The Mod Squad (1999)

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Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Bald Dude (as Stephen T. Kay)
Gilbert - Skinny Freak (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)


Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor. Written by J. D. Keith <>

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First they broke the law. Now they are the law. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brigade spéciale  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,064,716 (USA) (26 March 1999)


$13,260,050 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris turned down the offer to direct. See more »


In the scene where Pete gets blood splattered on his face from the guy near him getting shot in the head, the splatter is repeated three times for dramatic effect. However, on the 3rd shot, the amount of blood splattered on his face (and the amount that stays on him in the scene) is less than the other two shots. See more »


Det. Tricky: Hey ma mere. Where you going with that fine little ass baby? Why don't ya get out on the street earn a real living huh, start hustling (laughing)
Julie: What?
Det. Tricky: She digs me. You have your hall pass young lady?
Julie: Yeah you wanna see my hall pass?
Det. Tricky: Yeah and I wanna see you in detention.
Pete: Hey hey, why do you have to be such a pussy huh, leave her alone alright.
Det. Tricky: Who are you calling a pussy? Pussy!
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Referenced in Made Men (1999) See more »


Here But I'm Gone
Written by Curtis Mayfield, Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Ray Murray (as Raymon Murray),
Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Rico Wade and Marqueze Etheridge
Original Production by Organized Noize for Organized Noize Productions, Inc.
Additional Production by Lauryn Hill for Obverse Creations Music, Inc.
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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2 April 1999 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

So, it's Friday night and you want to go watch a movie...all you want is something entertaining, not too artsy, or anything that might require a long night of philosophical discussions. So, you pay $10 to watch the Mod Squad. The trailer to this movie should have tipped me off, but come's three of Hollywood's most beautiful people--eye candy. But that's about it...a string of moving Prada ads. And what did Hollywood producers forget? A plot. Why are these kids running around the streets after some unknown enemy? Where are they? But, don't worry, after a while, you'll just stop caring. I was on the verge of walking out of this movie, because I thought sitting in my room and staring at the wall might have been more productive (and free), but by that time, it was over (90 minutes--it's only saving grace). So, still willing to waste $10? Go, get yourself a nice hot meal.

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