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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 »

Director:

Phil Davis (as Philip Davis)

Writers:

James Bannon (original story) (as James Bannon), Vincent O'Connell (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hooligans See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Shadwell actually exists and can be reached on the London DLR network. See more »

Quotes

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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Night Fever
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Powerful comment on the capacity of 'lads' for violence
5 April 1999 | by MansillaSee 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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