Essex Boys

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Essex Boys ★★ 1999 (R)

British gangster movie inspired by the true-crime 1995 murders of three criminals. Ambitious young Billy (Creed-Miles) is hired to chauffeur violent Jason Locke (Bean), who's just out of prison. Jason partnered with John Dyke (Wilkinson) in the drug trade but times have changed and double-crosses are the new name of the game. Billy gets sucked in and betrayed, but beware, because the female (Kingston) does turn out to be deadlier than the male. 102m/C VHS, DVD . GB Charlie Creed-Miles, Sean Bean, Tom Wilkinson, Alex Kingston, Larry Lamb, Terence Rigby, Billy Murray, Amelia Lowdell; D: Terry Winsor; W: Terry Winsor, Jeff Pope; C: John Daly; M: Colin Towns.