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The Sweeney (2012)

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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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George Carter (as Ben Drew)
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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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DC Kara Clarke
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DC Simon Ellis
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Johnny Wextru
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Evelyn Simmonds
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DC Nathan Miller
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Makin Trebolt
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Megan Barret
Tayo Walker-Allen ...
Neil
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Jack Regan 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 Regan was having an affair with his young wife, policewoman Nancy. After Regan 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, Regan 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)  »

Also Known As:

Eidiki omada Sweeney  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,345 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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The finale of the film is set in the riverside town of Gravesend. Actually, Gravesend is home to the training centre for the Metropolitan Police's firearms teams. The villains choose to make their escape through the only town in England that is normally brimming with armed police. See more »

Goofs

When Allen is showing Regan the photographs of him on his yacht, he states that the date and time are at the top of the screen, but the date (and no time) is clearly at the bottom. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
DI Jack Regan: [to Francis Allen] You're nicked.
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Connections

Featured in Unforgettable: The Sweeney (2012) See more »

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Musak
Written by Jordan Crisp & Lloyd Perrin
Performed 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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