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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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Cast

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George Carter (as Ben Drew)
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Francis Allen
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Harry
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DC Kara Clarke
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Johnny Wextru
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Evelyn Simmonds
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DC Nathan Miller
Kevin Michaels ...
Makin Trebolt
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Megan Barret
Tayo Walker-Allen ...
Neil
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Act like a criminal to catch a criminal

Genres:

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 USA:

$20,321, 3 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,345, 10 March 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although Regan and Carter are shown driving cars, the real Flying Squad have specialist drivers. All they do is drive, and are trained to exceptional levels. The most senior officer in a car would sit in the front passenger seat, as was the case in the original TV series The Sweeney (1975) in which most of the driving was done by the "Bill the Driver" or other drivers. See more »

Goofs

When the character Francis Allen is told he can leave. He gets up and takes off the jump suit that been provided for him. Because he had been arrested in his underwear. After he completes removing the suit. He walks around the corner of the desk. No one in the room has moved. Except him. But as he rounds that corner his hands are now behind his back and he's handcuffed. There's no explanation for how that came to be. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Sweeney
Written by Harry South
Performed by Lorne Balfe
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What a joke compared to the 70s show
15 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is a lazy pathetic remake of a classic 70s cop show the only reason it gets 1 out of 10 from is cause of Ray Winston he is credible as jack Reagan although not as good as the original Played by the outstanding John thaw he least brings him to life with his own interpretation of the character . As for the rest of the cast are weak and wooden especially the actor who played carter maybe needed a few lessons at acting school before making at an actor his wooden as a plank of wood but that can be said of the over actors who frankly don't even try and bring some life into this tepid material that would frankly suit an Steven sea-gal action flick . Overall if you like Ray win-stone then i guess check it out but if not and liked the original 70s series stick to that .


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