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Essex Boys (2000)

R | | Crime, Thriller | 14 July 2000 (UK)
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The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Billy Reynolds
Sean Bean ... Jason Locke
Gareth Milne Gareth Milne ... Chippy
Alex Kingston ... Lisa Locke
Amelia Lowdell Amelia Lowdell ... Nicole
Larry Lamb ... Peter Chase
Michael McKell ... Wayne Lovell
Holly Davidson ... Suzy Welch
Terence Rigby ... Henry Hobbs
Tom Wilkinson ... John Dyke
Billy Murray ... Perry Elley
George Jackos George Jackos ... Kiri Christos
Sally Hurst Sally Hurst ... Beverley
Louise Landon Louise Landon ... Jemma
Gary Love ... Detective
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Storyline

The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony Tucker, three drug dealers well known to the police, were lured to Workhouse Lane, Rettendon. There they were blasted to death with a shot gun while sitting in their Range Rover. They had been lured to their deaths on the pretext of a lucrative drugs deal. The three bodies were found the following morning, 7 December 1995. Written by Anonymous

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Some lines should never be crossed.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsters - The Essex Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£111,548 (United Kingdom), 16 July 2000, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Based on a true story See more »

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[Jason has just beaten up a suspected grass, kidnapped him and thrown acid in his face, getting some on his own shirt. He and Billy have driven him to a muddy river bank and left him there, screaming in agony]
Billy Reynolds: [voiceover] And that was that. Job done. Jason needed a new shirt - and the geezer needed a new face!
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Crazy Credits

Statement in opening titles: "This story is inspired by a single true event. It left three men dead, two serving life imprisonment and another living under an assumed identity. The rest is fiction, as are all the characters." See more »

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Feel Me
Performed by D.Stabiliser
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Savage, intense a view to how it is done on the streets
1 August 2005 | by onysiaSee all my reviews

If you want to "see" what a drug induced blank look really looks like Sean Bean's bedroom scene half way through the movie is a must see. He ain't trying to look good or mean or anything other then just be in the character. And he does that to the exclusion of the rest of the world. He's a git and he will make your skin crawl.

This an an ensemble cast and they fit together wonderfully. The ways they come together and come apart are believable. You may even feel compassion for some of them until you remember what everyone is doing.

At the end of viewing it I thought it was a once through but now a few days later I want to see it again and I am thinking seriously about buying th DVD.


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