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Sweeney 2

On TV, The Sweeney usually got its story under way with minimum fuss, and allowed Regan and Carter to carry the show. But here Regan (Thaw) is at his most avuncular and long-suffering as he tackles a bunch of violent bank robbers, a would-be League of Gentlemen operating out of Malta. Unfortunately the film-makers (many of the TV team) can bring little pictorial or thematic depth to the big screen, opting for easy laughs, slick action, and large filler sections which develop neither plot nor character.

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tom Clegg
Screenwriter: Troy Kennedy Martin
Cast: John Thaw
Dennis Waterman
Denholm Elliott
Barry Stanton
John Flanagan
Georgina Hale
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