Sweeney!

(1977)
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Based on the TV series the film follows DI Regan and DS Carter as they became embroiled in a deadly political scandal. One of the leading members of the government, Charles Baker (Ian Bannen) is about to secure a huge deal with OPEC stabilising the world oil market and boosting Britain's position within it. Baker is the rising star of government, regarded a future prime minister, who is closely controlled by his urbane, manipulative American press secretary Elliot McQueen (Barry Foster). When Regan investigates the mysterious death of a prostitute as a favour to one of his informants, he becomes aware that Baker and McQueen might be involved. A spate of killings follow - which sees Regan take on both the criminals and the hierarchy of the Metropolitan Police and British security services.

  1. David Wickes

    Director

  2. Ranald Graham

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Thaw

    John Thaw

    Detective Inspector Jack Regan

  2. Dennis Waterman

    Dennis Waterman

    Detective Sergeant George Carter

  3. Barry Foster

    Barry Foster

    Elliott McQueen

  4. Ian Bannen

    Ian Bannen

    Charles Baker, MP

  5. Colin Welland

    Colin Welland

    Frank Chadwick

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Sweeney!
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  • January 14, 1977
    18
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Only adults are admitted. Nobody younger than 18 can rent or buy an 18-rated VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, UMD or game, or watch a film in the cinema with this rating. Films under this category do not have limitation on the bad language that is used. Hard drugs are generally allowed, and explicit sex references along with detailed sexual activity are also allowed. Scenes of strong real sex may be permitted if justified by the context. Very strong, gory, and/or sadistic violence is usually permitted. Strong sexual violence is permitted unless it is eroticised or excessively graphic.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $209,595.00

Revenue -

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