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The Sweeper (1996)

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is ... See full summary »

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Joseph Merhi

Writers:

Joe Hart (original story by) (as Jacobsen Hart), William Applegate Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Mark Goddard
Jeff Fahey ... Dale Goddard
Ed Lauter ... Molls
Kristen Dalton ... Rachel Gill
Janet Gunn ... Melissa
Felton Perry ... Foster
Max Elliott Slade ... Young Mark
Cynda Williams ... Diane
Kathrin Middleton ... Amy (as Kathrin Lautner)
Mark Knudsen Mark Knudsen ... Molls' Stepfather
John Saint Ryan ... Richman
Jim O'Malley Jim O'Malley ... Sean
Jon Ingrassia Jon Ingrassia ... Marsh
Christopher Allport ... Grubb
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Jeremiah Pope
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Storyline

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader (Ed Lauter) who wants only to kill all criminals and those associated with them. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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JUSTICE NOW without the constraints of the legal system

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con su propia justicia See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was 'Max Slade''s (Young Mark) final movie before he went off to pursue a career as a rock star. See more »

Goofs

The level of damage of the cars change drastically between shots during the car chase. See more »

Quotes

Sean: You want to be a cop like daddy?
Young Mark: Shit, yeah!
Dale Goddard: Watch your mouth, Mark.
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Soundtracks

Dirty Low Down
Written by Stephen Boyd and Chuck Hoover
Published by MediaScore (BMI)
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Typical action fare from PM Entertainment
11 October 2017 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE SWEEPER is another solidly enjoyable action flick from PM Entertainment, made at the height of their powers when they were churning out one action-packed bit of spectacle after another. This one has a great opening car chase involving supporting actor Jeff Fahey, before the plot moves on to maverick cop C. Thomas Howell (virtually unrecognisable behind long hair and a beard) and his efforts to get revenge on the gangsters behind his father's death. The plot is nothing special here, but there are a couple of familiar faces in the supporting cast (Ed Lauter, Fulton Perry) and the action comes thick and fast, with all of the hand-to-hand combat, shoot-outs, vehicle chases, explosions, and big, slow motion crashes that PM used to shoot so well.


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