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If you're a fan of British Gangster Films then 2017 is looking like it's going to be a good one. The Archer Gang are back and this time they STILL STEAL THE OLD WAY. And it’s not just the Archer gang carrying out old school robberies; Ronnie Thompson’s HATTON GARDEN JOB tells the story of Brian Reader and Co and their masterminded £14 Million safety deposit heist. Has anyone seen Basil?
If Essex boys is your thing there’s BONDED BY BLOOD 2: The New Generation, starring Josh Myers as Ricky Percival and RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3: The Beginning, starring Craig Fairbrass and Terry Stone. Craig Fairbrass also stars in LONDON HEIST a full on action revenge thriller set in London and Marbella, co-starring James Cosmo, Mem Ferda, Nick Moran, Steven Berkoff and Nathalie Cox.
MY NAME IS LENNY tells the story of East End legend Lenny McLean, brilliantly played by Josh Helman. MY NAME IS LENNY covers the three fights Lenny had with Roy ‘Pretty Boy’ Shaw and how he came to be known as 'The Guv’nor'.
If we’ve missed any other titles including Urban, Crime and Hood and boxing movies, let us know and we'll add them to the list? Contacts@Britflicks.com
SMOKING GUNS - Directed By Savvas D. Michael
Set in a betting shop in North London, SMOKING GUNS follows the exploits of a motley crew of gamblers, regular players at their local betting shop When one of them decides on a bet which could earn him a life changing bundle his game plan creates a buzz at the ''bookies'' and his ticket soon become an item coveted by the unscrupulos violent Holt, a local criminal - with disastrous consequences for all.
JAWBONE - Directed By Thomas Napper
A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man desperately in search of hope, but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone) cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). In a battle between fear and faith, Jimmy risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.
JAWBONE is on Cinemas 17th March 2017
Essex Heist - Directed By Steve Lawson
Released on DVD 23rd January 2017.
Times are tough for Jez (Glenn Salvage - "Never Let Go") and his motley crew of car mechanics, scraping a dishonest living in a small town on the Essex coast. So when they hear on the grapevine that a million pounds in cash is being transported across town, Jez plans an elaborate heist.
There's just one problem - the cash belongs to local crime kingpin Terry Slade (Steven Dolton - "The Curse of Robert"), whose iron grip extends to every criminal enterprise in town - including Jez's garage.
When the heist plan goes awry and the body count starts to rise, Jez and the gang learn the hard way that there's no honour among thieves - and that nobody messes with Terry Slade!
London Heist - Directed By Mark McQueen
Jack Cregan, career criminal, family man and vicious armed robber, is on a mission for revenge. When Jack’s father Alfie Cregan is brutally murdered and their money from the Heathrow airport heist stolen, Jack, his cousin Sammy and other gang members Eddie and Frank, realize there is more to the stolen money and Alfie’s murder than meets the eye and once Jack begins to dig, he knows that his life will never be the same again.
The shattering revelations that follow force Jack, with the clock ticking, to not only pull off one dangerous last robbery, but also to exact brutal revenge on all those involved. Set against the backdrop of the gritty streets of London and Marbella’s hedonistic glamour on Spain’s seductive Costa Del Sol. LONDON HEIST is a gripping revenge thriller along the lines of “POINT BLANK” meets “HEAT”.
We Still Steal The Old Way - Directed By Sacha Bennett
Released on DVD April 2017.
Reuniting the original film's band of loveable rogues, as Ian Ogilvy (Return of the Saint), Chris Ellison (The Bill) and Tony Denham (Vendetta) find themselves behind bars on their most daring job yet. New additions to the all-star cast include Billy Murray (the Call of Duty video game franchise), Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy), Julian Glover (Game of Thrones, The Empire Strikes Back) and Vas Blackwood (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
Regarded as the best in the business, the Archer Gang - an ageing criminal outfit - carries out a daring robbery, only to be caught in the midst of their heist. Sentenced to hard time in Britain's toughest prison, they encounter a nemesis from their past intent on settling an old score.
Checkout our exclusive WSSTOW set visit featurette here.
Bonded By Blood 2 - Directed By Greg Hall.
Released on DVD May 2017.
In the shadow of the Range Rover murders, drugs, violence and revenge continue to reign in a criminal underworld even darker and deadlier than before as a new generation of Essex Boys begin to carve their bloody mark. Bonded By Blood 2 is based on the book Essex Boys – The New Generation by Bernard O'Mahoney.
Checkout our exclusive Bonded By Blood 2 set visit featurette here.
My Name Is Lenny - Directed By Ron Scalpello
Released Spring 2017.
In the underworld of The Krays, Charles Bronson and Ronnie Biggs in 1970s East-End London, the fast talking, hard drinking Lenny, 6 foot 4 inches of rock hard man, fights for the right to be called ‘The Guv’nor’, the ultimate title of respect, and to win back the hand of his childhood sweetheart, Valerie. But Lenny’s violent reputation precedes him, and a chance encounter with an unstable young man in a nightclub sees Lenny framed for a murder he didn’t commit…
Based on the life of The Guv’nor, Lenny McLean – his biography, The Guv’nor, has sold over 2 million copies – My Name Is Lenny unleashes on us the heart and psyche of the toughest of street fighters. Threatening, unpredictable, protective and a loyal family man, Lenny is a complex amalgam of his upbringing, personal demons and self-preservation.
We'll be bringing you our exlusive My Name Is Lenny set visit featurette later in 2017.
Rise Of The Footsolder 3 - Directed By Zachary Alder
Released Winter 2017
Set in 1988, the story opens in Marbella with burgeoning Essex gangster Pat Tate trying to smuggle a batch of ecstasy tablets into the UK and infiltrate Southend nightclubs. Double crossed by his suppliers, Tate’s fortune soon takes a turn for the worse and, following a series of violent encounters, he is hunted down by police and imprisoned. Behind bars, he makes a new alliance and together they mastermind a plot to take control of the Essex drugs war and become the most feared gangsters of the underworld. With a bitter vendetta to settle, Tate’s relentless lifestyle of drug use and violence is further fuelled by business partner, Tony Tucker, who steers him on the road to his grizzly end.
We'll be bringing you our exlusive Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 set visit featurette later in 2017.
Borstal - Directed By Steven M. Smith
BORSTAL is released on DVD & VOD 6th March 2017.
Based on a true story. Forty-Five years ago Kris Gray was sentenced to a 2 year period of harsh brutally in a country Borstal for possession of drugs. It was a journey of discovery, where beatings and racism were common place. He made friends and enemies some of which would turn around his life and make him into the man he is today.
The Hatton Garden Job - Directed By Ronnie Thompson,
The Hatton Garden Job is released 2017.
THE HATTON GARDEN JOB is a gripping heist thriller on the eight men responsible for the infamous Hatton Garden heist in 2015, and charts how they planned and carried out the biggest burglary in British history.
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