The Fall of The Essex Boys - Preview
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THE 1995 Rettendon Triple Murder. Not since Jack The Ripper has a killer’s identity so captivated the nation.
The gruesome death of three drug dealers has spawned a miniature industry – books, TV programmes, merchandise, conventions and – of course – feature films.
The appetite for gory detail and suppressed gangland secrets remains unabated, and is constantly titillated further with new tales of football hooliganism, international drug smuggling and police conspiracies of silence.
An 18-year-old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History.
Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals – Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done.
As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere.
As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.
Directed by Paul Tanter from a script by Stephen Reynolds, The Fall of The Essex Boys stars Robert Cavanah, Kierston Wareing, Peter Barrett and Jay Brown.
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The Fall of The Essex Boys (cert. 18) is released on DVD on February 18, 2013