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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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) (3 March 2013)

Gross:

$26,345 (USA) (10 March 2013)
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The presenters and production team from Top Gear assisted in planning and filming the car chase scene. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were credited as stunt performers. See more »

Goofs

Uk prisons use a Telephone PIN system and a prisoner can only make phone calls to numbers that have been checked and vetted this is to stop prisoners harassing victims and witnesses or talking to anybody involved in the case/crime they are imprisoned for. It takes several days to add a number to a prisoners PIN and even if enough time had passed to do this it is unlikely Jack would be allowed to contact Carter as he attempts to do in the movie. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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The Sweeney
Written by Harry South
Performed by Lorne Balfe
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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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