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The Sweeper (1996)

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Merhi

Writers:

Joe Hart (original story by) (as Jacobsen Hart), William Applegate Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Mark Goddard
Jeff Fahey ... Dale Goddard
Ed Lauter ... Molls
Kristen Dalton ... Rachel Gill
Janet Gunn ... Melissa
Felton Perry ... Foster
Max Elliott Slade ... Young Mark
Cynda Williams ... Diane
Kathrin Middleton ... Amy (as Kathrin Lautner)
Mark Knudsen Mark Knudsen ... Molls' Stepfather
John Saint Ryan ... Richman
Jim O'Malley Jim O'Malley ... Sean
Jon Ingrassia Jon Ingrassia ... Marsh
Christopher Allport ... Grubb
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Jeremiah Pope
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Storyline

A young renegade undercover cop (C. Thomas Howell) with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father (Jeff Fahey) and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader (Ed Lauter) who wants only to kill all criminals and those associated with them. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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JUSTICE NOW without the constraints of the legal system

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con su propia justicia See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was 'Max Slade''s (Young Mark) final movie before he went off to pursue a career as a rock star. See more »

Goofs

At the drug lab it is obviously full Daylight outside, but right after during the car chase it is suddenly night. See more »

Quotes

Sean: You want to be a cop like daddy?
Young Mark: Shit, yeah!
Dale Goddard: Watch your mouth, Mark.
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Connections

Featured in Shattered Lies (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirty Low Down
Written by Stephen Boyd and Chuck Hoover
Published by MediaScore (BMI)
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Great balls of fire........
8 August 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Here we have a movie that carries on screen explosions to new lofty levels. Chase scenes with exploding propane tanks and gasoline trucks, create almost continuous mayhem. So what's not to like about "The Sweeper"? Quite a bit actually, starting with a most unlikable performance by C. Thomas Howell. Long boring diatribes about things as mundane as breakfast cereals permeate this disjointed, loosely connected mess of a film. In addition, continuity problems distract, such as where broad daylight suddenly turns into the blackest night. I say this, the stunts are definitely worth checking out, so simply fast forward between fire balls, and avoid the in between. - MERK


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