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I.D. (1995)

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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(as Philip Davis)

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(original story) (as James Bannon), (screenplay)
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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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5 May 1995 (UK)  »

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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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Powerful comment on the capacity of 'lads' for violence
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

While brutal in its portrayals this film is an effective comment on the capacity of the average man in the street for violence.

The main members of the cast are Undercover Police, so clearly know the difference between right and wrong. However, they get so caught up in the thrill of the fight they find themselves unable to control their actions. One of them is so carried away he prefers his new life.

This film is a tricky one to watch, due to the closeness to home of the subject matter. Brutal and unmotivated violence is graphically, and very effectively, depicted, and takes place in everyday locations; the pub, the street, the football terrace.

Avoid this if you are sensitive about screen violence. However, while uncomfortable viewing, this film does ultimately reward, with full hearted performances and more than one or two difficult questions left in your mind. 8/10.


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