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Troy Kennedy-Martin (writer)
Ian Kennedy Martin (TV series The Sweeney)
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Release Date:
April 1978 (UK) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Bizarre, film of the series almost unrelated & unrecognisable. See more (20 total) »


  (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)

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
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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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Neither this sequel Sweeney 2 (1978) cinema movie nor its prequel Sweeney! (1977) theatrical film had a title that conformed with its source TV series title, "The Sweeney" (1975), dropping the word "The" in both cases. It would not be until the remake movie The Sweeney (2012) was made that this would occur.See more »
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 »
Barman:No music in this bar, no dancing please!See more »
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre, film of the series almost unrelated & unrecognisable., 29 March 2002
Author: tellybuff from Bedfordshire

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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