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Sweeney 2 (1978)

 |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  April 1978 (UK)
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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Anna Gaël ...
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Willard
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Logan - Bank Manager
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Johnny Shannon ...
Harry - Villain
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Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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They're back - tougher than ever!


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The movie's signature stunt, the driving of a car through a shop-front window, or a "death defying car leap" as the publicity exclaimed, was filmed in one take with three cameras. The window was on a mezzanine floor, about ten feet (three meters) above the ground. See more »

Goofs

When Regan is talking to the telephone operator in the hotel where the bomb is being defused, one shot shows the mouthpiece of the operator's headset pointing correctly towards her mouth. However in the next shot from the opposite side, the mouthpiece is pointing in the wrong direction, away from her mouth. See more »

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[McKyle is defending Superintendent Jupp on corruption charges. Regan refuses to testify as a character witness for Jupp]
McKyle: [pompously] My client is a distinguished police officer with whom you had a close working relationship for the past three years.
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Your client is so bent that it's been impossible to hang his pictures straight on the office wall for the past twelve months!
McKyle: Isn't there such a thing as loyalty?
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Loyalty is like a girdle: it should stretch two ways.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Awful
20 May 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of The Sweeney series and also quite liked the first film. But this one is absolutely awful. First of all, there is virtually no story. The characters that made the TV series so enjoyable are just not there. Secondly, there are huge holes in the plot. Even in the times before luggage was routinely x-rayed, luggage was checked on a random basis, so bringing guns in and out of the country would have been a dangerous thing to do. And why do violent criminals allow petty fraudsters to screw them over bills? Regan and Carter are not at their best. In this film, they come across as louts and particularly Regan as downright Sleazy. The violence is pretty over the top and basically a substitute for a decent story.


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