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Scyther 24th November 2012 03:05 AM

The Sweeney
 
Man, where has this show been all my life?!? Was only recently exposed to this via the KILLER soundtrack. Any other fans here? I plan on eventually picking up the whole program, but are there any favorites when it to series' 1-4, and how do the full length films compare?

Cheers!

VicDakin 24th November 2012 08:18 AM

The Sweeney - opening theme
 
The Sweeney - opening theme


The Sweeney - opening theme - intro - YouTube

Make Them Die Slowly 24th November 2012 08:38 AM

And the rather melancholy closing theme.

The Sweeney - closing theme - YouTube

VicDakin 24th November 2012 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Make Them Die Slowly (Post 295108)
And the rather melancholy closing theme.

The Sweeney - closing theme - YouTube

Regan only got melancholy when he ran out of whiskey and didn't have a nonce to bash.

Make Them Die Slowly 24th November 2012 08:47 AM

Get Your Trousers On, You're Nicked! - YouTube

VicDakin 24th November 2012 08:49 AM

We're the Sweeney, son - and we haven't had any dinner
 
We're the Sweeney, son - and we haven't had any dinner

We're the Sweeney, son - and we haven't had any dinner - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OEapAYjsMg

VicDakin 24th November 2012 08:52 AM

Sweeney Theme Tune (Intro and Outro)
 
Sweeney Theme Tune (Intro and Outro)

Sweeney Theme Tune (Intro and Outro) - YouTube

Mojo 4th December 2012 08:23 PM

Easily the best cop show ever and one of my favourite tv shows of all time. Network's recent Blu-ray release of series 1 looks absolutely stunning.

VicDakin 4th December 2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 298603)
Easily the best cop show ever and one of my favourite tv shows of all time. Network's recent Blu-ray release of series 1 looks absolutely stunning.

Are there any different extra's on the blu set,or is it the same as dvd box set?

Mojo 5th December 2012 07:47 PM

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I haven't got my dvd set any more Vic - I flogged it to finance the new BD edition! As far as I remember, the extras are pretty much the same, though there are a couple of differences, including a superb 112 page (!) booklet by Andrew Pixley, detailing the creation of the series and a review of each of the first series episodes. Here's a scan of the back cover for full info.

If you only have the dvd set, I can't recommend this enough. Apparently, the only episode they weren't able to restore to HD was the first one. Otherwise they look stunning. Believe me, you've never seen them like this before!

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VicDakin 5th December 2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mojo (Post 299046)
I haven't got my dvd set any more Vic - I flogged it to finance the new BD edition! As far as I remember, the extras are pretty much the same, though there are a couple of differences, including a superb 112 page (!) booklet by Andrew Pixley, detailing the creation of the series and a review of each of the first series episodes. Here's a scan of the back cover for full info.

If you only have the dvd set, I can't recommend this enough. Apparently, the only episode they weren't able to restore to HD was the first one. Otherwise they look stunning. Believe me, you've never seen them like this before!

Attachment 93140

cheers Mojo,that's definitely on my wishlist cheers

Hawkmonger 6th December 2012 12:26 PM

Like prity much everything else I love, this was before my time. Thank god for the occational ITV4 re-run. :happy:

VicDakin 6th December 2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hawkmonger (Post 299237)
Like prity much everything else I love, this was before my time. Thank god for the occational ITV4 re-run. :happy:

In the words of Regan "shut itttttttt"

VicDakin 6th December 2012 04:44 PM

shut it sweeney
 
shut it sweeney

sweeney reagan shut it whilst in transit van - YouTube

Rondadoronron 9th September 2013 08:18 PM

The Sweeney JIGSAW
 
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The Sweeney JIGSAW

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Vampix 12th September 2013 01:36 PM

I love The Sweeney and Dennis Waterman-era Minder. I'm not such a fan of The Professionals, love the opening theme and credits though. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCFVEvZvo3g

Rondadoronron 20th September 2013 05:26 PM

Sweeney 2
 
With 70s coming to an end,and the tv series ending,the last hurrah for Regan and Carter were the two movies.Like most TV series/movie crossovers it does lose something in the transfer,the series was a tightly scripted barrage of 70s geezer fun,helped no end by the chemistry of its two leads. The films just feel like there trying to hard,and the often violent bloodshed of the 2nd film seems to be a vain attempt at keeping up with the times.But saying that theres still plenty to enjoy , John Thaw and Dennis Waterman are just perfect in there roles.

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Rondadoronron 21st September 2013 05:33 AM

Villains of sweeney 2
 
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otbhugefannumber11 14th July 2014 03:49 PM

I Loved This Cop/Drama Show when i was growing up and still watch and love it,i think the sweeney is way better than minder IMO. Get Your Trousers On Your Nicked:cool:

platostotal 14th July 2014 07:26 PM

When those silly bicycles stop pottering around France I hope ITV4 goes back to showing The Sweeney in the afternoon (inappropriate time slot alert:))

Saw Sweeney 2 in the cinema, so have fond memories of it, but Ron is pretty much spot on, the series is where the real fun is to be had, Guv.

Rondadoronron 14th July 2014 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by platostotal (Post 410670)
When those silly bicycles stop pottering around France I hope ITV4 goes back to showing The Sweeney in the afternoon (inappropriate time slot alert:))

Saw Sweeney 2 in the cinema, so have fond memories of it, but Ron is pretty much spot on, the series is where the real fun is to be had, Guv.

sweeney reagan shut it whilst in transit van - YouTube

Rondadoronron 15th July 2014 05:25 PM

Det. Insp. Jack Regan: I'm gonna drown you in your own sweat if I find out you're inv
 
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S1, Ep1
2 Jan. 1975
Ringer
After Regan's car is stolen with invaluable surveillance photos from a stakeout, the thief gives a heads-up to Sweeney's target.

The first episode (Regan being the pilot) gets of to a flying start (teehee),it does'nt even feel like a first episode,the characters an action feel like old friends.Sporting a damn fine cast to,considering its eaely doors, Ian Hendry,Brian Blessed,Jill Townsend,Colin Douglas and good old Alan Lake not to mention a young looking June Brown.It has everything we have come to luv about The Sweeney,cool dialogue-
Det. Insp. Jack Regan: We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner - you've kept us waiting. So unless you want a kicking, you tell us where those photographs are.
Cooler clothes and shooters aplenty.The chemistry between Thaw and Waterman is there from the off and i don't think much changed character wise thru the entire series.There's no rose tinted glasses here,this series was good then and still is now.
Also luving Lake's Jason King moustache,pure class.

platostotal 15th July 2014 10:58 PM

What a cast, Lake, Blessed and Hendry. Really don't make stuff like that anymore, imagine 1975 grannies settling down with a cuppa to watch John Thaw and co. and this baby unfolded.

Rondadoronron 20th July 2014 01:11 PM

The Sweeney #1
 
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The Sweeney The Movie

Vampix 11th May 2016 05:03 PM

Didn't the bloke with the double barrel shotgun play one of the villains in Peckinpah's Straw Dogs?

Inspector Abberline 11th May 2016 05:14 PM

ken
 
good old Ken Hutchison probably appeared in every sort of drama on telly since the 1970's,and not adverse to a bit of buggery with Susan George,in the film of course.

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Demdike@Cult Labs 11th May 2016 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 489527)
good old Ken Hutchison probably appeared in every sort of drama on telly since the 1970's,and not adverse to a bit of buggery with Susan George,in the film of course.

I remember him from Murphy's Mob. :woot:

Inspector Abberline 11th May 2017 09:09 PM

Sweeney 2 (1978)
 
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While the first Sweeney film was a welcome cinema outing for the great British 1970's cop show, it did slightly miss the mark a little, instead of dealing with all the petty criminal's and blaggers which scatter the Sweeney's manner.Instead, it dealt with political intrigue and a conspiracy and blackmail of a British politician, not really the usual bread and butter criminals we had become accustomed to in the television series and seemed a little bit out of the Flying Squad's remit.Although it did retain a smattering of what made the series great, a topless Lynda Bellingham being one of them.The second film called Sweeney 2 (1978) (there's a surprise) is much more like it, incorporating everything that was good about the series and adding a smattering of gory violence and some bad language and a little bit of T and A as well.Basically, Inspector Jack Regan and his loyal sidekick Sergeant George Carter and the rest of the team of the Flying Squad are on the trail of a bunch of dangerous and violent armed robbers who are spectacularly robbing banks and leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. Sweeney 2 is certainly a lot more faster paced than the previous outing, with plenty of car crashes and tooled up hard men.There is no doubt that they sexed it up a little knowing that they had stiff competition from the likes of Starsky and Hutch and American cop movies like Magnum Force.But there is no doubt were are on British soil, except when the boys fly out to Mediterranean to confront the robbers in their idyllic homes abroad.And like the television series, there are so many familiar faces of that period from good old Denholm Elliott as a corrupt police chief to a young looking Nigel Hawthorne as a new Police chief.Strange that originally this was only given a AA certificate yet it feels more violent, I think this is mainly down to the gritty feel of the film, it makes no apologies for what it is, and gives the fans of the show what it wants.

Demoncrat 11th May 2017 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Rondadoronron (Post 411261)
The Sweeney The Movie

That's Lynda Bellingham as the dead tart innit? Fought so...;)

Susan Foreman 12th May 2017 04:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Inspector Abberline (Post 533090)
Sweeney 2

I saw that at the cinema

It was second on the bill to 'Monty Python And The Holy Grail' of all films!

Inspector Abberline 12th May 2017 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Demoncrat (Post 533093)
That's Lynda Bellingham as the dead tart innit? Fought so...;)

Dear Lynda.....


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