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The Sweeper (1996)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  25 June 1996 (USA)
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A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is ... See full summary »

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Rachel Gill
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Melissa
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Amy (as Kathrin Lautner)
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Jim O'Malley ...
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Jon Ingrassia ...
Marsh
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Grubb
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Jeremiah Pope
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A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader (Ed Lauter) who wants only to kill all criminals and those associated with them. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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JUSTICE NOW without the constraints of the legal system

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Con su propia justicia  »

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This was 'Max Slade''s (Young Mark) final movie before he went off to pursue a career as a rock star. See more »

Quotes

Sean: You want to be a cop like daddy?
Young Mark: Shit, yeah!
Dale Goddard: Watch your mouth, Mark.
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Dirty Low Down
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Great balls of fire........
8 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here we have a movie that carries on screen explosions to new lofty levels. Chase scenes with exploding propane tanks and gasoline trucks, create almost continuous mayhem. So what's not to like about "The Sweeper"? Quite a bit actually, starting with a most unlikable performance by C. Thomas Howell. Long boring diatribes about things as mundane as breakfast cereals permeate this disjointed, loosely connected mess of a film. In addition, continuity problems distract, such as where broad daylight suddenly turns into the blackest night. I say this, the stunts are definitely worth checking out, so simply fast forward between fire balls, and avoid the in between. - MERK


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