Ex-Undercover Cop Rates 13 Undercover Scenes In Movies


Let’s see if these movies missed the mark with their depiction of undercover officers.

Neil Woods spent 14 years as an undercover police officer infiltrating some of the most dangerous organized crime groups in the UK. He rated undercover scenes in movies for realism, such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”

He also rated scenes in movies and shows featuring undercover surveillance work, such as “The Bourne Ultimatum,” and characters going undercover in “Argo,” “Lethal Weapon,” and the US version of “The Office.”

Woods relayed anecdotes of his time as an undercover policeman and the dangers involved in the role. Woods is now a board member of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, an American nonprofit organization seeking to overhaul current punitive drug policies and lessen the incidences of crime and addiction. Woods is author of “Good Cop, Bad War” and “Drug Wars: The Terrifying Inside Story of Britain’s Drug Trade.”

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