The Pat Tate story.
The notorious Rettendon Range Rover murders of 1995 continue to exert a lurid fascination for the makers of British gangster movies. More’s the pity. This repellently violent example, third and hopefully last in the Footsoldier series, stars Craig Fairbrass as drug-dealing Essex thug Pat Tate, one of the Rettendon victims. A ‘psychotic six foot four yeti’ (as one character describes him), he can’t open his mouth without dropping a hail of f-bombs and c-grenades, and spends most of his time stoving in the heads of fellow geezer crims. Nasty stuff.
Certificate 18. Runtime 99 mins. Director Zackary Adler
Rise of the Footsoldier 3 available on DVD & Digital from Signature Entertainment.
A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.
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