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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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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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Eidiki omada Sweeney  »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,345 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Jeremy Clarkson was rumored to be starring as a member of the public who has his Jaguar stolen from him. See more »

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During an arrest scene one of the characters says to the suspect: "You have the right to remain silent..." This is part of the Miranda used by United States law enforcement and would not be used in the UK. In Britain the caution that must be given at the time of an arrest begins with, "You do not have to say anything but it may harm your defense if you do not mention when questioned something that you later rely on in court..." 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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A simple pleasure.
21 February 2013 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A modern-day remake of the hit TV show from the mid seventies, this British crime flick has lost none of the macho swagger, hard-boiled action and dubious morals that made its source material a fan favourite three and a half decades ago. Following the exploits of the London Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad, colloquially known as the Sweeney, writer-director Nick Love makes up for his predictable plot (which has more holes than a bullet-ridden car) by absolutely nailing the set pieces - the public Heat-esque shoot out in Trafalgar Square is outstanding - and ensuring there's never a long wait until the next loud car chase, stylish gun battle or lashing of the old ultra-violence. Ray Winstone's role as archaic Detective Inspector Jack Regan, whose methods of catching crooks is under heavy scrutiny, is the sort of gruff, don't-give-a-crap part that Winstone has perfected - although here his annoyingly forced upon accent is often hard to bear - whilst Ben Drew, aka Brit rapper Plan B, is charismatic enough to hide the lack of depth given to his second-in-charge Detective Constable George Carter. There's not much substance to this gritty thriller, but with its finely executed action sequences, unrelenting pace and cracking soundtrack, it's a greatly entertaining simple pleasure.


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