- 1 hr 52 min
Launched in 2012, The Sweeney is a film adaptation of the 1970s series bearing the identical title. The movie was produced by Allan Niblo and 4 other co-producers. The cast includes Ben Drew, Damian Lewis, Ray Winstone, and Steven Mackintosh. The plot starts with two Flying Squad detectives, Jack Regan and George Carter, encounter an ongoing theft in which 4 gunmen are trying to take a pile of gold bars to trade to the lowest bidders. The two officers quickly respond and manage to subdue all the four robbers. Audaciously, Regan takes a few gold bars to give to his source, Harry. Internal investigations are instructed to perform a thorough investigation on Regan's moves. But Ivan Lewis, the internal investigations officer assigned to do the task, has more than just work conflict with Regan. When he learns about Regan's sexual relationship with his spouse, a co-squad officer named Nancy, the assignment becomes personal. On the other hand, Regan gets a tip from his sources regarding a planned bank robbery that is about to ensue. However, Regan pulls out of the operation when he learns of another armed robbery that occurred in a local jewelry shop. The criminals left £200k worth of high-end accessories in the possession of a vicious crime lord. At the scene of the crime, they also found one civilian casualty. Regan immediately thinks of his old enemy Francis Allen as a suspect and the one responsible for the robbery. Yet without any concrete evidence and just a gut feeling, he has no means to even get a warrant for his arrest. Later on, it is unraveled that Francis is working with a powerful Serbian crook. Learning this information, Regan goes out of his way and out of the jurisdiction of law enforcement to subdue the suspects responsible for the deaths and robberies and to bring justice and order. In doing so, Regan loses a loved one and disobeys the instructions of their squad leader Frank Haskins. The Sweeney plays for a total of 112 minutes. This action thriller movie was produced with a budget of £2 million and grossed a box office of £4.5 million. Critics have awarded the movie positive reviews and a high fresh rating.