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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.

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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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Act like a criminal to catch a criminal See more »

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:

GBP3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,321, 3 March 2013

Gross USA:

$26,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,294,161
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Winstone was in the Sweeney TV series as an extra in the episode The Sweeney: Loving Arms (1976). See more »

Goofs

When the character Francis Allen is told he can leave. He gets up and takes off the jump suit that been provided for him. Because he had been arrested in his underwear. After he completes removing the suit. He walks around the corner of the desk. No one in the room has moved. Except him. But as he rounds that corner his hands are now behind his back and he's handcuffed. There's no explanation for how that came to be. See more »

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DC George Carter: He's either done all his beans and gone skint or an opportunity came his way and he simply just couldn't say no.
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Written by Oliver Jones, Katy B (as Katie Brien), Adebenga Adejurno, Arthur Smith & Sam Frank
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Implausible
6 January 2013 | by story-jonathanSee all my reviews

The dialogue was fine and the acting was fine, but I don't believe that an elite police squad, even London police, can be so incompetent.

Is it realistic that a group of police trained in the use of firearms should not actually be any good in shooting those firearms? The action scenes remind me of the old TV show, "The A-Team", where guns are blazing but no one seems to get hurt. Or, rather, it would, except that the bad guys have apparently been paying attention at the firing range. Surely in a real police organization, people who couldn't shoot straight, whose tactics were amateurish, who had no regard for public safety, and who had difficulty with the idea of calling for backup, should not be allowed out on the streets. More than that, I find it incomprehensible that a training program would be allowed to exist that produced such people as the end result.

As fine as the actors are, this movie does no credit to the UK police service.


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