I.D. (Undercover) (1999)
In this gritty psychodrama, two London bobbies get too deeply involved in an undercover assignment and find themselves crossing the thin line that separates the cop from the criminal. The story is set in the late 1980s when rabid soccer fans were regularly tearing up the stands, the fields, and each other. Much of the ensuing thuggery was orchestrated by certain ring leaders. The film begins when four policemen Trevor, John and two others are assigned to go undercover and find out who is behind the violence during matches with the second-league London team, Shadwell Town. First John and Trevor ingratiate themselves with the other supporters going to all the Shadwell matches. They then pose as workmen and begin frequenting a grim East End pub, the Rock, where John meets barmaid Lynda and begins winning her confidence. Eventually the two officers find themselves in the inner circle, but by this time, John has fallen too deeply into his role and he has become as much of a thug as those he is supposed to arrest. … More
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Actor Phil Davis takes a Directional role in perhaps one of the best films within the football hooligan theme. Set in the 1980?s, amidst the height of the much publicised football violence in Britain, I.D. is perhaps, not perfect in it?s acting, but an interesting undercover story and one that is definitely worth watching.More
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