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The Sweeper [VHS]

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Product Details

  • Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Jeff Fahey, Ed Lauter, Kristen Dalton, Janet Gunn
  • Directors: Joseph Merhi
  • Writers: Joe Hart, Karen McCoy, William Applegate Jr.
  • Producers: Jeff Fahey, Joseph Merhi, Marta Merrifield, Richard Pepin
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Pepin/Merhi Entertai
  • VHS Release Date: August 13, 1998
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304048041
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,471 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Sweeper

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Format: VHS Tape
Story: After a little boy witnesses his family getting murdered, he manages to survive the attack from brutal people. Now as he is an adult, he is a good cop who sometimes his rage dominates him. He is asked to join a secret police organization where he is given the chance to kill criminals as well as get payed for it.
Review: This film has a very simple formula to it which consists of a storyline that is very simple and straight. The movie is well paced with the action sequences. Rated R for violence and some sexual content this movie is intended for mature audiences. Overall this movie is worth buying.
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Starring C. Thomas Howell who had his first hit with Francis Coppola's The Outsiders.

Unfortunately, this movie does not even seem to have the umph of even a TV show like Cops or NYPD let alone a feature movie - even if it was a "straight to video" release. First of all, the movie itself is very lacking in how it's plot unfolds, climaxes and ultimately concludes.

In the beginning Howell's character Mark Goodard sees his entire family wiped out (rather, he is there when it takes place...hiding in a bathroom). One of the perpetrators confronts him and shoots him but failed to kill him...or something like that. Flash 15 years later, we find Howell as a cop who is divorced from his wife and doing his shoot 'em up thing. He received an offer to join an elite group of warriors for justice called JI or Justice Incorporated, reluctantly he joins hoping they can tell him about who killed his family -- so they promised. He carries out his assignments in administrating justice with ease...too much ease that is. Everything falls into his proverbial lap. I figured this was just filler unto he came to the ultimate fight, taking out the killers of his family.

Ok so he find out that JI is actually the culprit when one of the people he is sent out to knockoff is a cop who was his father's partner. It seems that something is missing in how Howell becomes convinced that the JI people had a hand in his family's death. Anyway, he simply and I mean simply knocks the entire group off without so much as a fight...However the boss gets away. There is a car chase(oh really?) and then an airplane getaway. Goodard actually manages to get on the plane as it is taking off by jumping from his car. A rather lame and tame fight takes place once Goddard is on the wing.
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The only problem I have is that I am unable to burn it to a dvd so I can watch it on my big screen tv. I can only watch it on my computer monitor.
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By Bfan on July 17, 2016
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Kristen Dalton is one of the most beautiful actress I've ever seen. I didn't imagine at all that I can watch her nude someday!
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