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Essex Boys: Law of Survival (2015)

Danny, an ex-street-thug, takes on the Essex underworld after they turn his life upside-down.


Steven M. Smith


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Birdsall ... Hemp
Chris Bell ... Danny
Ross Boatman Ross Boatman ... Franks
Megan Lockhurst ... Judy
Mark Sears ... Sean Jones
Abbie Steele ... Amy
James Hodcroft James Hodcroft ... Lee
Jake Francis ... Detective Allen
Darren James King ... Harvey
Owen Clark Owen Clark ... Gerard (The Yank)
Carlton Leach Carlton Leach ... Himself
Anthony Wakefield Anthony Wakefield ... Darren
Dean Martin Dean Martin ... DCI Gregg
Rosanna Barr Rosanna Barr ... Sharon
Mark Arden Mark Arden ... Mr. Carroll


Danny, an ex-street-thug, takes on the Essex underworld after they turn his life upside-down.

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In one of the gym scenes the character (Mick) is doing upright rows and bicep curls. This was in reference to the real documentary footage of Pat Tate performing these exercises in the gym during his Prison Service. See more »


DCI Gregg: Do you have a busy household?
Detective Allen: What?
DCI Gregg: Do YOU have a busy household?
Detective Allen: I've got a wife, two kids, dog and a cat... what, what are you saying...?
DCI Gregg: Look, what's the first thing you do any major event in the household? You get yourself organised, you get yourself prepared. Listen, something big's coming.
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Football Factory, without the acting, script or Storyline
21 April 2016 | by makka-00955See all my reviews

Shocking dialogue and acting, with no redeeming features whatsoever. The fight scenes are dreadful, the sound is dreadful, the plot is dreadful and the cast are dreadful. Gunfire sounds like firecrackers and the dialogue sounds as if the actors were making it up as they went along. Fight scenes are comedic, in that there is no rehearsed moves and sound effects, so all you get is a few grunts here and there and screwed up noses. The budget for this movie must have been around a hundred quid. Wardrobe looks limited to Sue Ryder, especially the bald 'heavy', who clearly drew the short-straw when it came to attire! It really boils down to a gangster war consisting of about ten people - 'very scary'. Nothing about this film is believable, from the ridiculous opening scenes, where we see two gangs of over the hill thugs, doing everything but FIGHT, despite being six feet apart - just enough room for the 5 or so extras, dressed as riot police to fit in (obviously a tight budget). Only then do we see some pathetic shoving about, resembling a fight in a Thursday morning Post Office pension queue. What is puzzling is that the rogue policeman, despite taking over the protection racket (consisting of one garage) and telling the owner he has to pay 'him' now, then inexplicably shoots him in virtually the next scene, thereby rendering the exercise pointless. It's safe to assume that I hated this movie - low-budget it may be but every single facet of this movie is appalling. With better direction, a better script and a few more quid spent, this might have been redeemable. As it is, it's simply amateurish and embarrassingly bad!

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