Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sweeney 2 (1978)

Director: Tom Clegg

Starring: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Denholm Elliott, Ken Hutchison, Anna Gael, Barry Stanton, John Flanagan, David Casey

More info: IMDb

Tagline: They're back - tougher than ever!

Plot: Second cinematic spin-off from the popular 70's police series. Regan & Carter head a Flying Squad investigation into a series of bank raids by a team of well-armed villains who are flying in from the continent.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Yes, Guv'ner!

The boys of the Flying Squad are back and are trying to crack a case that's almost as fun as the first picture. Everything I said about SWEENEY! (1977) holds true to this film as well. Although there isn't as much action, it's still a great little police procedural that has a bit of a twist with the criminals living in another country.

There's a great scene where Carter (Waterman) shows up to diffuse a bomb. And then there's Regan (Thaw) trying to bed the birds. It is a gritty crime drama but it's not without some great sarcastic dialogue and delivery by Thaw. The other night I watched the first film and without missing a beat I went right to this one. These movies were an extension of the very popular show called, THE SWEENY (1975-1978) and from what I've heard, the show is even better. Can't wait.

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