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I.D. (1995)

When a cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of hooligans, he finds himself being drawn to the other side.


Phil Davis (as Philip Davis)


James Bannon (original story) (as James Bannon), Vincent O'Connell (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reece Dinsdale ... John
Richard Graham ... Trevor
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ... Eddie
Philip Glenister ... Charlie
Warren Clarke ... Bob
Claire Skinner ... Marie
Saskia Reeves ... Lynda
Sean Pertwee ... Martin
Charles De'Ath ... Nik
Lee Ross ... Gumbo
Terry Cole ... Puff
Steve Sweeney ... Vinny
Nicholas R. Bailey ... Micky (as Nicholas Bailey)
Nick Bartlett ... David Daley
David Schaal ... Paul Funnell


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.


Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


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 »


When the group of undercover officers attend their first home game at The Kennel, some of the crowd around them are wearing Sheffield Wednesday's 90s yellow & black away kit, the same colours as the fictitious Shadwell Town. See more »


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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Followed by ID2: Shadwell Army (2016) See more »


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Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
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Best of British
22 November 2005 | by ben-496See 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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Release Date:

5 May 1995 (UK) See more »

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Hooligans See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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