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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 »

Director:

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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Taglines:

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

At the drug lab it is obviously full Daylight outside, but right after during the car chase it is suddenly night. 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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Featured in Shattered Lies (2002) See more »

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Dirty Low Down
Written by Stephen Boyd and Chuck Hoover
Published by MediaScore (BMI)
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check your brain at the door this is an above average "blow s*&t up" movie
18 July 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Having a past that involves his whole family getting killed and his wife leaving him (granted MANY years apart),an undercover cop is recruited by a secretive vigilante organization, after he proves to be a loose cannon.These are the times that I'm glad to have premium cable channels, as this film has no right to be this good. C. Thomas Howell is NOT a movie actor I particularly like. The writers were responsible for such crap-fests as "Direct Hit", "T-Force", and the Anna Nichole Smith travesty "Skyscraper". The I wouldn't give any of the Director previous movies the time of day. Long story short if I passed it upon a video store self, I'd keep walking, but one restless night when there was nothing else on TV & so I watched it. Was really surprised to find a pretty damn good action movie. Even Mr. Howell is pretty good in it.

My Grade: B+

Where I saw it: Showtime too

Eye Candy: Kristen Dalton as Rachel shows breasts in a shower/sex combo scene


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