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Bonded by Blood (2010)

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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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Sacha Bennett
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Credited cast:
Vincent Regan ... Mickey Steele
Michael Socha ... Donny Svenson
Neil Maskell ... Craig Rolfe
Kierston Wareing ... Kate Smith
Alex Macqueen ... Prison Governor (as Alex MacQueen)
Dave Legeno ... Jack Whomes
Lucy Brown ... Anna Richards
Terry Stone ... Tony Tucker
Susie Amy ... Donna Jagger
Tamer Hassan ... Pat Tate
Adam Deacon ... Darren Nicholls
Siobhan Hewlett ... Julia
Simon Phillips ... Officer Tolands
Rebecca Ferdinando ... Mary (as Rebecca Walsh)
Christopher Ellison ... Trent
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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In real life the torture of the man they forced to sniff cocaine and burnt with cigarettes was so severe the man ended up in a mental hospital. 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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Yawn
4 November 2011 | by Jnoirnoir1032See all my reviews

How many times will low budget tales about these Essex lads need to be told. The film made no effort to show anything other than the tough guy 'gangster' side of Tucker or Tate. They were thoroughly unlikeable, and whilst Hassan gives a decent performance, I still couldn't care less about the fate of his gobby bully. Stone, meanwhile fares less well. Not sure what this guys background is, but he's not a very convincing tough guy. I think he has a slight speech impediment which may have been a character choice, but it didn't seem right for the part. I didn't believe him at all, and he only really seems to have one emotion. Angry swearing. The direction is competent without ever being very imaginative, and the film does seem to have been put together quite well, zipping along at a good old pace. It's not a terrible film, it's just not really very interesting. It's been done better, many times, before. There is a very clear market for these films, and I guess whilst this obsession with cockney geezers remains we can expect more offerings like this one. Shame.


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3 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Footsoldier 2 - Bonded by Blood See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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