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Director:
Writers:
Ranald Graham (screenplay)
Ian Kennedy Martin (based on "The Sweeney" created by)
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Release Date:
January 1977 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The roughest, toughest men from London's greatest crime squad smash their way onto the big screen!
Plot:
Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Not quite as good as the show, but still a very entertaining film See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Thaw ... D.I. Jack Regan

Dennis Waterman ... D.S. George Carter
Barry Foster ... Elliott McQueen

Ian Bannen ... Charles Baker
Colin Welland ... Frank Chadwick
Diane Keen ... Bianca Hamilton
Michael Coles ... Johnson
Joe Melia ... Ronnie Brent
Brian Glover ... Mac
Lynda Bellingham ... Janice Wyatt
Morris Perry ... Flying Squad Cdr. Maynon
Paul Angelis ... Secret Serviceman

Nick Brimble ... D.S. Burtonshaw
John Alkin ... D.S. Tom Daniels

Bernard Kay ... Matthews
Antony Scott ... Johnson's Henchman
Anthony Brown ... Murder Inquiry Supt.
John Oxley ... Chadwick's Deputy Editor
Peggy Aitchison ... Carter's Neighbour
Hal Jeayes ... Manservant
Sally Osborne ... Sally

John Kane ... Special Branch Sgt.
Chris Dillinger ... Johnson's Henchman
Peter Childs ... Murder Inquiry Insp.
Alan Mitchell ... Detective Insp.
Leonard Kavanagh ... Pathologist
Anthony Woodruff ... Coroner
Michael Latimer ... P.P.S.
Matthew Long ... Traffic Police Sgt.
Joyce Grant ... McQueen's Secretary
Johnny Shannon ... Scotland Yard Duty Sgt.
David Corti ... Young Boy
Susan Skipper ... Chadwick's Secretary

Nadim Sawalha ... Chairman of the Oil Producers' Conference
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allen ... Bill the Driver (uncredited)
Del Baker ... Johnson's Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Wages Security Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Wickes 
 
Writing credits
Ranald Graham (screenplay)

Ian Kennedy Martin (based on "The Sweeney" created by)

Produced by
Ted Childs .... producer
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer
George Taylor .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Denis King 
 
Cinematography by
Dusty Miller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Burt 
 
Casting by
Marilyn Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
William Alexander  (as Bill Alexander)
 
Makeup Department
Michael Morris .... makeup artist
Mary Sturgess .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Laurie Greenwood .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Murray .... second assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger Bowles .... assistant art director
Bert Gardner .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Tony Dawe .... sound mixer
Mike Silverlock .... boom operator
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Arthur Beavis .... special effects
 
Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman G. Langley .... second unit cameraman (as Norman Langley)
John Maskall .... camera operator
John O'Donoghue .... chief electrician
Mike Proudfoot .... follow focus
Douglas Webb .... stillsman (as Doug Webb)
Paul Borg .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Murphy .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Denis King .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joy Bayley .... production assistant
Peter Harvey .... production accountant
Catherine O'Brien .... unit publicist
Stephen Pushkin .... location manager
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
89 min | 97 min (DVD)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Norway:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1991) (2003) (2007)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Garfield Morgan was asked to play Haskins again as he had done in the TV series but rejected the project as he felt the role was too small. In the end, Haskins became Matthews and Bernard Kay was cast instead.See more »
Quotes:
[Bianca is on the telephone to Elliot McQueen. The other side of the conversation is inaudible]
Bianca Hamilton:Oh, why me again?... Because he's an animal, that's why... Oh all right, all right, just this once. But only him, not all his perverted brothers. I've still got the bloody bruises.
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Movie Connections:
References North by Northwest (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
RampageSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not quite as good as the show, but still a very entertaining film, 19 May 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I absolutely love The Sweeney, it is gritty, violent and very addictive not to mention compelling and I never miss it. Then again, I am a huge John Thaw fan, having loved him since Inspector Morse. Sweeney! is not quite as good as the show, which is a classic to me, but it is a worthy film. The plot is complicated with some holes and the violence level did get quite shocking at times, but the location shooting is superb, the music is great and the action pieces are a real joy. As is the dialogue, one of the main reasons why I love the Sweeney is because of its irresistibly quotable dialogue, and here there is some really juicy dialogue. Maybe I am biased but anything Regan said stood out a lot. The direction is good, but the acting was really good bringing to life some very intriguing characters. The late great John Thaw is outstanding as Regan, and Dennis Waterman is delightful as Carter. Their chemistry together is wholly believable as well, and I also enjoyed the performances of Colin Welland, Barry Foster(actually didn't mind his accent) and Diane Keen. Overall, a worthy film with flaws and not as good as the show, but it is very entertaining on the whole. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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