Rise Of The Footsoldier

  • 2007 119 minutes


    The film follows Carlton Leach from his younger days as a 'footsoldier' among the ranks of the ICF to membership of a notorious gang who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The film focuses on three decades of his life, following him from football hooliganism through his burgeoning career as a nightclub bouncer (doorman)|bouncer and his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene, until finally becoming one of the most feared criminals in the country. The story concludes with three members of his gang - Tony Tucker `38', Craig Rolfe `26' and Pat Tate `37' - being brutally murdered in the infamous Rettendon|Triple Rettendon Murders, down a farm track in a Range Rover, on December 6th 1995. This scene and other details of the 1990s Essex and London criminal milieu are also featured in the film Essex Boys (2000).
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  • Rise of the Footsolldier
  • Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
  • Rise of the foot soliders