Rise of the Footsoldier: Part II
On the 6th December 1995, three Essex gang members were brutally murdered in cold blood. This is the story of the man who was left behind. It’s now early 1997 and whoever killed the three men have yet to be brought to justice. An associate of the men, CARLTON LEACH, is still mourning the loss of his best friend. He is convinced that it’s only a matter of time before he’s also executed by the dark shadows of the British underworld. Every day that goes by he becomes increasingly paranoid. His criminal work’s dried up as word is that he’s become too volatile to be trusted. Forced to go back to work on the doors of night clubs he’s pushed to a breaking point. It’s not until his wife leaves him and he suffers a near fatal drug-induced seizure that he starts to straighten himself out, resumes training and slowly starts working his way back up the criminal ladder. The higher he gets, the more violent the jobs become, his quest for power turning into an obsession. He begins thinking he’s untouchable, taking the work for granted and upsetting the very men he’s feared would eventually come after him. Forced to meet his fate, the criminal under lord gives him only one way out – to deliver a suitcase to an unknown associate in Rotterdam. Believing the case contains a bomb, CARLTON sets out for Holland. But can he hold his nerve one last time in an attempt to save his own life?