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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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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)

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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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When George aims to take a shot at the fleeing bank robber on the bicycle and fires, 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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DI Jack Regan: We've gotta flop on that jug that Harry was talking about.
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The Nutcracker - Waltz of Flowers
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Performed by Prague Philharmonic
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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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