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The Sweeney (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

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DCI Ivan Lewis
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Francis Allen
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Harry
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DCI Frank Haskins
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Jack Reagan is a slobbish,old style cop whose unsubtle methods usually get results,to the annoyance of internal affairs officer Lewis,who would be even more annoyed if he knew that Reagan was having an affair with his young wife,policewoman Nancy. After Reagan disobeys orders and a shoot-out in central London following a bank hold-up ends in carnage he is stripped of office and briefly imprisoned. However,thanks to the loyalty of his young protege George Carter and a little string pulling from his superior Frank Haskins Reagan is released to bring down the villains in a gun battle at Gravesend marina,ensuring the continued existence of his department - the Sweeney. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Act like a criminal to catch a criminal

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 March 2013 (USA)  »

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£3,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,321 (USA) (1 March 2013)

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$26,345 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Ray Winstone was in the Sweeney TV series as an extra in the episode The Sweeney: Loving Arms (1976). See more »

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When George aims to take a shot at the bank robber who is fleeing on the bicycle and then fires at him, a click sounds to indicate he is out of rounds. If the pistol was out of rounds then the slide would be locked in the rear position, which it is not. See more »

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DC Nancy Lewis: You look excited.
DI Jack Regan: Sorry it's your tits.
DC Nancy Lewis: They don't stick out as much as your belly.
DI Jack Regan: What you saying? I gotta lose a bit of weight?
DC Nancy Lewis: As long as you don't lose your charm as well.
DI Jack Regan: I suppose I could lose a couple of kilos for you.
DC Nancy Lewis: Oh I'm touched.
DI Jack Regan: I wish I fucking was.
DC Nancy Lewis: You're about to be.
DI Jack Regan: Yeah?
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Written by Jordan Crisp & Lloyd Perrin
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Implausible
6 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The dialogue was fine and the acting was fine, but I don't believe that an elite police squad, even London police, can be so incompetent.

Is it realistic that a group of police trained in the use of firearms should not actually be any good in shooting those firearms? The action scenes remind me of the old TV show, "The A-Team", where guns are blazing but no one seems to get hurt. Or, rather, it would, except that the bad guys have apparently been paying attention at the firing range. Surely in a real police organization, people who couldn't shoot straight, whose tactics were amateurish, who had no regard for public safety, and who had difficulty with the idea of calling for backup, should not be allowed out on the streets. More than that, I find it incomprehensible that a training program would be allowed to exist that produced such people as the end result.

As fine as the actors are, this movie does no credit to the UK police service.


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