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The Sweeney

release date 14 September '12

15 rated certificate
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Sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Ray Winstone (The Departed) and Ben Drew (Plan B) star as part of an elite police unit in explosive action film, THE SWEENEY.

Also starring Damian Lewis (Homeland) and Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger), THE SWEENEY will be released in cinemas nationwide from September 12.


genre(s):  Action
director:  Nick Love
film cast:  Ben Drew, Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Richard Leonard
certificate:  15
distributor:  Eone Films
running time:  112 Mins

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Sweeney, The
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12th Sep 12'
"You gotta act like a criminal to catch one," growls Flying Squad hard man DI Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) as he apprehends a gang of armed robbers with old-fashioned brutality in Nick Love's revamp of the classic 1970s TV series starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. In the same way that the daredevil antics of Riggs and Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon put a fictional gloss on life on the streets for the LAPD, The Sweeney is completely divorced from the reality of modern policing in London. Car chases careen through the shimmering glass and metal structures of Canary Wharf at dizzying speed to the pounding beat of Lorne Balfe's score and a shoot-out in Trafalgar Square leaves ancient monuments riddled with bullet holes.

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