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Sweeney 2 (1978)

Second theatrical spin-off from the popular 1970's police series. Regan and Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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Tom Clegg

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Troy Kennedy-Martin, Ian Kennedy Martin (TV series The Sweeney)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Dennis Waterman ... Det. Sgt. George Carter
Denholm Elliott ... Jupp
Ken Hutchison ... Hill
Anna Gaël ... Mrs. Hill (as Anna Gael)
Barry Stanton ... Big John
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Willard
David Casey David Casey ... Goodyear
Derrick O'Connor ... Llewellyn
John Alkin John Alkin ... Det. Sgt. Tom Daniels
James Warrior James Warrior ... Det. Con. Jellyneck
Guy Standeven ... Logan - Bank Manager
Brian Gwaspari Brian Gwaspari ... White
Frederick Treves ... McKyle
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Harry - Villain
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Second theatrical spin-off from the popular 1970's police series. Regan and Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

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They're back - tougher than ever!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Desafio de Sweeney See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Shooting in Malta, John Thaw returned there for the filming of the Sherlock Holmes television movie The Sign of Four (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Regan is talking to the telephone operator in the hotel where the bomb is being defused, one shot shows the mouthpiece of the operator's headset pointing correctly towards her mouth. However in the next shot from the opposite side, the mouthpiece is pointing in the wrong direction, away from her mouth. See more »

Quotes

[McKyle is defending Superintendent Jupp on corruption charges. Regan refuses to testify as a character witness for Jupp]
McKyle: [pompously] My client is a distinguished police officer with whom you had a close working relationship for the past three years.
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Your client is so bent that it's been impossible to hang his pictures straight on the office wall for the past twelve months!
McKyle: Isn't there such a thing as loyalty?
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: Loyalty is like a girdle: it should stretch two ways.
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References All the President's Men (1976) See more »

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Has Its Moments
20 May 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

In my review of the television series I mentioned that THE SWEENEY has its episodes split between " comedy " episodes and " violent " episodes and after seeing the two film versions of the show this theory certainly holds up . The first SWEENEY film was a gritty political thriller with a high body count while the second film features a lot of humerous moments like the big John appeal box , " Remember- rubber is recyclable " , " When I said you couldn`t organise a p*ss up at a brewary George I was wrong " and there`s a running gag involving driver Robert Soames . That`s not to say that this film should be classed as a black comedy , just that it contains darkly comic moments like the original series did .

As has been noted the plot which involves a quasi fascist bunch of bank robbers could have easily have been made as a one hour episode ( And the film seems to have the budget of a one hour television episode ) but at least - Unlike the film versions of LOST IN SPACE and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - this film resembles the television show it`s based upon


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