Those of a certain vintage will remember Detective Inspector Jack Regan (John Thaw) and Detective Sergeant George Carter (Dennis Waterman) as they battled violent crime on the streets of London in The Sweeney which ran on British television from 1975 to 1978.
(What Did I Just Watch is a regular feature in every issue where we review movies that astound and confound us.) Did you ever watch a movie that made you angry?
You cannot be a cool and groovy 60s secret agent or crime-fighter without a raft of gadgets, a sexy little car, a nifty wardrobe, and occasionally some mystical super powers. And you definitely need a snappy little acronym or title to stamp on your psychedelic-hued calling card.
When the bad guys run, the good guys need to chase them – and fast.