Ray Winstone ignites the screen as Jack Regan in The Sweeney
, a contemporary take on the hard-as-nails UK cop show (and later two spin-off films) known for their biting dialogue and groovy scores cribbed from the best library music on the planet. Here Regan and young partner George Carter (Ben Drew) take on a string of robberies with their crack police unit, who get the job done using whatever force they deem necessary. The pic follows Regan as he pummels criminals and sleeps around with a fellow copper (Hayley Atwell), who just happens to be married to the very Internal Affairs stooge (Steven MacKintosh) out to shut the squad down.
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