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The Sweeney

Director: Nick Love, Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell

Cast: Nick Love, Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell


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Flying Squad detective Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) breaks all the rules while racing to stop a major bank heist, and also catch a former enemy who's determined to set the streets of London ablaze as the long-running British police drama makes the leap to the big screen.


Flying Squad detective Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) breaks all the rules while racing to stop a major bank heist, and also catch a former enemy who's determined to set the streets of London ablaze as the long-running British police drama makes the leap to the big screen.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Ray Winstone ignites the screen as Jack Regan in The Sweeney, a contemporary take on the hard-as-nails UK cop show (and later two spin-off films) known for their biting dialogue and groovy scores cribbed from the best library music on the planet. Here Regan and young partner George Carter (Ben Drew) take on a string of robberies with their crack police unit, who get the job done using whatever force they deem necessary. The pic follows Regan as he pummels criminals and sleeps around with a fellow copper (Hayley Atwell), who just happens to be married to the very Internal Affairs stooge (Steven MacKintosh) out to shut the squad down. If anyone were to step into the shoes of the iconic Regan, it makes sense that it'd be Winstone. His gruff persona is on full display here, even when he's dealing with the likes of Captain America's bombshell love interest, Atwell. Balancing the film is hip-hop artist Ben Drew, whom filmmakers were smart to not make a rookie cop whom Regan mentors, but an equally physical presence onscreen who's willing to run off on a foot chase at a moment's notice. Highlighting the film is a gunfight through the streets of London that hearkens back to Heat, yet ends with an emotional punch lacking from Michael Mann's acclaimed film. Otherwise, the movie's handful of car chases help pace the momentum, though it's Winstone who keeps viewers engaged each step of the way. Side players like the great Alan Ford only add to the fun. Cop-drama enthusiasts should take note of this adaptation, which guided by the wrong hands could have become a hip action vehicle marred by crummy camerawork. Instead, this is a fairly intimate study of a tough cop trying to keep his head out of water, making for an entertaining ride without bowing to clichés (unless you count how the hell he could get away with any of it within legal bounds).

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[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Behind the Scenes of The Sweeney; Preparing The Sweeney; Shooting in Trafalgar Square; The New Regan and Carter; On the Shooting Range; Top Gear and the Caravan Park; Animated Storyboards: Trafalgar Square and The Caravan Park; Audio Commentary with Director and Producers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Winstone Jack Regan
Ben Drew George Carter
Hayley Atwell Nancy Lewis
Steven Mackintosh Ivan Lewis
Paul Anderson Francis Allen
Alan Ford Harry
Damian Lewis Frank Haskins
Caroline Chikezie Kara Clarke
Allen Leech Simon Ellis
Ronnie Fox Johnny Wextru
Michael Wildman Evelyn Simmonds
Steven Waddington Nathan Miller
Kevin Michael Makin Trebolt
Kara Tointon Megan Barret
Tayo Walker-Allen Neil
Alan Corduner Doctor
Nick Nevern Freddy
Ed Skrein David
Dean Harrison Mikey
George Anton Screw
Joan Blackham Landlady
Max Bennett Symes
John Warnaby Mr. Bledisoe
Lee Whitlock Whitlock
Zora Suleman Reporter
Matthew Hilliker Robber 1
Matthew Thirlwall Robber 2
Mark Killeen Spook 1
Aleksandar Mikic Thug 1
Josh Myers Armed Officer
Florence Brudenell-Bruce Young Bank Lady
Sonny Muslim Sabaru Driver 1
Alex Austin Sabaru Driver 2
Ruby Wild Girl
Jack Cooper Spook 2
Marina Niel Natalija Wolscat
Tony Lucken Sawn Off
Julia Deakin Older Woman

Technical Credits
Nick Love Director,Screenwriter
Sharon Anniss Makeup
Lorne Balfe Score Composer
Lucy Bonamy Makeup
Gerard Bryan Art Director
Lucy Cain Makeup
Andrew Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Simon Dennis Cinematographer
Vicky Fields Makeup
Jon Garwes Camera Operator
Jamie Gordon Sound Editor
Lol Hammond Musical Direction/Supervision
Jemma Harwood Makeup
Roland Heap Sound/Sound Designer
Philip Hedgecock Asst. Director
James Herbert Editor
John Hodge Screenwriter
Morgan Kennedy Production Designer
Louise Killin Production Manager
Kathy Kneller Makeup
Caroline Levy Co-producer
Jamie MacDermott Asst. Director
Andrew Macdonald Executive Producer
Joe Maher Sound Mixer
Jane Moore Executive Producer
Alexandru Munteanu Executive Producer
Allan Niblo Producer
Rupert Preston Producer
Allon Reich Executive Producer
James D. Richardson Producer
Christopher Simon Producer
harry South Songwriter
Paul Steadman Executive Producer
Richard Van Den Bergh Special Effects Supervisor
Felix Vossen Producer
Michael Wiggs Executive Producer
Nigel Williams Executive Producer
Ray Winstone Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sweeney
1. Scene 1 [2:43]
2. Scene 2 [5:54]
3. Scene 3 [5:38]
4. Scene 4 [4:33]
5. Scene 5 [5:11]
6. Scene 6 [6:47]
7. Scene 7 [8:52]
8. Scene 8 [12:19]
9. Scene 9 [4:15]
10. Scene 10 [6:52]
11. Scene 11 [3:34]
12. Scene 12 [6:36]
13. Scene 13 [1:11]
14. Scene 14 [2:23]
15. Scene 15 [5:27]
16. Scene 16 [4:09]
17. Scene 17 [3:12]
18. Scene 18 [5:31]
19. Scene 19 [6:44]
20. Scene 20 [7:31]


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