Sweeney! (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweeney! (1977)





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Movie Info

In this feature-film version of the popular British television cop show, Regan (John Thaw) and Carter (Dennis Waterman) are two British Scotland Yard detectives who find themselves involved with the exchange of oil resources on the political and economic fate of the world. Ian Bannen plays Baker, an alcoholic foreign minister involved in a scheme to manipulate a worldwide oil crisis to his benefit. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


John Thaw
as Regan
Barry Foster
as McQueen
Ian Bannen
as Charles Baker
Colin Welland
as Chadwick
Diane Keen
as Bianca
Joe Melia
as Brent
Morris Perry
as Commander
Paul Angelis
as S.S. Man
Nick Brimble
as Burtonshaw
John Alkin
as Daniels
Bernard Kay
as Matthews
Anthony Brown
as Superintendent
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Critic Reviews for Sweeney!

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

David Wickes' direction and Chris Burt's editing produce a dull package.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

The story itself is sturdy enough. Where the movie errs is in the character of Regan, who always had a hidden soft side on the series but is presented here as an unsympathetic lout.

March 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The end result is a very entertaining film that arguably doesn't work fully as either The Sweeney or bleakly cynical thriller but is still very good fun.

February 26, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Thaw, and Joe Melia as an East End crook, do their best but are knee-capped by a witless script.

September 27, 2015 | Full Review…

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