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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:

The Dark Side Of London's Metropolitan Police Force. 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:

£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

Top Gear (2002) UK filmed a segment (series 18, episode 3) where they assisted in filming a chase scene for the film. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase through the caravan park, Carter can be seen leaning out of the passenger side window to shoot at the other car. In the next shot, the window has (very quickly) been rolled back up and Carter is sitting back in the seat. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Remake of The Sweeney (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Pull Me Under
Written by Lloyd Perrin & Maegan Cottone (as Meg Cottone)
Performed by Maegan Cottone (as Meg Cottone)
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A lost cause, the plot with it.
1 February 2013 | by geraldmcgrattanSee all my reviews

I'd looked forward to this having missed it in the cinema, I was a big fan of the TV series and may have expected much more. It was a terrible disappointment. The action was OK, the script; well let's just say they must have had space left on the envelope. It was mostly dull and unbelievable even in an action movie, were some suspension of reality must be given. Some of the acting was dreadful, at best wooden, the shooting, the proverbial barn door would be safe. I'm a fan of Ray, in this he was miscast and wasted, it might have made an acceptable television pilot I'm now not sure if it was worth the rental, maybe just.3/10


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