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The Mod Squad (1999)

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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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 <jkeith@compunet.net>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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26 March 1999 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,064,716, 28 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,260,050, 27 June 1999
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Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Julie Barnes. See more »

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The taxi Julie rides in and the car Billy rents have the same license plate. See more »

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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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Keep a Lid on Things
Written by Brad Roberts and Greg Wells
Performed by Crash Test Dummies
Courtesy of BMG Music Canada/Arista Records Inc.
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Highly underrated Gen-X angst picture
29 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

So many reviews I have read rail on the poor quality of the film. The two biggest complaints are lack of adult dialogue and lack of action. Me, I thought it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. They are kids, not adults. That's the way kids talk. As far as action, I found the emotional struggles to be far more compelling than the action scenes (which, do not, BTW, define a good film). One user even commented that there is no way kids could get around by themselves like that. I was a kid living on the streets when I was younger, and what they accomplish in the movie is certainly not the least of what I have personally witnessed on the street.

For those who think only kids like this movie, I am 24. I think this film has been judged by all the wrong standards, and that not enough credibility is given to this straightforward portrayal of kids in trouble.

If you think kids are incapable of these things, try watching the movie "Kids."


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