Essex Boys

Synopsis: The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony Tucker, three drug dealers well known to the police, were lured to Workhouse Lane, Rettendon. There they were blasted to death with a shot gun while sitting in their Range Rover. They had been lured to their deaths on the pretext of a lucrative drugs deal. The three bodies were found the following morning, 7 December 1995.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Terry Winsor
Production: Miramax
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

[Man Narrating]

I'll try anything once, me,

except bestiality.

And maybe Morris dancing.

Yeah, I'll try

and give them a swerve.

Now round here where I live,

everyone's heard of Jason Locke.

He'd just done a five stretch for armed

robbery. Been outless than 24 hours.

Mr. D. had asked me

to drive him about for a few days,

so I said, "Yeah, sure. "

[ Chattering ]


We pick up this van, and Jason says...

he wants to look up an old friend

who he knew from before.

[Chatter Continues]

You squealin' git !

You fucker !

You want some, huh ?

Yeah, you cunt !

Please, no more !

Fucking grass !

Come here !

Leave him alone !

You fucking grass !

- This is what you get.

- [ Screams ]

Fuckin' grass !

Get in there !

[Man Screaming]


Oh, my face!


My face is burning up !



[Screaming Continues]


[ Screaming ]

[ Grunting, Groaning ]

Come on.

Let's go home.


And that was that. Job done.

Jason needed a new shirt.

The geezer needed a new face.


Next, I take him to his mate's place,

which he's been hearing

things about.

Fucking bastards.

Lisa ?

I've seen his house.

He's taking the piss.

Nice, isn't it ?

Oh, yeah. How'd he get

that sort of dough ?

How'd he stay

out of prison ?

[Bottle Cap Hits Floor]

- You want egg with this ?

- No. Yeah, go on.

- Would you like anything ?

- No, I'm all right. Ta.

He had a Porsche

and a Bentley, the bastard.

What, a Porsche now ?

That must be new.

- What about Wayne ?

- Oh, he's got a five-series BMW...

and a nice little three-bedroom house

in Billericay.

[ Mumbling ]

It was a fucking mansion--

great big drive, electric gates,

fucking statues of lions

on the gate posts.

- You could have told me.

- What, spoil the surprise ?


Anyway, so look, I'm thinking,

"It's been a really interesting morning.

Thanks very much.

If it's all the same to you--"

- And then he says,

- Gonna need you some more, Billy.

- All right ? Later on.

- And I say...

- Yeah, sure.

- And that's it. I've got the job.

Your girlfriend won't mind,

will she, Billy ?

You have got a girlfriend,

haven't you ?

Yeah, I got a girlfriend.

She won't mind.



One-nine. Yes, that's right.

Mrs. Knight for Brentwood.

[Man On Radio]

Yeah, one-nine. Yeah, on my way.

- The geezer grassed him up.

What else could he do ?

- Oh, yeah ?

I ain't sayin' he should have gone

that far, but you know how it is.

Oh, he just sounds

like an animal to me.

They should put him back inside,

do us all a favor.

He's just done a five-year stretch

'cause of this mug.

- I'd have done exactly the same thing.

- That's you, is it, Billy ?

You could do that

to someone ?

In principle.

[ Chuckles ]

Billy, don't get involved

with this bloke.

[Billy Narrating] See him, Peter,

oh, he's the top boy. He runs the show.

Him, Wayne, does whatever

Peter tells him.

And Jason-- Well, every firm needs

a mad acidbath murderer, don't they ?

What do you think

of my hair, Billy ?

- You look like a fuckin' poof.

- F*ck off !

[ Laughs ]

What ?


F*ck of, will ya ?

It's all right, isn't it ?

It looks really,

really fucking stupid.

Can't you go any faster, Billy ?

I'm racing in the back here.

I thought you were supposed

to be Billy fuckin' Whizz.

[ All Laughing ]

It's all come from the doors.

You run the doors, and you

control what get inside.

Clubs don't give a shit.

Just don't want any aggro.

Most weeks now, we're...

turning over 20 grand.

- Yeah ?

- Mm.

- [ Snorts ]

- Fucking hell.

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Jeff Pope

Jeff Pope is a British television producer and screenwriter who co-wrote the film Pierrepoint and the television drama The Fattest Man in Britain and who won a BAFTA in 2006 for the drama See No Evil: The Moors Murders. He is also the Head of ITV Productions Factual Drama. more…

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