MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,908 this week

Sweeney 2 (1978)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  April 1978 (UK)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 396 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (TV series The Sweeney)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 365 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1929 titles
created 29 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1719 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sweeney 2" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sweeney 2 (1978)

Sweeney 2 (1978) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sweeney 2.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sweeney! (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Manu Boyer
Stars: David Beste, Ryan Carman, Greg Velasquez
The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan
Minder (1979–1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Alexa is one of the best, but her handiwork is done for terrorists. When she is finally captured, it is up to CIA agent Graver to turn her against her latest employer who has diplomatic ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Lamas
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kathleen Kinmont, John Savage
Demon Hunter (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After resolving a situation of exorcism, the half-breed demon hunter Jake Greyman reports to Cardinal White and they realize that the demon Asmodeus is impregnating many mortals trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Ziehl
Stars: Robert Alonzo, Harlan Baird, William Bassett
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder
Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert
Arena (1989)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Manoogian
Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian
Rapture (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Agnes, a lonely teenage girl, and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farm in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up the union.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Gozzi, Dean Stockwell
Last Summer (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison
Les démons (1973)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of nun's become possessed by demons and are then tortured in a dungeon of horrors during the inquisition.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Anne Libert, Britt Nichols, Doris Thomas
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In the 16th century, a sea captain and his daughter escape a false by running away to become pirates.

Director: Mario Costa
Stars: Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scilla Gabel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Jupp
...
Hill
Anna Gaël ...
Mrs. Hill (as Anna Gael)
Barry Stanton ...
Big John
John Flanagan ...
Willard
David Casey ...
Goodyear
...
Llewellyn
John Alkin ...
James Warrior ...
Guy Standeven ...
Logan - Bank Manager
Brian Gwaspari ...
White
Frederick Treves ...
McKyle
Johnny Shannon ...
Harry - Villain
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're back - tougher than ever!


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1978 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I symmoria tis hrysis karabinas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's signature weapon was a gold-plated Purdey (James Purdey & Sons Limited) sawn-off shot-gun. The film was made and released around just four years after The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). 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 »

Quotes

Barman: No music in this bar, no dancing please!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Bergerac: Portrait of Yesterday (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Kipper ties and expendable Cortinas
14 May 2002 | by (UK & Germany) – See all my reviews

A slightly rougher and (in the last 15 minutes or so) more violent & gory spin-off from the TV series but with no DCI Haskins. Instead we suddenly have some bloke who looks like Sir Humphrey off `Yes Minister' playing Regan's & Carter's boss. The plot is a bit disjointed in places. Basically it's about a gang of `armed blaggers' toting gold sawn-offs and alarming '70s hairdos who jet in from Malta every so often to turn over some London bank. But then halfway through, the focus suddenly switches to some French-speaking `geezer' from Beirut in a hotel disarming a bomb in his room. He has absolutely nothing to do with the armed blaggers, but we stay with him for a good 20 minutes as George Carter dresses up as room service, takes him a large Scotch and ends up helping him disarm the bomb while all the other coppers have an impromptu booze-up downstairs in the hotel bar. No explanation as to who he is, where the bomb came from and what he's doing there, except for later on when Regan tells Carter `by the way' that `the geezer with the bomb' was with the CIA. And that's it!!! We're left to fill in the many blanks ourselves as the plot goes back to the expat blaggers living it up on Malta and planning their next `job'. We learn that they steal the exact equivalent of $100,000 in every raid - no more and no less. But again, absolutely no explanation is given as to the rationale behind this. Then there's Denholm Elliot's crooked Detective Superintendent who gets `sent down' for corruption. Early on we're told that he was Regan's ex-boss and that the two had been working closely for years, but I don't recall ever seeing or even hearing of the character in the TV series (although I can't claim to have seen every episode and it's been some years since I saw the programme so maybe I've missed something). Like its parent TV series and similar shows of the era (such as `The Professionals'), Sweeney 2 sticks two fingers firmly up at the PC brigade, and that's still very refreshing to see in this day and age, when programme-makers seem to be obsessed with tokenism, `inclusiveness' and not `offending' anyone. Despite its shortcomings and plot vagaries, this is an enjoyable movie for those with fond memories of a golden age in British television and '70s nostalgics in general. A bit of a mixed bag to be sure, but worth a look.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
British censorship query ChrisN12
How many blaggers siobhan-rouse
Worth a second look? chebslad-1
Discuss Sweeney 2 (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?