20th Aug2021

Video Review: ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins’

by Kevin Haldon

Here’s Kev with a video review of Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins which is released in UK cinemas on September 3rd, courtesy of Signature Entertainment

When a down-on-his-luck Tony Tucker lands a job as a nightclub doorman after saving the owner’s grandson, he will do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the game. Teaming up with Essex heavyweight Bernard O’Mahoney at the height of the 1980s rave scene, Tucker could do no wrong. A voracious appetite for money, drugs, and a glamorous lifestyle soon develops, fueling his growingly audacious ventures and seeing him join forces with Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe to capitalise on the drug-boom. Packed with fights, revenges, and explosions, the ultimate origin story brings Rise of the Footsoldier full circle, and tackles many of the franchise’s previously unanswered questions.

Directed by Nick Nevern, Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins stars Vinnie Jones, Keith Allen (Kingsman, Shallow Grave), Craig Fairbrass (Muscle) – returning as notorious drug-dealer Pat Tate – P.H.Moriarty from The Long Good Friday, Billy Murray (Eastenders), Michelle Collins (Eastenders), George Russo (Top Dog), the brilliant Roland Manookian (RocknRolla), and genius cameos from reality TV royalty Chris Hughes and the late and great Heavy D.

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