Sweeney 2 is a 1978 British action crime drama film. It was made as a sequel to the successful 1977 film Sweeney!. Both films are an extension of the popular British ITV television series The Sweeney (1975–78). Some of the action in the film is transferred from the usual London setting to Malta.


A group of particularly violent armed robbers, who are committing bank and payroll robberies across London, are taking just £60,000 from each robbery, leaving behind cash in excess of this sum. The robbers are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way: they even kill badly injured members of their team to ensure they cannot inform. As Regan puts it after the first raid, "I've never seen so many dead people". Meanwhile, a subplot takes place in a large hotel, in which the Flying Squad deals with an eccentric man armed with a bomb (who turns out to be in the CIA).

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    contentLocation London
    director Tom Clegg
    editor Chris Burt
    genre action crime drama
    keywords cia dead people detective chief superintendent eccentric man fly injured james purdey and sons purdey subplot their way
    musicBy Tony Hatch
    producer Ted Childs
    productionCompany Euston Films
    publisher EMI
    recordedAt Malta
    theme sequel