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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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(8 articles)
The Sweeney – review
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 15 September 2012, 4:04 PM, PDT)

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 (From The Guardian - Film News. 16 August 2012, 4:05 PM, PDT)

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Best Spin-Off By Far See more (19 total) »

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:
[to relieve the boredom during a stakeout, Llewellyn is watching busty young women walk past]
Llewellyn:Oooh. Look at that. Shouldn't be allowed. Fancy showing out in weather like this. Look, there's another one. Why does her mum give her a raincoat?
Det. Insp. Jack Regan:Why don't you belt up?
Llewellyn:It's a combination of nerves and smoking too much - I get this hard-on like a milk-bottle.
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Movie Connections:
References All the President's Men (1976)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Best Spin-Off By Far, 16 March 2007
Author: integralesixteenvalve from Nagareyama City; Japan

I will go with the majority opinion here. Sweeney 2 definitely beats Sweeney as the best film spin-off. No silly conspiracy stories, just good old fashioned blaggers and Regan and Carter doing what they do best. Not to say that Sweeney was a bad film, just it was too far removed from the series.

The story pits our favourite coppers against a gang of ex-pat blaggers who travel back to England from Malta every time they need more funds. As a highly professional, ruthless group, they are not easy to catch and Regan finds himself under the cosh, being pressured by his boss (Nigel Hawthorn) to get a result before the inquiry is taken away from them.

Sweeney 2 is more than just an extended Sweeney episode. It's considerably stronger in terms of both violence and bad language that even the ground-breaking series never approached. The fact that in the cinema it was certified 'AA' (now 15) but has always been an X/18 rated video shows that it hasn't mellowed over time.

Although the film drags badly in the middle, this is more than compensated for by the spectacular action scenes and a tense final 25 minutes. The scene where the blaggers crash a Ford Cortina through a shop window, and leaving a police car trailing in it's wake, is an absolute corker and one of the iconic images from the film (look at the video cover if you don't believe me).

Although Sweeney 2 is very much a film for fans of the series, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good police yarn. There is definite nostalgia value of the scenes of '70's London and it's great playing 'spot the familiar TV actor' as the film included the likes of Ken Hutchinson, Brian Hall, Georgina Hale and Derrick O'Connor.

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