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UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Sean Bean, Charlie Creed-Miles, Alex Kingston, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Terry Winsor
UK: 102 mins
UK Certificate: 18 for violence, sex, drug use and coarse language
UK Release Date: 14 July 2000
ESSEX BOYS is based on a news headline drugs related event that happened in Essex in December 1995 where an ambush on the occupants of Range Rover resulted in 3 people being shot dead in a field. Two people are now in prison serving life sentences and another person is living under a false identity. The film details the firm that controlled the drugs trade in the Essex nightclubs and includes a scenario of the death of a teenager from taking a bad ecstasy tablet reminiscent of Leah Betts death who lived in a village near Basildon, Essex. Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles of sci-fi series THE FIFTH ELEMENT), a na´ve taxi driver and narrator for the film becomes innocently embroiled in the Essex underworld.