Pat Tate Flashback Terry Stone The problem in my view is that some young blokes watch films like this and then sort of look up to these people as glamorous. Edit Storyline The life of underworld icon Carlton Leach. He is supported by Johnny Palmiero as Mad Jack who gets all the best lines and brings much needed humour to the piece, because if you have even dipped your toe into that world you will know that many of the real characters are faster than anyone with their comedy come backs. Anyway, for his directorial debut, I personally think that he done a good job with this movie and his acting was top form but it would be good to see him tackle another genre, because this one has been done to death. The first Rising of the Footsoldier was pretty solid stuff to be fair, it was the umpteenth telling of those shootings, and why and how they took place.

Now, with any other film, you would conclude that the writer is stretching the truth just a little bit, but when you have the real Leach appear in the film for nothing more than to hug his fictional counterpart, you wonder if it’s all above board, or whether some people have huge egos. I really wasn’t expecting that much from this film, especially when I saw that it had something to do with the Rettendon killings but it actually turned out to be quite entertaining. The first was possibly the most realistic and best example of the ‘Brit Gangster’ genre. What kills this film is the absolutely diabolical script, which is full of endless expletives and no kind of with at all. But before long, the fast paced Joshua Osei and Scott Peden do well with very under written roles to make their mark and the likes of solid actors Nabil Elouahabi and Jasper Britton add strong credibility to their characters. It does not suffer the same shocking production values as some really budget gangster films. Armed robber and career criminal Jack Cregan seeks to discover the truth behind his father’s murder and his stolen heist money and in doing so puts his life in danger.

Leech is good but the actor looks totally different in almost every way which is a bit frustrating at times.

Wasn’t sure as to how it would be, as sequels can often be something of a disappointment. The character portrayals were so well-done I had to remind myself I was watching actors at times.

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Perhaps even worse there’s an element of redemption running through the narrative subtext but how does a former Tanzer Ham ICF thug and gangster redeem himself? Audible Download Audio Books. The film serves nothing more than to be a vanity project for Writer, Director, Caterer, and Star, Harnett. As I mentioned, the plot is thin but at least most of the actors tried to make the best of what they had to work with, in the end it’s a by-the- numbers film that barely keeps you interested and then only really by Fairbrass and Harnett.


Hartnett wisely assembled fim team of very competent actors in his supporting cast to fill out the other roles – Luke Mably is in a class of his own as best friend Shawn, the loyal torture specialist whose speech about his love playing a record will make you squirm in your seat. Ricci plays Carlton Leach in this 2nd parter of a film about how Carlton Leach went through his life and what Carlton Leach was all about.

There are better gangster films about bigger cheeses out there but this one is still enjoyable and actually has a good climactic ending. The Football Factory Carlton Leach led a dark and often dangerous life and i believe no better person than Harnett could have been chosen to portray him with his brooding swagger and attitude when playing the part.

This sequel examines the aftermath that Leach had to deal with his slow climb back to a reality where he finds some sense of normality. None of the 3 times.

Learn more More Like This. He also starred in the first instalment of this movie, so he wasn’t new to the project. All of the actors put in a decent performance, and they made the movie seem extremely real but the person that I folm most impressed with was Ricci Harnett Carlton Leachwho was pretty brutal and unlikable at the beginning but he found some redemption towards the end. We are over the 90’s, and the point of the original was to document the eventual demise of big time drug dealers.

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The dark undertones that became the fabric of Carlton Leaches life were brought to the fore with my particular favourite scene being the meeting with Norton played excellently by Jasper Britton with the intimidation from Britton and the fear from Harnett just oozing out of the scene.

Everything about it was garbage. But the film does not falsely try to make out they are great blokes. Amateur at best, swearing is pathetic. Two hours of my life I will never get back rubbish.


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What ricci has done is amazing. I hope the idiots who made this got forced to watch Michael Mann and Tarantino films for a month. It’s gangster wonderland. Either that or they were sniffing the same stuff as the main character did for most of the film!

Tell me about it. They featured all your favourite bad boys from cockney based soaps, and had more C words in it than the song ‘My Coo Coo Ca Choo’. Rose is a massively under rated actress and should be seen on our screens a great deal more However, as a film footsolsier continues to tell the story of Carlton Leach, it does exactly what it says on the tin – I only have a casual interest in films of this genre and there have been some truly dire films over the last few years which have tried to capitalise on the continued telling of stories connected to the Range Ganzee killings.

Use the HTML below. Rise of the Footsoldier Part II It’s not a bad film but if you need convincing that crime doesn’t pay the message has been spelled out in better films without trying to elicit sympathy from the audience.

But it was purely filler, and was milking the dregs of a strange phenomena that Ritchie started in late nineties, and Nick Love continued to semi revive in the mid- nineties Edit Cast Credited cast: Theo Robertson 20 December Rise of the footsoldier the original I saw 3 times.

II is how Leach tries to come to terms with being the survivor of the gang, his ensuing drug addiction, divorce, criminal activities and part-redemption. Sign in to vote. So the film consists of Harnett having a fight, getting paranoid, having a fight, getting paranoid, getting his family paranoid, and so on and so on. The crossbow-wielding star tackles some what-ifs that would change everything we know about ” The Walking Dead.

Actors are brilliant such a deep film loved it well done too all involved!! Leech is good but the actor looks totally different in almost every way which is a bit frustrating at times.

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