Sweeney!

  • 18
  • David Wickes (1976)
  • UK
  • 92 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

It's not in the same manor as the legendary TV series, but this spin-off is a reasonable reminder of what made John Thaw and Dennis Waterman - as Regan and Carter - the icons of 1970s law enforcement. Screenwriter Ranald Graham's unfamiliarity with the characters occasionally brings the action to a screeching halt. However, he cranks out a typically abrasive plot, which sees the boys investigating a suicide and finding themselves knee-deep in vice, blackmail and corruption. Thaw and Waterman are solid as rocks, although the guests brought in to give the project class (including Ian Bannen, Colin Welland and Barry Foster) try a little too hard.

Plot Summary

Rough-and-ready Flying Squad officers Regan and Carter uncover a top-level conspiracy against the British government while investigating a routine case - and land up to their necks in danger and intrigue. Crime thriller based on the 1970s TV series, starring John Thaw, Dennis Waterman and Barry Foster.

Cast and crew

Cast

Detective Inspector Regan
John Thaw
Detective Sergeant Carter
Dennis Waterman
McQueen
Barry Foster
Baker
Ian Bannen
Chadwick
Colin Welland
Bianca
Diane Keen
Johnson
Michael Coles
Brent
Joe Melia
Mac
Brian Glover
Janice
Lynda Bellingham

Crew

Director
David Wickes

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
EMI Dists
Guidance: 
May be edited for language, violence.and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama