The Sweeney Movie

Act like a criminal to catch a criminal

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Who's Involved:

Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh, Ray Winstone, Damian Lewis, Allen Leech, John Hodge, Felix Vossen, Christopher Simon, Nick Love

Release Date:

Friday, March 1, 2013 Limited

violence and language throughout and some sexual content
Runtime: 1 hr, 52 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Tearing up the streets of London, The Sweeney is an action thriller proving sometimes you have to act like a criminal to catch a criminal. Armed and dangerous, the Sweeney Flying Squad are old school crime fighters enforcing the law. Led by legendary detective Jack Regan (Ray Winstone) and his loyal partner, they have their own unique way of operating and always get results. With a bank heist in progress and his old enemy making a reappearance on the London crime scene, Regan will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even defying orders from his no-nonsense boss (Damian Lewis).

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Who stars in The Sweeney: Cast List

Queen of the Desert, Your Highness  

... Nancy

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two  

... Jack Regan

Damsel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish  

The Mother, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans  

... Simon Ellis

Downton Abbey, Grand Piano  

Who's making The Sweeney: Crew List

A look at the The Sweeney behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Nick Love


Christopher Simon
Felix Vossen

Production Company

Embargo Films

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Production: What we know about The Sweeney?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 70's UK TV show.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2012 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2012 - February: The film was set to Post-Production  status.

The Sweeney Release Date: When was the film released?

The Sweeney was a Limited release in 2013 on Friday, March 1, 2013. There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including 21 and Over, Phantom and Jack the Giant Slayer.

As a Limited release, The Sweeney will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Sweeney DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Sweeney was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 .

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