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The Sweeney

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    Review: 'The Sweeney' Is Cliché After Cliché To The Point Of Parody

    "We’re The Sweeney, and you’ve just been nicked," barks Ray Winstone (plus or minus a few expletives) about three separate times during U.K. actioner "The Sweeney," and it’s the biggest tip-off that this is based on an established property. "The Sweeney" never made it stateside, though the televisio...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? '21 And Over,' 'Jack The Giant Slayer' & 'The Last Exorcism' Lead The Charge

    Lots to look at this week! Unfortunately, the big studio pictures are a bit disappointing, featuring well-worn stories that aren't particularly innovative or entertaining. Popular critical opinion recommends ordering "The Hangover" or "Das Boot" from Netflix rather than paying for the direct descend...

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    Watch: Exclusive Clip From 'The Sweeney' Introduced By Ray Winstone

    While on this side of the ocean "The Sweeney" may not be a familiar title, in the UK it's something of a touchstone. The British crime series only ran for four seasons during the 1970s, but it was enough to make a tremendous creative and cultural impact, serving as inspiration for recent show "Life ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Brit Cop Thriller 'The Sweeney' Starring Ray Winstone & Hayley Atwell

    How's this for confidence? Months before the movie opened in the U.K., Vertigo Films felt so good about their big screen version of the cult Brit TV cop show "The Sweeney," that they got development going on a sequel. Now whether that actually comes to pass remains to be seen (it divid...

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    Locarno Review: Piazza Opening Night Film 'The Sweeney' Pits Gruff Ray Winstone Against Tired Tough Cop Formula

    "The Sweeney" doggedly adheres to a familiar tune that could use some roughing up.

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    Watch: Ray Winstone & Rapper Plan B Do Things Their Own Way In Teaser Trailer For 'The Sweeney'

    After years in development, last year saw the resurfacing of the film adaptation of seminal British cop series "The Sweeney" by Vertigo Films, with "The Football Factory" helmer Nick Love directing. Well, the first teaser trailer for the movie has now been unveiled, and it's ...

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    Ben Drew (AKA Plan B) Talks About His Feature Directorial Debut 'Ill Manors' & Starring Alongside Ray Winstone In 'The Sweeney'

    'Polymath' is a word that describes Ben Drew pretty well. The 29 year old East London native first came to fame back in 2005 under the name Plan B, where his work on influential mixtape "Run The Road" landed him a contract with 679 Records, and his album "Who Needs Action When You Got Words," landed...

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    Sequel To Ray Winstone TV Revival 'The Sweeney' Already In The Works Before First Film Is Released

    In Hollywood, barely anything is greenlit without the prospect of a sequel already percolating in the minds of studio executives (you can be sure that somewhere, there's a serviette with plot outlines for "We Bought A Zoo Too," "J. Edgars" and "My Week With Marilyn: Toky...

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    'Captain America' Star Hayley Atwell Joins Ray Winstone & Plan B In TV Cop Remake 'The Sweeney'

    'Homeland' Lead Damian Lewis & Steven Mackintosh Also In Cast"Captain America: The First Avenger" was a funny one, wasn't it? The first half was the best superhero of the year, the second, a plotless, uneven mess. But it had many pleasures, and first among them was Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter. Given an unusually well-drawn female character for a comic book movie to get her teeth into, the British actress, a relative unknown in the U.S. who took the role after it was turned down by the likes of Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt, knocked it out of the park, proving feisty, kick-ass, and vulnerable, often within the same scene, showing wider aud...

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    Ben Drew (aka Plan B) To Star Opposite Ray Winstone In 'The Sweeney'

    'Trainspotting' Writer John Hodge To Pen ScriptAs a seminal British TV cop show, "The Sweeney," which followed Flying Squad members Carter (Dennis Waterman) and Regan (John Thaw) as they bust heads across London, has long proved influential in the genre -- it's more or less the total inspiration for...

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