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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Bob
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Martin
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Nik
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Micky (as Nicholas Bailey)
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David Daley
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Paul Funnell
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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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Trivia

Shadwell F.C. is actually based on Millwall F.C. Shadwell's nickname is The Dogs and their ground is called The Kennel. Millwall's nickname is The Lions and their ground is called The Den. West Ham's nickname is The Hammers. See more »

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John: Give me my marker show me my line... surely this is it... the edge?
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Recording courtesy of Polydor
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Cracking British drama that delves into the murky world of the 1980's British Hooligan
22 January 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

John (Reece Dinsdale)is a smug copper who along with a colleague is assigned to go undercover to delve into the violent world of the football hooligan in 1980's East London. John becomes more and more obsessed and embroiled in this world until it becomes a part of him, which is certain to lead to trouble.

This is an extremely well made and engrossing film with top notch acting and some highly convincing characters. Reece Dinsdale, Sean Pertwee and Warren Clarke ,the pub landlord Bob, are excellent and ensure that this film is a success. We are presented with restless, dissatisfied angrey working class males whose way of letting out frustration is through football violence against enemy firms.

I have seen this many times over the years and it is a film I often come back to as it always guarantees excellent entertainment, a good story, great acting and characters. Definitely watch it


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