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Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge ... See full summary »

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David Wickes

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Ranald Graham (screenplay), Ian Kennedy Martin (based on "The Sweeney" created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... D.I. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... D.S. George Carter
Barry Foster ... Elliott McQueen
Ian Bannen ... Charles Baker
Colin Welland ... Frank Chadwick
Diane Keen ... Bianca Hamilton
Michael Coles ... Johnson
Joe Melia ... Ronnie Brent
Brian Glover ... Mac
Lynda Bellingham ... Janice Wyatt
Morris Perry ... Flying Squad Cdr. Maynon
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Secret Serviceman
Nick Brimble ... D.S. Burtonshaw
John Alkin John Alkin ... D.S. Tom Daniels
Bernard Kay ... Matthews
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Storyline

Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from the force, with his partner and best mate George Carter unable to help, Jack must rely on his wits to evade deadly government hitmen and expose the real villain of the piece. Written by Anonymous

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The roughest, toughest men from London's greatest crime squad smash their way onto the big screen!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deckname Sweeny See more »

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Budget:

£130,000 (estimated)
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Euston Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Carter's preferred bathroom reading is the satirical "Private Eye Magazine". See more »

Quotes

Det. Insp. Jack Regan: You've slept with him too?
Bianca Hamilton: Oh Christ! Don't start that again! Yes, often. Separately and together. Sometimes with an audience and sometimes...
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Shut it!
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Connections

References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Two's Company
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Music by Simon Benson
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Top TV spin-off movie.
4 November 2018 | by RatedVforVinnySee all my reviews

A great film adaptation of the legendary tv series. 'Sweeney!' was a milestone for all 'Brit' Gangster' movies that followed (two decades later). See vintage 'Jags' and Ford Granada's, tearing up the streets of London; plus with an increase in violence, to give it a more brutal reality. The complicated plot was criticized for slowing the action but the 'Sweeney!', remains a great sign-of-the-times piece. Sort of dated but in the most endearing of ways.


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