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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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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 »


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: Give me my marker show me my line... surely this is it... the edge?
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Edited into Screen Two: I.D. (1997) See more »


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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Cracking British drama that delves into the murky world of the 1980's British Hooligan
22 January 2005 | by tresdodgeSee 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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Release Date:

5 May 1995 (UK) See more »

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Hooligans See more »

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1.66 : 1
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