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The Sweeney (2012)

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

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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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The title of the movie "The Sweeney" derives from Sweeney Todd, the cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad", which is the name of the branch of the Metropolitan Police that Regan and Carter work for. The Flying Squad specialize in investigating armed robberies and ambushing suspects in the act of their crime. They are frequently armed although not routinely as depicted in this film. See more »

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Numerous characters including George Carter refer to their police rank as Officer. This is incorrect as no such rank exists in the UK Police. The correct rank is Constable and as such, he is Detective Constable George Carter. See more »

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DC George Carter: If you're gonna tie the knot with someone make sure they're a 9 or a 3. A stunner or a complete shitter. If you fall in the middle you're fucked mate. It's never gonna work.
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Makes a good action movie
23 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a movie adaptation of the popular 1970s British television show only the setting is in modern day and with Ray Winstone and Ben Drew playing the respective roles played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in the original series.

Alone it makes a good action movie with one or two good car chases and gunfights. The storyline was reasonable even though its the sort you would see in an episode of the original series. Although Ray Winstone does well for himself, his interpretation of Jack Regan is different to how John Thaw portrayed the character if it doesn't lack any background. The interpretation of Detective Chief Inspector Frank Haskins isn't as robust as it should have been and doesn't get much screen time. Instead, a completely new character is introduced and appearing to have more emphasis than the Haskins character. One thing the makers of the movie did was capture bird's eye views of London which one could argue was a bit unnecessary. Even though a lot of movies have it and I personally don't get offended by it at all, a lot of the profanity in the dialogue was also on the unnecessary side.

I like the original television series but I'm a much bigger fan of movies, particularly action movies which is why I enjoyed it. I can understand that a lot of people who were fans of the TV show may not find this much to their satisfaction. But as far as I'm concerned, I got what I wanted from it.


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