Double bill featuring both big screen spin-offs from the classic 1970s TV crime drama.
Sweeney! (1977) John Thaw is Regan, a heavy-drinking womaniser, tough as old boots and bitterly resentful of the interference from his know-nothing superiors. Regan's partner is Carter (Dennis Waterman), younger, slicker but no less hard than his boss. Together they make up the meanest, toughest and best-known team to ever hit the small screen. Now sit back and enjoy their first big screen outing. Shut it! Sweeney 2 (1978) gets off to an exciting start, and the suspense of how Regan and Carter are going to nail the crooks is kept up to the very end. But the compulsive appeal of the movie for repeated viewing lies in the crisp, salty dialogue written by Troy Kennedy Martin (creator of the TV series Z Cars) and the sardonic humour that Thaw and Waterman bring to the partnership of Regan and Carter. Nothing can shake their loyalty to each other or tempt them into accepting bribes for bending the law.