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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film ... See full summary »

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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared criminals in the south of England, maintaining the hold on their empire with fear and violence until their untimely death. Written by Nicole Gregory

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The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the F**king Truth!

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Actor, Terry Stone, Plays the character Tony tucker in both this and 'Rise of the Footsoldier', which is also based on the Essex boys murders. In fact, a lot of actors who appear in this movie also feature in Footsoldier but in different character parts. Dave Legano plays Jack Wholmes in this film, but played Big John in Footsoldier. Neil Maskel (Craig rolfe) played the role of Darren Nicholls in footsoldier. See more »

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When Craig Rolfe is arguing with his wife at their home he open and slams shut the fridge, several of the fridge magnets are clearly visible and relate to films and events that took place well after 1994, in the top left hand corner you can clearly see a fridge magnet of Doug the talking dog from the movie Up. See more »

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I enjoyed Rise of the Footsoldier, but loved Bonded by Blood!
3 September 2010 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Apparently this is movie is the truest depiction of the story of what happened to the 'Essex Boys' back in the mid nighties. It's definitely a lads action movie, but you'd expect that from the name.

A slow start, as you got to grips with the characters and their relationships with each other, but it soon hots up, with plenty of action.

From what i've heard and previously read it seems to be a fair account of what happened, and although it's a movie i'd like to think the portrayal didn't sensationalise what actually happened.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, and would definitely watch again.


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