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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:
Sweeney one of the better spin-off adaptations See more (16 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:
Lewis Alexander ... McQueen Party Guest (uncredited)
Tony Allen ... Bill the Driver (uncredited)
Del Baker ... Johnson's Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Wages Security Guard (uncredited)
Walter Henry ... Oil Conference Executive (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ... Man at Hotel (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... McQueen Party Guest (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:
Det. Insp. Jack Regan:Now listen, little lord spymaster: you may be Special Branch but that doesn't make you God almighty!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Unforgettable John Thaw (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love of a LifetimeSee more »

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Sweeney one of the better spin-off adaptations, 26 May 2015
Author: jamesbowen-96647 from United Kingdom

Sweeney was made in 1977 where television shows of that decade in the 70s where being made into big screen adaptations e.g man about the house , George and Mildred they are two examples of what where good shows which failed massively to capture the essence of what made them so popular to view every week in the thatcherised Britain of the 70s . Anyway Sweeney is one of those rare spin-off movies which actually works simply because it delivers the 3 elements that made the series so popular drama , action , excitement , for an interesting 90 minutes in which when an informants girlfriend is murdered he asks Reagan to investigate and he ends up finding himself knee deep in corruption and murder when various connections of a political cabinet leader Elliot mcqueen played by Barry foster start being murdered and Reagan must rely on his wits to evade deadly hit-men and corrupt police officials when he is suspended from the force and is on his own without his skipper George carter played by the excellent if somewhat underused Dennis waterman who insists to jack he cant get involved . What it boils down to is Sweeney is one of the best big screen adaptations of any show sprawned from the 70s cause it delivers the various concoction of elements which made the show a joy to view every- week as mentioned in the paragraph above . Certified x for Violence and brief nudity

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