Following this year’s release of Sweeney! on blu-ray and just prior to the upcoming Sweeney Reunion at London’s Cinema Museum (courtesy of Misty Moon Events),
here’s Rob Fairclough’s in-depth piece on The Sweeney for INFINITY MAGAZINE. From the inception of the TV series to the theatrical movies, including an interview with David Wickes about the making of Sweeney! for the big screen, Rob gets under the skin of this gritty cop drama. So put your trousers on and give it a read.
Credit: Thank you to Allan Bryce of INFINITY MAGAZINE and Rob Fairclough for permission to reproduce this on our website.
Click here to read the full article from INFINITY magazine

A date for your diaries . . . Saturday 13th July 2019 – The Cinema Museum, London
Credit: Thanks to Sam Bessant (poster design) and Misty Moon Events for permission to reproduce this on our website.

Tickets £14 on the door.
NB: The Cinema Museum is situated at 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London, SE11 4TH.

For more info on the venue, visit http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk.

Following the success of the popular TV action series The Sweeney, David Wickes directed the feature film SWEENEY! for EMI starring John Thaw (as Jack Regan) and Dennis Waterman (as George Carter) as the two maverick cops from Scotland Yard’s elite Flying Squad (the film’s title comes from Cockney rhyming slang: Flying Squad = Sweeney Todd).

This theatrical spin-off was a risk worth taking as it topped box office charts on its release. With a budget of £1.4 million, Sweeney! captured the essence of the tv show but cranked up the action, the violence, and by escaping the constraints of episodic television stormed into a world of corrupt politicians, ruthless villains, high-class call girls and international OPEC delegates.

Sweeney! broke box office records in several countries and is now available on dvd.

“The best crime movie since Peter Yates’ Robbery” – THE DAILY MAIL