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Director:
Writers:
Troy Kennedy-Martin (writer)
Ian Kennedy Martin (TV series The Sweeney)
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Release Date:
April 1978 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They're back - tougher than ever!
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan

Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter

Denholm Elliott ... Jupp

Ken Hutchison ... Hill
Anna Gaël ... Mrs. Hill (as Anna Gael)
Barry Stanton ... Big John
John Flanagan ... Willard
David Casey ... Goodyear

Derrick O'Connor ... Llewellyn
John Alkin ... Det. Sgt. Tom Daniels
James Warrior ... Det. Con. Jellyneck
Guy Standeven ... Logan - Bank Manager
Brian Gwaspari ... White
Frederick Treves ... McKyle
Johnny Shannon ... Harry - Villain
Clifford Kershaw ... Gloria's Father
Toby Salaman ... Doctor

Nigel Hawthorne ... Dilke
Lewis Fiander ... Gorran
Anna Nygh ... Shirley Hicks
Michael J. Jackson ... Soames
Lynn Dearth ... Mrs. White
Fiona Mollison ... Mrs. Haughton
Sarah Atkinson ... Mrs. Mead
John Lyons ... Mead
Brian Hall ... Haughton
Matthew Scurfield ... Jefferson
Gareth Milne ... Bank Teller
Sebastian Witkin ... Skateboarder
Hubert Rees ... Bank Manager
George Innes ... Pete Beale
Roddy McMillan ... Collie

Michael O'Hagan ... Doyle
Arthur Cox ... Detective
Georgina Hale ... Switchboard Girl

Patrick Malahide ... Major Conway
Max Mason ... SPG Constable
Frank Coda ... Commissionaire
Yvon Doval ... Mr. Mahmoun
Jim McManus ... Barman
John Vine ... PC
David Gillies ... PC
Seretta Wilson ... Girl
Diana Weston ... Air Hostess
George Mikell ... Superintendent
Marc Zuber ... Andy
Joe Zammit-Cardona ... Customs Official
Leon Lissek ... Cardona Alexandros
Marilyn Finlay ... School Teacher
Seymour Matthews ... Harry - Fingerprint Man
Stefan Gryff ... Nino
Michael Scholes ... Boy in Bed
Danny Rae ... Taxi Driver
Rosario Serrano ... Mrs. Konstantikis
Eamonn Jones ... Barman
Alan Ross ... Fiddler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Allen ... Bill the Driver (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Cop in Hotel Bar (uncredited)
Eric Kent ... Eric (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom Clegg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Troy Kennedy-Martin  writer
Ian Kennedy Martin  TV series The Sweeney

Produced by
Ted Childs .... producer
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer
George Taylor .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Hatch 
 
Cinematography by
Dusty Miller 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Burt 
 
Casting by
Marilyn Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
William Alexander 
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... makeup supervisor
Mary Sturgess .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Laurie Greenwood .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Murray .... second assistant director
Christopher Newman .... third assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bert Gardner .... production buyer
Terry Parr .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Derek Rye .... sound mixer
Mike Silverlock .... boom operator
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Hugh Strain .... sound editor
Ian Toynton .... sound editor
Steve Hancock .... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Arthur Beavis .... special effects
 
Stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Borg .... electrician
John Maskall .... camera operator
John O'Donoghue .... supervising electrician
Douglas Webb .... still photographer (as Doug Webb)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Murphy .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Tony Hatch .... conductor
 
Other crew
Joy Bayley .... production assistant
Peter Harvey .... production accountant
Lily Poyser .... unit publicist
Mike Proudfoot .... follow focus
Stephen Pushkin .... location manager
Jack Quarrie .... technical advisor
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 (theatrical rating) | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating)

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Trivia:
The production shoot for this picture ran for five weeks.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References All the President's Men (1976)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Kipper ties and expendable Cortinas, 14 May 2002
Author: Steve Riley from UK & Germany

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.

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