Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time... See full summary »

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Cast

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John
Richard Graham ...
Trevor
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Eddie
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Charlie
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Bob
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Marie
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Lynda
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Martin
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Nik
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Gumbo
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Puff
Steve Sweeney ...
Vinny
Nicholas R. Bailey ...
Micky (as Nicholas Bailey)
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David Daley
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Paul Funnell
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Storyline

Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time passes . . . Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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When you go undercover, remember one thing: who you are.

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

The plot of the film is loosely based on "Operation Full-Time", a Scotland Yard undercover operation which attempted to identify the leaders of West Ham United F.C.'s firm, the Inter City Firm (ICF). However, none of the real life officers suffered John's (Reece Dinsdale) fate in the film. See more »

Quotes

John: You know me, yes you do. Honest John, milk monitor, prefect... Could've made head boy if I stayed on.
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Featured in Screen Two: I.D. (1997) See more »

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Night Fever
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb (as The Bee Gees)
Recording courtesy of Polydor
Published by Gibb Brothers Music/BMG
Music Publishing International Ltd.
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Best of British
22 November 2005 | by (Cornwall) – See all my reviews

To be frank, everyone who I have shown this film to has loved it - it doesn't matter if you aren't into football, this is just a quality film as far as i am concerned. See how many faces you can spot in this. Maybe not big time names now but then that isn't the point - the atmosphere the film generates is superb. This isn't a Hollywood film but nor is it your typical Brit flick - no quirks here (apart from the character of Gumbo) but it does give a great account of what being at a football match is like but in a way that slightly romances football violence. In fact the violence takes a back seat to character progression and formation as the film progresses. I strongly believe the value of a ilm like this is so high because of the number of times I can watch it - surely the mark of a great film? There are only a few films that everyone has that they don't mind watching when they are considering watching one of their DVD's, and this is one that I have certainly got my money's worth from! I only wish I had watched this when it came out as I would have been even more impressed but I was put off by the cover and that the story concerned football.


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