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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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Jupp
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Hill
Anna Gaël ...
Mrs. Hill (as Anna Gael)
Barry Stanton ...
Big John
John Flanagan ...
Willard
David Casey ...
Goodyear
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Llewellyn
John Alkin ...
James Warrior ...
Guy Standeven ...
Logan - Bank Manager
Brian Gwaspari ...
White
Frederick Treves ...
McKyle
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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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 »

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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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Det. Insp. Jack Regan: No DOGS. The last time we had dogs, they bit every man present but the villains.
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Det. Insp. Jack Regan: I think they train them to bite squad officers.
Soames: That's not true, sir.
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Will you belt up, Soames. Who fuckin' asked you?
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Follows Armchair Cinema: Regan (1974) See more »

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Bizarre, film of the series almost unrelated & unrecognisable.
29 March 2002 | by (Bedfordshire) – See all my reviews

This film from the outset feels like something someone has written whilst high as a kite. The attraction of the Sweeney series is the pace of the plot, the running gags and sarcastic humour all the way through the film. This is a bit like watching John Thaw playing a different part whilst still called Regan. It almost plays like a book. The 'plot' or what there is of it, is split into several mini parts. Some of them have no resemblance whatsoever to the main crime being commited during the film. A gang of criminals goes round London pulling 'blags' on several large Metropolitan banks. They only take the equivalent of $100,000 from each one and leave the rest in the getaway cars. Weirdly, and although much is made of this during the film, itis never actually explained why this figure is required. It is one very strange film where you feel like time is moving very slowly and you are almost watching the events unfold in real time. The film lasts almost 2 hours but in truth could probably have been done properly in 1 hour comfortably. If you are a fan of the original series and are expecting the same you are in for disappointment. Its not the series and its not half as amusing.


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