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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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Johnny Wextru
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Neil
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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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£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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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George shoots, and breaks, the rear window of the Jaguar. In a front shot a couple of minutes later, the rear window is still intact. See more »

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DC Nancy Lewis: Don't give him a reason to look up your skirt.
DI Jack Regan: As long as he ain't looking up your skirt.
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References Heat (1995) See more »

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Written by Jordan Crisp & Lloyd Perrin
Performed by Jordan Crisp & Lloyd Perrin
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Not great, you slag!
21 December 2012 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

Would love to give this good ratings, was hoping to.. But.

Opening scene was beyond stupid. The bit in the middle was daft as hell.

And the less said about the ending the better.

Great acting, just very poor script and the director should go back to film school.. (does a director not have any control??)

Note to writer/director.. Never give that kind of daft opening if you want to be taken seriously..

Or daft ending..

Or daft middle bit...


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