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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Vincent Regan ... Mickey Steele
Kierston Wareing ... Kate Smith
Michael Socha ... Donny Svenson
Alex Macqueen ... Prison Governor (as Alex MacQueen)
Neil Maskell ... Craig Rolfe
Terry Stone ... Tony Tucker
Dave Legeno ... Jack Whomes
Lucy Brown ... Anna Richards
Tamer Hassan ... Pat Tate
Jason Cook Jason Cook ... Prison Officer 1
Rebecca Ferdinando ... Mary (as Rebecca Walsh)
Adam Deacon ... Darren Nicholls
Susie Amy ... Donna Jagger
Siobhan Hewlett ... Julia
Simon Phillips ... Officer Tolands
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Footsoldier 2 - Bonded by Blood See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place from 1995 to 2000. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1996 when Southend's pier trains were painted Red-But in 2006 they were Repainted Blue-as seen in the Film. See more »

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NOT as good as ROTFS! However...
6 September 2010 | by beatleblackSee all my reviews

NOT as good as ROTFS! However... If you are interested in the now notorious story of the so-called Essex Boys, you will want to see this for completist reasons.

This film presents the relationship between Mickey Steele & Pat Tate/Tony Tucker with the ultimate build-up to the Range Rover killing in a way that ROTFS missed. That's because the narrative comes from the perspective of the 3rd member of Mickey's gang. This is a perspective which you can't help but doubt having watched Rise & which even this film admits with a post-script is a dubious account.

Documentary evidence aside, two questions arise: do we have some more great anecdotal evidence of their out-of-control behaviour? And, is this anywhere near as good a film as Rise?

Firstly, yes AND no. Despite the lack of Craig Fairbass there are moments showing Pat's traits which are memorable but NOTHING like the Pizza scene. Secondly, yes AND no. This film felt like a more artistically professional job but left me feeling less satisfied and entertained than by the gloriously over-the-top Rise.


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