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Sweeney 2 (1978)

Second theatrical spin-off from the popular 1970's police series. Regan and Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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Tom Clegg

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin, Ian Kennedy Martin (TV series The Sweeney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter
Denholm Elliott ... Jupp
Ken Hutchison ... Hill
Anna Gaël ... Mrs. Hill (as Anna Gael)
Barry Stanton ... Big John
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Willard
David Casey David Casey ... Goodyear
Derrick O'Connor ... Llewellyn
John Alkin John Alkin ... Det. Sgt. Tom Daniels
James Warrior James Warrior ... Det. Con. Jellyneck
Guy Standeven ... Logan - Bank Manager
Brian Gwaspari Brian Gwaspari ... White
Frederick Treves ... McKyle
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Harry - Villain
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Second theatrical spin-off from the popular 1970's police series. Regan and Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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They're back - tougher than ever!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Desafio de Sweeney See more »

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Production Co:

EMI Films, Euston Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the Season 4 episode Hard Men, which was made the same year as this movie, 1978, James Warrior, who plays the quirky detective Jellyneck, was directed to do certain things to distinguish his character, including picking his nose, which he does in several scenes in this movie as well, including one that also opens the trailer: when the men are looking at women crossing the street during a stakeout. See more »

Goofs

When Regan is talking to the telephone operator in the hotel where the bomb is being defused, one shot shows the mouthpiece of the operator's headset pointing correctly towards her mouth. However in the next shot from the opposite side, the mouthpiece is pointing in the wrong direction, away from her mouth. See more »

Quotes

[the squad are watching a film of Shirley Hicks doing a provocative dance draped over the bonnet of a Panther sports car. Jellyneck is boring everyone with facts about the car]
Det. Con. Jellyneck: Do you realise that every single moving part of that has been machined by hand?
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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"What was that Robert Redford movie? Deep Throat?"
11 December 2007 | by udar55See all my reviews

Thaw and Waterman return to their famous roles in this theatrical sequel. This time Detectives Regan and Carter are tracking a group of bank robbers who always nab £100,000 and leave any amount over that in the getaway car. Regan is able to crack the case thanks to his Flying Squad team and some help from his corrupt, imprisoned former Chief (Denholm Elliott). This is a lot darker that SWEENEY! but still features some humor (mostly with Regan spouting off on hapless underlings). Like the first film, there are some shockingly violent set pieces. The only odd bit is a 15-minute detour where the boys go to a hotel to disarm a bomb. It is completely pointless, appears midway through, and reeks of something shot afterward to pad out the film's running time.


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