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Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  1 December 2008 (USA)
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Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who ... See full summary »

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The life of underworld icon Carlton Leach.

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Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties. It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country. Written by Julian Gilbey

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong bloody/brutal violence, torture and language throughout, drug use, sexuality, and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£85,903 (UK) (7 September 2007)

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£85,903 (UK) (7 September 2007)
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Trivia

The Range Rover used in Bonded By Blood is actually the really Range Rover that Pat Tate, Tony Tucker & Craig Rolfe were killed in down that farm track in Rettendon See more »

Goofs

When the ICF are on the bus to Man Utd game (5 mins in to film) they are spraying cans of alcohol and you can see a can of Magners (black can introduced in 2007). See more »

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[first lines]
Carlton Leach: It was the end of an era. But before the murders, the torture, the beatings and the ecstacy... before all of that, there was football. You see, football was where all the spite and the hatred first came from. On those terraces... well, it's where it all began for me.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Reckoning Day (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Move It Up
Written by A. Pasinelli, C. Maifrini, Diego Leoni (as D. Leoni), G. Bortolotti
Performed by Cappella
Published by Media Songs SRL/Media Songs Ltd.
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Reality vs Movies Making
5 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a great movie. I don't get all the bad comments. In truth this movie was based on real events, that's what makes it so great. They're trying to get across the grit and situations of the characters, attempting to make them more real rather than a stylized ideal of what they're supposed to be. If you can't appreciate the realism and would rather see mass produced soulless productions go see something else. For me it did the trick and is representative of the genre, i.e. movies based on real events. Take Ghost in the Darkness, it had a star, Val Kilmer, and a substantial budget yet failed to be a box office success. When a director, and actors are relating a story of this type you expect a rougher display and style. A refined actor would try to change the roll and make it more noble or classy than it was. I'll take unknowns, an interesting story, and a desire to make something more than a box office titan every time.


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