StoryRise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.
It is three decades of his life following him from football hooliganism, through to his burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early rave scene and subsequently to his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected criminals in the country.
The story concludes with three members of his firm being brutally murdered in the infamous shot-gun slaying at Rettenden.
|Ricci Harnett||Carlton Leach|
|Terry Stone||Tony Tucker|
|Craig Fairbrass||Pat Tate|
|Roland Manookian||Craig Rolfe|
|Neil Maskell||Darren Nicholls|
|Billy Murray||Mickey Steele|
|Ian Virgo||Jimmy Gerenuk|
|Kierston Wareing||Kate Carter|
|Frank Harper||Jack Whomes|
|Dave Legeno||Big John|
Official URLOfficial Site
- Genre: Crime Movies
- Director: Julian Gilbey
- Producer: Carnaby International
- Length: 119 min
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical Release North America Dec 1, 2008 Europe Sep 7, 2007 Australia Dec 22, 2008
Ratings North America R Europe 18 Australia R
DVD Release Europe Dec 26, 2007