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Sweeney, The (2012, Ray Winstone, Hayley Atwell)

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Based on the classic 1970s UK TV show of the same name, The Sweeney focuses on Jack Regan (Ray Winstone), a hardened cop who doesn’t play by the rules, after he is confronted with a criminal from his past.

With sidekick George Carter (Ben Drew aka Plan B) they are put on the case of a jewellery store heist that ends in a killing. But is that killing really an execution in disguise? With pressure from his boss and the fact that Regan is having an affair with that boss’s wife, it’s not going to be easy for him to stay out of trouble.

Entertaining as a standard brit-flick action thriller but doesn’t compare with the original TV series at all.

production details
UK | 112 minutes | 2012

Director: Nick Love
Script: John Hodge, Nick Love, Toby Rushton,

cast
Ray Winstone as Jack Regan
Ben Drew as George Carter
Hayley Atwell as Nancy Lewis
Nick Nevern as Freddy
Alan Ford as Harry
Michael Wildman as Evelyn Simmonds
Paul Anderson as Francis Allen
Allan Corduner as Doctor
Damian Lewis as Frank Haskins
Steven Mackintosh as Ivan Lewis
Caroline Chikezie as DC Kara Clarke
Allen Leech as DC Simon Ellis
Ronnie Fox as Johnny Wextru
Steven Waddington as DC Nathan Miller
Kara Tointon as Megan
Kevin Michaels as Makin Trebolt
Tayo Walker-Allen as Neil
Ed Skrein as David
Max Bennett as Symes
Dean Harrison as Mikey
George Anton as Screw
Marina Niel as Natalija Wolscat
John Warnaby as Mr. Bledisloe
Lee Whitlock as Whiting
Joan Blackham as Landlady
Zora Suleman as Reporter
Josh Myers as Armed Officer
Florence Brudenell-Bruce as Young Bank Lady