The Sweeney Complete Collection
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(Apr 12, 2011)
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The Sweeney is the Flying Squad. It is a name derived from Cockney rhyming slang (Sweeney Todd = Flying Squad), used by police and underworld alike to refer to this highly mobile force of top London crime-busters. The revolutionary series that introduced a new kind of police drama, The Sweeney depicts the violent clashes between the Flying Squad and the deadly world of organized crime.
DI Jack Regan (John Thaw - Inspector Morse) is the total professional, a 24-hours-a-day cop whose commitment to his job has already led to the break-up of his marriage. Regan's partner, DS George Carter (Dennis Waterman - Minder), is a sharp, South London Cockney. Together, Regan and Carter lead a unit of skilled detectives who infiltrate and bust up London's criminal underworld.<br
Te epitome of 1970's style and attitudes, The Sweeney is action-packed with exciting car chases, fistfights, boozing, break-ins, gunfire, brash dialogue and a multitude of talented guest actors.
Top Customer Reviews
Fast moving ( for it's time ) you'll enjoy the car chases, roughing up of the bad guys, ect. Each show is fully independent
of the next. Some of the endings however; aren't quite the " happy endings " we've grown to expect. Lots of humor and british
slang circa 1970's. Though remastered, isn't quite up to the picture quality of the more modern shows. If you haven't seen Life On Mars you'll want to. Purchase the BRITISH release.
Anyways, spend the bucks. Was disappointed that the complete collection didn't include the movies too
If you watch much British produced TV, you will recognize a lot of the actors, some of whom are still around these days. Sadly, John Thaw is not among them. It was very sad to hear of his death not too long after the end of Inspector Morse. He was very good in several long running series.
If you are considering buying the whole set, you might want to check on the prices of the individual seasons instead. The only additional feature of the boxed set is the box. There are some bonus features for each season, including comments from some of the actors, stuntmen and others who were involved in producing the series. And some episodes with commentary.
Update: I just found out there are TV movies made after the end of the series that are not available anywhere that I can find. I would love to see those!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good stories, real problem solving logic used. Even though it is the 70's you don't care. Stellar actors and brain power not gadgets are used to catch the criminals.Published 18 months ago by Strident One
Excellent! Well worth the investment, great stories, great acting.Published 21 months ago by G Gould Smith
I have long enjoyed John Thaw's performances and understood that The Sweeny was his favorite. It is terrific. Each episode is dynamic but seasoned with humor.Published on April 29, 2014 by Ruth Hegdal
I have the Morse series, The Lewis series and the Endeavour series. The English do it so well. Great entertainment. And you should see some of the clothes worn by the actors.Published on February 21, 2014 by Denis