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I.D. (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  5 May 1995 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reece Dinsdale ...
John
Richard Graham ...
Trevor
Perry Fenwick ...
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
Terry Cole ...
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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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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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 »

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John: Give me my marker show me my line... surely this is it... the edge?
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Jingle Bells
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a must-see film about the appeal of hooliganism
5 February 2001 | by (Paisley, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I.D. tells the story of four policemen on an undercover assignment in East London. They are supposed to infiltrate the notorious hooligan firm of (non-existing) Shadwell Town Football Club. At first they are not particularly interested in football or Shadwell but they gradually learn to appreciate the particular atmosphere that is only known to football fans. John is the most fanatic of the lot. He is slowly turning into a proper hooligan. And it seems that choosing between the job and Shadwell becomes more and more difficult.

I.D. is one of my favourite films and it is definitely my favourite football-related film. It shows us what is going on in and around an unfashionable London football ground on Saturday afternoons. The character development that the main characters experience is wonderfully portrayed by the cast.

I saw this film on Dutch television for the first time. I had a very hard time finding this film on video in Holland. In fact, I never succeeded but I was delighted when I noticed that every High Street video retailer in England had a copy in stock. A must-see


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