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Essex Boys (2000)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Film Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[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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References The Hit (2018) See more »

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Feel Me
Performed by D.Stabiliser
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compelling
13 January 2003 | by dougbingSee all my reviews

I just viewed this video, then have read the reviews and am stunned. Was I watching another movie? Sure the characters are shady, but what do you expect, Scorsese-esque, Soprano-ish likeable lots? This is about the seedy, Darwinian underworld and has a compelling story about how Billy (a more cerebral, physically minute character) gets slowly pulled into the bowels of greed and acrimony. The acting is intense and uncompromising. Alex Kingston is wonderful and the actor who played Billy was smart. Certainly not academy award, but interesting fodder nonetheless. A mixture of Sexy Beast & GoodFellas. 7/10


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