Rise of the Footsoldier

Rise of the Footsoldier

By Julian Gilbey

  • Genre: Julian Gilbey
  • Release Date: 2007-07-09
  • Advisory Rating: 18
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Director: Julian Gilbey
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49


Five years ago Rise Of The Footsoldier was released, redefining the British Gangster genre. Based on the true story of the brutal Rettendon triple murders in 1995, Rise Of The Footsoldier introduced viewers to the cut throat world of Essex organised crime. Now five years since its release, revisit the terraces of the east end with the new Extreme Extended Edition, featuring over twenty minutes of all new extreme footage. Hooligan. Gangster. Legend. This British crime epic charts the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to leader of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex during the late eighties and early nineties. The story spans three decades: from football hooliganism through to Leach's burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early 'rave' scene and subsequently his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected villains in the country. As his notoriety increased, Leach became entwined in a violent series of events, which culminated in the Rettendon Range Rover murders of 1995, one of the most infamous slayings in British Gangland history. This is his story.