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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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Kierston Wareing only was on set only for three days for her scenes, one of which was a nude one. 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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Not very good
5 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a very inaccurate portrayal of the men. I found it extremely disappointing after anticipating it for a few months. I found rise of the foot soldiers to be much more realistic and I guess there is a reason why it is, as ROTFS is a list of events told by an extremely reliable person, an extremely close friend of Tony Tucker and also someone who knew Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe very well, his name is Carlton Leach.

However 'Bonded By Blood' is a film by Terry stone, who has no personal knowledge of the murders or the people involved, and therefore has painted a more hollywoodised version and transformed the characters completely.

For instance Darren Nichols was an Essex boy from near Braintree, and not a rude-boy type who spoke similar to dizzy rascal. He was chubby and was pretty unintelligent. Jack Whomes was not a tall bodybuilder but instead average height and plump. The person who really made me laugh was Pat Tates character. I thought Pat Tate was of Irish descent and not Turkish! LOL. Tony Tucker had a strange mullet type haircut, and was not often seen in a suit. Craig Rolfe is also portrayed in this film as a young wise expert in handling guns, and very sharp and of strong status within the firm. The reality couldn't be further from the truth. He was Tony Tuckers little runner, that constantly got shown up publicly by the firm, he was also rather dim and had no valid opinion in the firm.

All I can say is its a good film if you want to watch a snatch / Rollin with the nines type film, but if you are like me and have read many books on the Rettendon murders and then watched this expecting it to be a very accurate story and portrayal of the characters involved then you will be very disappointed.


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