[rating=3]Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Allen Leech, Paul Anderson and Steven Mackintosh
Writer(s): Nick Love (screenplay), John Hodge (co-writer), Ian Kennedy Martin (source material)
Director(s): Nick Love
Starting in 1975, British fans of ‘realistic’ police drama on television would tune in to ITV to watch The Sweeney. It was the first such show in the UK that showed police officers as being human and fallible. After its initial four season run, it continued in reruns well into the 1980s. Now that television series has been updated and brought to the big screen by writer/director Nick Love.