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The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime | 1 March 2014 (Netherlands)
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The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Cavanah ... Mickey Steele
Kierston Wareing ... Karen
Peter Barrett ... Pat Tate
Jay Brown ... Tony Tucker
Simon Phillips ... Craig Rolfe
Nick Nevern ... Darren Nicholls
Kate Magowan ... Emma
Tony Denham Tony Denham ... Jack Whomes
Peter Woodward ... Miller
Ewan Ross ... Phil Stone
Eddie Webber Eddie Webber ... Billy Carmichael
Joe Stamp Joe Stamp ... Ronnie Walsh
Charlie Bond Charlie Bond ... Ramsey
Roman Kemp Roman Kemp ... Pete
Emile Jansen ... Alexander Janssen
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The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.

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Karen walks into the bedroom to find Pat with another woman. When Pat leaves the bedroom, he's wearing long legged, square-cut underwear. A minute later in the kitchen the cut of the briefs has changed. See more »

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28 February 2013 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

There are now three movies on the 1995 Rettendon murders, if I have counted correctly. In chronological order: Essex Boys, The Rise Of The Foot Soldier, and now The Fall Of The Essex Boys. The former is a conventional feature movie (starring Sean Bean), the latter two use a documentary-style approach with first-person narrators. The Fall Of The Essex Boys tries to be the hardest of them all, it almost feels as if the narrator is spitting into your ear ("It didn't take long for the near gear to spread frough Essex like an effing virus.") The actors are all trying a bit to hard to appear tough as nails and their overdone Cockney accents quickly begin to grate. At the same time, it does a bad job at recounting at least a semblance of a plot. All three movies revel in machism and violence. If that's your cuppa, I recommend The Rise Of The Footsoldier, to which The Fall Of The Essex Boys has nothing to add (except maybe more plump-breasted birds).

The fact that a fairly conventional triple gangland murder still spawns movies twenty years later tells you what a quiet little place Old Blighty really is.


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