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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
24 September 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One White, One Black, One Blonde
Plot:
Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. Full summary »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 166)

Michael Cole ... Pete Cochran (123 episodes, 1968-1973)

Clarence Williams III ... Linc Hayes / ... (123 episodes, 1968-1973)

Peggy Lipton ... Julie Barnes / ... (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Tige Andrews ... Capt. Adam Greer / ... (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
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Series Directed by
Gene Nelson (18 episodes, 1968-1971)
Robert Michael Lewis (16 episodes, 1969-1972)
Earl Bellamy (13 episodes, 1968-1971)
George McCowan (11 episodes, 1968-1972)
Jerry Jameson (10 episodes, 1969-1972)
Philip Leacock (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
Richard Newton (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Don McDougall (6 episodes, 1971-1973)
Lawrence Dobkin (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
Seymour Robbie (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Caffey (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Jack Arnold (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lee H. Katzin (2 episodes, 1968)
Barry Shear (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
John Llewellyn Moxey (2 episodes, 1971)
William Crain (1 episode, 1970-1971)
 
Series Writing credits
Tony Barrett (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Harve Bennett (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Buddy Ruskin (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Sammy Hess (100 episodes, 1968-1973)
Edward J. Lakso (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
Steffi Barrett (6 episodes, 1969-1972)
Rick Husky (6 episodes, 1971-1973)
Gwen Bagni (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
Paul Dubov (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
Walter Black (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jack Turley (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arthur Weingarten (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
Richard H. Landau (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Rita Lakin (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Mann Rubin (3 episodes, 1971)
Skip Webster (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Robert Heverly (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Margaret Armen (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Bast (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Wood (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Margaret Schneider (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Paul Schneider (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Alvin Boretz (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Gene L. Coon (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Elroy Schwartz (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ernie Frankel (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
S.S. Schweitzer (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Hamner (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sandor Stern (2 episodes, 1972-1973)

Dirk Wayne Summers (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Danny Thomas .... executive producer (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Richard Newton .... associate producer (65 episodes, 1970-1973)
Tony Barrett .... producer / series producer (62 episodes, 1968-1973)
Harve Bennett .... producer / series producer (41 episodes, 1968-1971)
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (29 episodes, 1968-1969)
Anthony Spinner .... producer (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Sandor Stern .... producer (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Dunne .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Earle Hagen (26 episodes, 1968-1972)
Billy May (26 episodes, 1968-1971)
Carl Brandt (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
Shorty Rogers (2 episodes, 1968)
J.J. Johnson (1 episode, 1970-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Fleet Southcott (52 episodes, 1968-1971)
Tim Southcott (47 episodes, 1971-1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Leon Carrere (16 episodes, 1969-1973)
Jason H. Bernie (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Bob Lewis (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
George W. Brooks (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
David McCann (11 episodes, 1969-1972)
Hugh Chaloupka (9 episodes, 1970-1971)
Les Green (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bill Mosher (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Dick Wormell (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard V. Heermance (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Art Seid (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
James Moore (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jim Faris (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Casting by
Harvey Clermont (71 episodes, 1970-1973)
Betty Martin (29 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tracy Bousman (84 episodes, 1968-1973)
William J. Creber (13 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Donald E. Webb (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ned Parsons (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Costume Design by
Madeline Sylos (94 episodes, 1968-1973)
W.T. Zacha (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Harald Johnson (28 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert Fuca (25 episodes, 1972-1973)
Della Fox (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Makeup Department
Howard Smit .... makeup artist (99 episodes, 1968-1973)
Joyce Morrison .... hair stylist (71 episodes, 1970-1973)
Donna McDonough .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1968)
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager / production supervisor / ... (100 episodes, 1968-1973)
Al Kraus .... production manager (71 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ronald Jacobs .... executive in charge of production / production executive (30 episodes, 1968-1971)
Jack Voglin .... production manager (28 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jerry Jameson .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bondelli .... assistant director (34 episodes, 1970-1973)
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Fred Giles .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Wesley Barry .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Anderson Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Art Department
Bob Henderson .... property master / prop master (99 episodes, 1968-1973)
Gordon Kirschbaum .... construction coordinator (74 episodes, 1969-1973)
Jesse Stone .... construction coordinator (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Sound Department
John D. Hall .... sound editor (76 episodes, 1968-1972)
Victor Guarnier .... sound editor (27 episodes, 1969-1972)
Barry Thomas .... sound engineer (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
William A. Phillips .... sound editor (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
John Speak .... sound engineer (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bill Flannery .... sound engineer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound engineer (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Ronconi .... sound engineer (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects (68 episodes, 1968-1972)
Dutch Van Derbyl .... special effects (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (93 episodes, 1968-1973)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Carol Daniels .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary Epper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Peaches Jones .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Troy Melton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Doug O'Dell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Alan Oliney .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Regina Parton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Walter Scott .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Betty Martin .... casting supervisor (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Taylor .... men's fashions (25 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Editorial Department
Elby Cuniberti .... editorial supervisor (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
Jerry Jameson .... editorial supervisor (29 episodes, 1968-1969)
Russel Wiles .... post-production coordinator (16 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jim Allen .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Music Department
Earle Hagen .... composer: theme music (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Ken Johnson .... music editor (98 episodes, 1968-1973)
Walter Popp .... music coordinator (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
Toni Roelofsma .... music editor (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Other crew
Buddy Ruskin .... technical advisor / technical director (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
Doris DeHerdt .... script continuity / continuity (95 episodes, 1968-1973)
Ronald Jacobs .... production executive (70 episodes, 1970-1973)
Rick Husky .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (39 episodes, 1971-1973)
Shelley Hull .... executive producers' coordinator / executive producers' coordintaor / ... (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Peter Dunne .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Rita Lakin .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert Foster .... executive story editor (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
Arthur Weingarten .... executive story editor (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
Helen Parker .... script continuity (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
David Kidd .... assistant to executive producer (3 episodes, 1969)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Mod Squad" - USA (original title)
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60 min (123 episodes)
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Series creator Buddy Ruskin, a former Los Angeles police officer, used his experiences with a special L.A.P.D. youth squad as the basis for this show.See more »
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
You'll not see a better social commentary of the times, 24 April 2008
Author: cooperhmc from Christchurch, New Zealand

I write this commentary not as someone reminiscing about a show that they watched as a kid or adolescent; that reflected the era they grew up in - as many do on here, but as someone who discovered the show a generation later. I was not born until 1972 - so just as the show was ending its successful run. I didn't see the MOD Squad until it was shown as a rerun in the UK (where i was born and raised) in the late 90's/early 2000's. From memory it was on at 1.30 in the afternoon and I watched it during a brief period of unemployment. From reading episode synopsis' on several sites, it must have been season 4 I was watching. What I remember thinking was - what a cool premise. Three kids from conflicting backgrounds, anti-establishment, setting aside their differences, working together to help others. Yes, the cover is that they are working as young cops, ultimately to solve crimes but, to me, the show had a much more philanthropic message. At a torrid time in the USA and the world as a whole, the show commented on things such as Vietnam, race, social injustice - things that were actually quite risky for a mainstream TV show to be commenting on at the time. One thing that really sticks out is an episode where a soldier has just returned from Vietnam. Pete firmly shakes his hand and welcomes him home - in a time and a USA where returning veterans were, generally, not welcomed. The villains weren't always clear cut villains - it wasn't a case of black and white - the show exposed the fact that there are always several shades of grey in between; that there are often human tragedies lurking beneath the surface. The show had a lot of angst, the central characters Pete, Linc and Julie often having to examine their consciences; being faced with making difficult decisions. However, amongst all this, they always had each other. Maybe I am looking at this through rose tinted glasses but what I have really enjoyed through rewatching the newly released to DVD season 1, is the fact that these three 'kids' really care for each other; look out for each other - are always THERE for each other. Was it really like that at the time? Well, I like to think so - I think people were more neighbourly and mindful of each other back then. Is it like that now - sadly...no. I wish I could say it was but I really can't say it is. And this is from someone who did not live through that era - I was born to it but the world had changed a great deal by the time I was old enough to really start taking notice. I really hope that the distributors have had enough success with the release of the two season 1 DVD's to warrant a release of the subsequent 4 seasons. I know its all about profitability - sadly. But I think a lot of people would really appreciate this show - not only those who remember it first time around but perhaps those who enjoyed the reruns in latter years and, who knows, there may well be a new audience waiting amongst the generation of today. I can't think of any other show at the time that gives such an accurate social commentary of the time and if I was pointing anyone in the direction of a memorable show from that era to reflect ' how it really was' that would be the one.

And boy......Was Pete Cochran ever sexy!!!!

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