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The Sweeney (2012)

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A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Director:

Nick Love
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Winstone ... DI Jack Regan
Plan B ... George Carter (as Ben Drew)
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 Ronnie Fox ... Johnny Wextru
Michael Wildman ... Evelyn Simmonds
Steven Waddington ... DC Nathan Miller
Kevin Michaels Kevin Michaels ... Makin Trebolt
Kara Tointon ... Megan Barret
Tayo Walker-Allen Tayo Walker-Allen ... Neil
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Storyline

Jack Regan is a slobbish, old style cop whose unsubtle methods usually get results, to the annoyance of internal affairs officer Lewis, who would be even more annoyed if he knew that Regan was having an affair with his young wife, policewoman Nancy. After Regan disobeys orders and a shoot-out in central London following a bank hold-up ends in carnage, he is stripped of office and briefly imprisoned. However, thanks to the loyalty of his young protege George Carter and a little string pulling from his superior Frank Haskins, Regan is released to bring down the villains in a gun battle at Gravesend marina, ensuring the continued existence of his department - the Sweeney. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Taglines:

Act like a criminal to catch a criminal

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Serbian

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eidiki omada Sweeney See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,321, 3 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,345, 10 March 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The presenters and production team from Top Gear assisted in planning and filming the car chase scene. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were credited as stunt performers. See more »

Goofs

Uk prisons use a Telephone PIN system and a prisoner can only make phone calls to numbers that have been checked and vetted this is to stop prisoners harassing victims and witnesses or talking to anybody involved in the case/crime they are imprisoned for. It takes several days to add a number to a prisoners PIN and even if enough time had passed to do this it is unlikely Jack would be allowed to contact Carter as he attempts to do in the movie. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
DI Jack Regan: [to Francis Allen] You're nicked.
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Featured in Projector: The Sweeney (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sweeney
Written by Harry South
Performed by Lorne Balfe
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Makes a good action movie
23 September 2012 | by amalankSee all my reviews

This is a movie adaptation of the popular 1970s British television show only the setting is in modern day and with Ray Winstone and Ben Drew playing the respective roles played by John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in the original series.

Alone it makes a good action movie with one or two good car chases and gunfights. The storyline was reasonable even though its the sort you would see in an episode of the original series. Although Ray Winstone does well for himself, his interpretation of Jack Regan is different to how John Thaw portrayed the character if it doesn't lack any background. The interpretation of Detective Chief Inspector Frank Haskins isn't as robust as it should have been and doesn't get much screen time. Instead, a completely new character is introduced and appearing to have more emphasis than the Haskins character. One thing the makers of the movie did was capture bird's eye views of London which one could argue was a bit unnecessary. Even though a lot of movies have it and I personally don't get offended by it at all, a lot of the profanity in the dialogue was also on the unnecessary side.

I like the original television series but I'm a much bigger fan of movies, particularly action movies which is why I enjoyed it. I can understand that a lot of people who were fans of the TV show may not find this much to their satisfaction. But as far as I'm concerned, I got what I wanted from it.


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