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The Sweeney -- Sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Ray Winstone stars as a hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police in a movie based on the 1970s TV show
The Sweeney -- A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police.
The Sweeney -- Ray Winstone stars as the hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.
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Act like a criminal to catch a criminal
A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ray Winstone ... DI Jack Regan

Ben Drew ... DC George Carter

Hayley Atwell ... DC Nancy Lewis

Steven Mackintosh ... DCI Ivan Lewis

Paul Anderson ... Francis Allen

Alan Ford ... Harry

Damian Lewis ... DCI Frank Haskins

Caroline Chikezie ... DC Kara Clarke

Allen Leech ... DC Simon Ellis

Ronnie Fox ... Johnny Wextru

Michael Wildman ... Evelyn Simmonds

Steven Waddington ... DC Nathan Miller
Kevin Michaels ... Makin Trebolt

Kara Tointon ... Megan Barret
Tayo Walker-Allen ... Neil

Allan Corduner ... Doctor

Nick Nevern ... Freddy

Ed Skrein ... David
Dean Harrison ... Mikey
George Anton ... Screw
Joan Blackham ... Landlady
Max Bennett ... Symes
John Warnaby ... Mr. Bledisloe
Lee Whitlock ... Whiting
Zora Suleman ... Reporter
Matthew Hilliker ... Robber 1
Matthew Thirlwall ... Robber 2

Mark Killeen ... Spook 1
Aleksandra Mikic ... Thug 1

Josh Myers ... Armed Officer (as Joshua Myers)
Florence Brudenell-Bruce ... Young Bank Lady
Sonny Muslim ... Sabaru Driver 1
Alex Austin ... Sabaru Driver 2
Ruby Wild ... Girl
Jack Cooper ... Spook 2
Marina Niel ... Natalija Wolscat
Tony Lucken ... Sawn Off
Julia Deakin ... Older Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kishore Bhatt ... Warehouse Manager
Plamen Bonev ... Ivan Cab Office Owner
Sara Al-Tahan ... Restaurant Diner (uncredited)

Cleo Bianca Anderson ... Girl at Bar (uncredited)
Raj Awasti ... Shop Manager (uncredited)
Katharine Blackshaw ... Office Worker and Tourist (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell ... Passenger on Train (uncredited)
Hannah Blamires ... Plainclothes Police Officer (uncredited)
Steven Borrie ... Prison Officer (uncredited)
Mike Burton Phillipson ... Scene of Crime Officer (uncredited)
Eric Campbell ... Sweeney CID Officer (uncredited)

Terry Lee Coker ... Prison Gang Member (uncredited)
James Cotter ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Chris Cowlin ... CID Officer (uncredited)

Lee Craven ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Richard Crehan ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tony Currier ... Sweeney Plain Clothes (uncredited)

Simon DeSilva ... Bank Security Guard (uncredited)
John Duggan ... Prison Warden (uncredited)

Mark Tristan Eccles ... Disgruntled Diner (uncredited)

Darren Sean Enright ... Pool Hall Gambler (uncredited)
James a FitzGerald ... Bullion Worker (uncredited)

Emma Fletcher ... Witness (uncredited)

Susan Fordham ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Jensen Freeman ... City Banker (uncredited)
Robert Groom ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Valeria Guarini ... Library-goer (uncredited)
Ignacio Guirado ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Lee Hardy ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Daniel Harland ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Claude Hoadley ... Ellis's Date (uncredited)

Dan Raynham III ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Stewart James ... Michaels (uncredited)

Todd Von Joel ... Flying Squad Officer (uncredited)
Jonas Khan ... Young Police Officer (uncredited)

Chonradee Kulthap ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Jess Liaudin ... Pool Hall Bouncer (uncredited)
Garry Marriott ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ... Sweeney CID Officer (uncredited)

Pete Meads ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Barry Miller ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Matthew Mohseni ... Thug (uncredited)

Jon L. Morris ... Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
Reggie Offeh ... Businessman (uncredited)

James Michael Rankin ... Prison Warden (uncredited)
Anna Ray ... Restaurant Diner (uncredited)

Dean Roberts ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Kyri Saphiris ... Vasilije (uncredited)
Santi Scinelli ... Tourist (uncredited)

Emeka Sesay ... Sam (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... Prison Van Warder (uncredited)

June Smith ... City Worker Extra (uncredited)
Neil Alexander Smith ... HQ Security Guard (uncredited)
Darran Specter ... Voice (voice) (uncredited)

David Speed ... Forensic Police Officer (uncredited)

Frank Stone ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Sami Tesfay ... Businessman (uncredited)

Gerald Tomkinson ... Librarian (uncredited)

Gareth Turkington ... Sawnoff (voice) (uncredited)

Julie Vollono ... Teacher (uncredited)

Jon Wennington ... Private Bank Customer (uncredited)
Nick Wilkinson ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Ella Wragg ... Girl at Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Love 
Writing credits
Nick Love (written by) and
John Hodge (written by)

Ian Kennedy Martin (source material)

Produced by
Caroline Levy .... co-producer
Andrew Macdonald .... executive producer
Allan Niblo .... producer
Rupert Preston .... producer
James Richardson .... producer
Christopher Simon .... producer
Felix Vossen .... producer
Original Music by
Lorne Balfe 
Cinematography by
Simon Dennis 
Film Editing by
James Herbert 
Casting by
Gary Davy 
Production Design by
Morgan Kennedy 
Art Direction by
Gerard Bryan 
Set Decoration by
Kate Guyan 
Costume Design by
Andrew Cox 
Makeup Department
Michael Byrne .... prosthetic technician
Steven Byrne .... prosthetics technician
Lucy Cain .... hair and make up designer
Jemma Harwood .... assistant makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics supervisor
Production Management
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Louise Killin .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Bryce .... second unit director
Benjamin Edwards .... first assistant director: car chase unit
Helen Kasparian .... crowd second assistant director
Jamie Macdermott .... first assistant director
Andrew Mannion .... second assistant director
Samuel Andrew Smith .... third assistant director (as Samuel Smith)
Tom Fenwick Smith .... third assistant director
Art Department
Bryony Bradford .... assistant art director
Garry Dawson .... property master
Dave Reed .... construction manager
Ellie Shanks .... production buyer
Sophie Tarver .... prop maker
Joe Withers .... standby art director
Sound Department
Grant Berry .... sound effects recordist
Simon Bysshe .... boom operator
Enos Desjardins .... sound effects editor
Udit Duseja .... sound effects editor
Russell Edwards .... sound mixer: second unit
Clemens Endreß .... foley artist
Clemens Endreß .... foley editor
Tobias Fleig .... sound re-recording mixer
Jamie G. .... sound editor (as Jamie Gordon)
David Giles .... sound trainee
Roland Heap .... supervising sound designer
Peter Hodges .... adr recording
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Joe Nattrass .... sound effects recordist
Marc Specter .... dialogue editor
John Steele .... sound re-recording engineer
Simon J. Willis .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Graham Aikman .... pyrotechnician
Neal Champion .... pyrotechnics supervisor
Giles Hannagan .... special effects assistant
Bernard Newton .... pyrotechnician
Paul Scotson .... special effects technician
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Seb Barker .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Forrester .... digital compositor
Carl Godwin-Alvarez .... digital clean-up
Pau Viladot .... visual effects artist
Ernest Dios .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Lloyd Bass .... stunts
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Stephanie Carey .... stunt performer
Stuart Clark .... stunt performer
Jeremy Clarkson .... stunts
Andre D'Cruze .... precision stunt driver
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer
Ben Dimmock .... stunt performer
Levan Doran .... stunt double
Levan Doran .... stunt double: Ben Drew
Jamie Edgell .... stunt performer
Niki Faulkner .... precision driver
Stuart Frift .... stunt performer
Richard Hammond .... stunts
Tidd James .... stunt performer
Gary Kane .... stunt performer
Derek Lea .... stunt performer
Maurice Lee .... stunt performer
Guy List .... stunt performer
Tony Lucken .... stunt coordinator
James May .... stunts
Kim McGarrity .... stunt performer
Erol Mehmet .... stunt performer
David Newton .... stunt double: Ben Drew
Ray Nicholas .... stunt performer
Brian Nickels .... stunt performer
Andreas Petrides .... stunt performer
Seon Rogers .... stunt performer
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Gabriel Albuquerque .... second assistant camera: dailies
Ionut Apetroae .... electrician
David Baker .... generator operator/electrician
Daniel Bishop .... b camera operator
Daniel Bishop .... steadicam operator
Rogan Brown .... assistant grip
Leo Bund .... additional steadicam operator
Zak Chowdhury .... still photographer
Jon Garwes .... camera operator
Chris Georgas .... gaffer
Tristan Hey .... digital imaging technician
Des Hills .... russian arm precision driver
Jason Iqbal .... first assistant camera: steadicam
Chris Kane .... focus puller: second unit
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator
Michael Kinsella-Perks .... camera trainee
Stefan R. Krzysiak .... second assistant camera
Mary Lobb .... digital imaging technician
Laurentiu Maria .... studio electrician
Seán McDermott .... clapper loader
James Mossahebi .... assistant camera
Toby Plaskitt .... russian arm operator
Iain Thomson .... additional first assistant camera
Luke Varley .... still photographer
Tom Walden .... b camera loader
Anthony Ward .... key grip
Casting Department
Daniel Edwards .... casting assistant
Leoni Kibbey .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annette Allen .... costume buyer
Mollie Barr .... key costumer
Nick Howard .... costume trainee
Lupt Utama .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Paul Apted .... assistant editor
Rachael Ellis .... post-production coordinator
Robbie Gibbon .... assistant editor
Philip Hedgecock .... first assistant editor
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Caite Ni'Ceileachair .... post-production coordinator
Dominic Stabb .... assistant editor
David Steinberger .... project manager: The Post Republic
Music Department
David Paul Dorn .... music editor
Lol Hammond .... music supervisor
Andrew Kawczynski .... ambient music designer
Simon Platz .... music publisher
Amanda Street .... music consultant
Vicki Williams .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Warren Deluce .... driver: Ben Drew
Lee Edwards .... driver: Nick Love
Steve Hammick .... prop transport
Other crew
Tim Basevi .... assistant accountant
Jack Bowman .... adr supporting artist
Darren Bransford .... adr supporting artist
Jay Brown .... adr supporting artist
Cornelius Clarke .... adr supporting artist
Errol Clarke .... adr supporting artist
Thomas Dixon .... production coordinator: reshoots
Sarah Doresit .... adr supporting artist
Maura Duffy .... adr supporting artist
David Elliot .... adr supporting artist
Rachel Esposti .... adr supporting artist
Isaac Ewulo .... adr supporting artist
Ed Fairweather .... production runner
Chris Fitch .... unit medic (as Chris Fitch)
Liz Garland .... adr supporting artist
Catherine Golding .... production coordinator
Steffi Green .... adr supporting artist
Andy Harriss .... health and safety/fire safety
Max Heap .... adr supporting artist
David Hempstead .... adr supporting artist
Stephen Hole .... CFO Vertigo Films
Christopher Key .... editor: EPK/making-of documentary/DVD extras
James R. Kipping .... floor runner
John Lanasis .... location manager
Matthew Lane .... location manager
Kate Loustau .... adr supporting artist
Jadran Malkovich .... additional adr voice
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (as Gary Marriott)
Garry Marriott .... unit medic
Ali Moshref .... production executive: completion guarantor
George Myer .... e.p.k. shooter/editor
Quinton Nyrienda .... adr supporting artist
Nuala O'Leary .... assistant to Christopher Simon
Nuala O'Leary .... production supervisor for embargo films
Bruce Panday .... adr supporting artist
Rob Partridge .... armourer
Dragan Pavlovic .... adr supporting artist
Jan Pearson .... head of development for embargo films
Alexander Perkins .... adr supporting artist
Yasmin Rais .... script supervisor
Millie Reeves .... adr supporting artist
Toby Rushton .... script editor
Damien Russell .... adr supporting artist
Maria Salcher .... daily floor runner: daily
Navid Salimian .... press relations
Darran Specter .... adr supporting artist
Maxine Stanley .... production accountant
Gareth Turkington .... adr supporting artist
Georgi Wronska .... floor runner/driver
Georgi Wronska .... runner
Claire Wyatt .... adr supporting artist
Darren Sean Enright .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence and language throughout and some sexual content
112 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: In the gun fight outside the private bank, the rear window of the Volvo that Jack Regan is crouching behind keeps reverting back to intact glass between shots, repeatedly shattering in the same place after being fired at.See more »
DC George Carter:He's either done all his beans and gone skint or an opportunity came his way and he simply just couldn't say no.See more »
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55 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Ignore The Plot Holes . This Is Commercial Entertainment, 13 September 2012
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Nick Love is a man with a lot of baggage . His OUTLAW DVD commentary with Danny Dyer has passed in to legend and that's not meant as a compliment . In short if Love made something of the standard of GONE WITH THE WIND or CITIZEN KANE the critics would still hate him and his movies. Of course there's very little danger of Nick Love ever making a movie masterpiece , he's not Godard or Wyler or Welles or even Danny Boyle but as someone who makes movies for British lads he's more than competent . Indeed there's a bizarre irony that this might qualify him as an autuer of sorts . Who better then to bring a classic Brit TV show to the screen ?

Well THE SWEENEY was and remains one of the greatest TV shows Britain has ever produced . Unfortunately despite having protagonists called Regan , Carter and Haskins who work for - Sweeney Todd - The Flying Squad they're not really the people we know from the TV series . Regan and Carter are a couple of detectives who are rough diamondswho bend the rules but the incisive blackly comical aspects to their characters is conspicous by its absence . They're not the same people and it's not just down to their not being played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman

That said the film is carried by the cast . Ray Winstone has made a career of playing the same cockney hardman for over 30 years and who better to play a violent anti hero than Winstone ? There's even a post modernist scene where he puts a bunch of battaries in to a sock mirroring his breakthrough role in SCUM . Ben Drew effectively resurrects his role from HARRY BROWN except this time he's working for the law and he's very good as Winstone's sidekick . Somewhat disappointing is Damien Lewis as Frank Haskins because he's given very little to do but since Lewis is a relatively big name in American television you can understand he's cast as a selling point to a US market

If there's a serious problem to the movie then it's to do with plot holes . Several times you'll be falling out of your chair saying " Wait a minute don't criminals have access to lawyers ? " or " Don't you appear before a judge if you're remanded in custody ? " but in fairness to Love you don't really notice these deficences as the director ratches up the action and violence . Ignore the plot holes and you'll have a good time at the cinema watching an enthralling and involving British action thriller which is all too rare these days

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