dismal and downright awful The Sweeney for any kind of inspiration whatsoever. »

- Matt Dennis

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