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The Sweeney (2012)

  • Rate: 6.0/10 total 3,066 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 12 September 2012 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 112 min
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  • IMDb page: The Sweeney (2012)
  • Rate: 6.0/10 total 3,066 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 12 September 2012 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Filming Location: London, England, UK
  • Budget: £3,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Nick Love
  • Stars: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis and Ray Winstone|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Lorne Balfe   
  • Plot Keyword: Based On TV Series

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • John Hodge  co-writer
  • Nick Love  screenplay
  • Ian Kennedy Martin  source material

Known Trivia

  • Top Gear UK filmed a segment (series 18, episode 3) where they assisted in filming a chase scene for the film.
  • Jeremy Clarkson was rumored to be starring as a member of the public who has his Jaguar stolen from him.
  • The title of the movie “The Sweeney” derives from Sweeney Todd, the cockney rhyming slang for “Flying Squad”, which is the name of the branch of the Metropolitan Police that Regan and Carter work for. The Flying Squad specialize in investigating armed robberies and ambushing suspects in the act of their crime. They are frequently armed although not routinely as depicted in this film.
  • Ray Winstone was in the Sweeney TV series as an extra in the episode The Sweeney: Loving Arms.
  • The finale of the film is set in the seaside town of Gravesend. But actually Gravsend is home to the training centre for the Metropolitan Police’s firearms teams. The villains choose to make their escape through the only town in England that is normally brimming with armed police.

Goofs: Continuity: In the gun fight outside the private bank, the rear window of the Volvo that Jack Regan is crouching behind keeps reverting back to intact glass between shots, repeatedly shattering in the same place after being fired at.

Plot: A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show. Full summary » |  »

Story: Jack Reagan is a slobbish,old style cop whose unsubtle methods usually get results,to the annoyance of internal affairs officer Lewis,who would be even more annoyed if he knew that Reagan was having an affair with his young wife,policewoman Nancy. After Reagan disobeys orders and a shoot-out in central London following a bank hold-up ends in carnage he is stripped of office and briefly imprisoned. However,thanks to the loyalty of his young protege George Carter and a little string pulling from his superior Frank Haskins Reagan is released to bring down the villains in a gun battle at Gravesend marina,ensuring the continued existence of his department – the Sweeney.Written by don @ minifie-1  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Caroline Levy known as co-producer
  • Andrew Macdonald known as executive producer
  • Allan Niblo known as producer
  • Rupert Preston known as producer
  • James Richardson known as producer
  • Christopher Simon known as producer
  • Felix Vossen known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Hayley Atwell known as Nancy
  • Damian Lewis known as Frank Haskins
  • Ray Winstone known as Jack Regan
  • Allen Leech known as Simon Ellis
  • Paul Anderson known as Allen
  • Ben Drew known as George Carter
  • Steven Mackintosh known as Ivan Lewis
  • Kara Tointon known as Megan
  • Steven Waddington known as Miller
  • Alan Ford known as Harry
  • Ed Skrein known as Allen's Mate 2
  • Caroline Chikezie known as Clarke
  • Allan Corduner known as Doctor
  • Susan Fordham known as Office Worker
  • Mark Killeen known as Spook
  • Nick Nevern known as Freddy
  • Ronnie Fox known as Wextru
  • Chris Cowlin known as CID Officer
  • Paul Blackwell known as Passenger on Train
  • John Warnaby
  • John Duggan known as Prison Warden
  • Emma Fletcher known as Witness
  • Lee Whitlock known as Whiting
  • James Michael Rankin known as Prison Warden
  • Jensen Freeman known as City Banker
  • Lee Craven known as Prisoner
  • Michael Wildman known as Simmonds
  • Chonradee Kulthap known as Dinner Guest
  • Max Bennett known as Symes
  • Matthew David McCarthy known as Sweeney CID Officer
  • Joan Blackham known as The Landlady
  • Jess Liaudin known as Pool Hall Bouncer
  • Hannah Blamires known as Plainclothes Police Officer
  • Colin Burt Vidler known as Lawnmower Man
  • Darren Sean Enright known as Pool Hall Gambler
  • James Cotter known as Prisoner
  • Josh Myers known as Armed police officer
  • Cleo Bianca Anderson known as Girl at Bar
  • Kyri Saphiris known as Vasilije
  • Sami Tesfay known as Businessman
  • Julie Vollono known as Teacher
  • Steven Borrie known as Prison Officer
  • Pete Meads known as Police Officer
  • Mark Tristan Eccles known as Disgruntled Diner
  • Jon Wennington known as Private Bank Customer
  • Frank Stone known as Office Worker
  • Emeka Sesay known as Sam
  • Gerald Tomkinson known as Librarian
  • Garry Marriott known as Paramedic
  • Richard Crehan known as Waiter
  • Jack Cooper known as Spook 2
  • Jonas Khan known as Young Police Officer (as Imran Khan)
  • Mike Burton Phillipson known as Scene of Crime Officer
  • Stewart James known as Michaels
  • Tony Currier known as Sweeney Plain Clothes
  • Gareth Turkington known as Sawnoff (voice)
  • Tayo Walker-Allen known as Neil
  • Sara Al-Tahan known as Restaurant Diner
  • Eric Campbell known as Sweeney CID Officer
  • Robert Groom known as Man in Bar
  • Anna Notarantonio known as Restaurant diner
  • Darran Specter known as Voice (voice)
  • Katharine Blackshaw known as Office Worker and Tourist
  • Matthew Mohseni known as Thug
  • James a FitzGerald known as Bullion worker
  • Reggie Offeh known as Businessman
  • Gardiner Susan known as Paramedic
  • Murtaza Arif known as Businesman
  • Terry Lee Coker known as Prison gang member
  • Simon DeSilva known as Bank Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Valeria Guarini known as Library-goer (uncredited)
  • Ignacio Guirado known as Dinner Guest (uncredited)
  • Lee Hardy known as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Daniel Harland known as Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
  • Dan Raynham III known as Man in Car (uncredited)
  • Todd Von Joel known as Flying Squad Officer (uncredited)
  • Santi Scinelli known as Tourist (uncredited)
  • Mick Slaney known as Prison Van Warder (uncredited)
  • June Smith known as City Worker Extra (uncredited)
  • David Speed known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Nick Wilkinson known as Man at Bar (uncredited)
  • Ella Wragg known as Girl at Bar (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Steven Byrne known as prosthetics technician
  • Lucy Cain known as makeup designer
  • Jemma Harwood known as assistant makeup artist
  • Kristyan Mallett known as prosthetics supervisor

Art Department:

  • Bryony Bradford known as assistant art director
  • Garry Dawson known as property master
  • Dave Reed known as construction manager
  • Ellie Shanks known as production buyer
  • Sophie Tarver known as prop maker
  • Joe Withers known as standby art director




Production Companies:

  • Vertigo Films
  • Embargo Films

Other Companies:

  • Aimimage / Ice Film  camera equipment provided by
  • Bucks Music Group  music publishers
  • DNA Music  music consultants
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • De Lane Lea  sound re-recording
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • Extreme Facilities  specialist cameras
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Media Services  stationery supplier
  • Panalux  lighting equipment by


  • E1 Films Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Hoyts Distribution (2012) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Klock Worx Company, The (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2012) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Shoval Film Production (2012) (Israel) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Evolution FX
  • Social UK (title design and production)

Visual Effects by:

  • Seb Barker known as visual effects supervisor
  • Chris Forrester known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • Switzerland 1 August 2012 (Locarno Film Festival)
  • Ireland 12 September 2012
  • UK 12 September 2012
  • Kuwait 25 October 2012
  • Australia 14 November 2012 (Brisbane Film Festival)
  • Japan 13 January 2013
  • Australia 14 February 2013
  • Sweden 27 February 2013 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 28 February 2013
  • New Zealand 28 February 2013
  • Netherlands 14 March 2013

MPAA: Rated R for violence and language throughout and some sexual content



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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