- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 12, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2001
"...The performances, particularly from the reliably astute Charlie Creed-Miles, bristle with commitment..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"Creed-Miles keeps the film on course with a fine performance as the increasingly frantic Billy."
Locke (Sean Bean) is a crime boss just released from prison and planning to regain his former position on top of Essex's criminal underworld. He meets up with Billy, a cabbie who becomes intrigued by the power and thrills of a life of crime. Together they plan a deal with the local drug boss with explosive consequences. Also starring Alex Kingston (of TV's E.R.) as Locke's wife.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
A riveting thriller in the powerful tradition of RESERVOIR DOGS, ESSEX BOYS stars Alex Kingston (TV's ER, THE CROUPIER) and Sean Bean (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, RONIN) in an unforgettable story about a dark criminal underworld where seduction and betrayal are a way of life! When ex-con Jason Locke (Bean) is released from prison, he returns home and realizes that his old cohorts have all profited from the empire he helped build. Trusting no one and attempting to restore his reputation and authority, he sets off a chain of events that shakes up the underworld! Also starring Tom Wilkinson (THE PATRIOT, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) and Charlie Creed-Miles (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) -- the action explodes with Locke's maniacal bid to shift the balance of power!
Drug Dealers |
Non-U.S. Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: July 14th, 2000 (United Kingdom)