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This review is from: Sweeney! Movie Collection (Sweeney!/Sweeney 2)  [DVD] (DVD)
Great stuff. A shameless world of birds, shooters, guvnors and cars like your dad drove..
This is how the Bill used to be before they adopted soap-opera style plots and policemen and women who look like catalogue models. The Sweeney movies are a wonderful mix of vicious villains and grumpy, randy, chain smoking, drink-driving policemen. Yes the clothes and decor are hilarious (check out Carter's migraine-inducing bathroom wallpaper in the 1st movie)but they are absorbing, exciting thrillers. Sweeney 2 is my favourite, as the action is offset by a surprising amount of humour. The bickering, occasionally bumbling policemen ( the brewery stake-out is hysterical)and the running gags of Regan and the telephonist and his frustration with his new driver make the characters that little bit more human than your average uk police show of the time. John Thaw's potrayal of shock and frustration at the bloody climax is truly moving.His rapport with Dennis Waterman makes them one of THE great double acts of '70s tv
Wonderful un-pc fun