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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:
Cheers Guv'nor 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)

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:
First of two "Sweeney" movies in what was to become a 1970s British two film franchise until the remake re-boot The Sweeney (2012).See more »
Quotes:
Bianca Hamilton:I'm a whore - that's what I am!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Magnificent Seven (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Glittering MudSee more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Cheers Guv'nor, 29 October 2005
Author: markmartin2305 from United Kingdom

A no frills film in keeping with the series, the genre and the time.

This is a film about edgy London police in an edgy London in the edgy 70's. You could of course substitute "edgy" for "dodgy" in the above sentence and it would still be true...

For those of us around in the 70's it, like the series, is fantastically atmospheric. The hair, the clobber (look out for Regan's green anorak), the boozers, the motors, the women.

The plot is far less important than the characters who are all superb, and a particular mention for the young (and very beautiful) Diane Keen, and to a lesser extent Linda Bellingham - whose nudity makes you look at those OXO adverts very differently (or it would if they were still on) The film also gives some extra scope to the relationship between Regan & Carter, and there are some edgy moments between the 2, starting with their morning-after-the-night-before and culminating in the dramatic ending and indeed the film's last words. One of the many things I liked about the Sweeney was its realism and how it didn't portray its main characters as heroes but showed their dark sides and their failures.

I loved the TV Sweeney, for me John Thaw's (God rest his soul) Regan is one of, if not the, best TV characters of all time and this is an appropriate and very satisfying movie length "episode" Hollywood it ain't guv'nor, and for me thats what makes it the boll***s.

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