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The Mod Squad (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  26 March 1999 (USA)
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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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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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First they broke the law. Now they are the law. See more »

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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,260,050 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Julie Barnes. See more »

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Pete doesn't have a watch when he's in the club but as he leaves the club he is wearing a digital watch. See more »

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Det. Briggs: So you kids are, what? Some kind of mod squad or something?
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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Cut Chemist Suite
Written by Raul Pacheco, Jose Espinosa, Ulises Bella, Lucas MacFadden (as Cut Chemist),
Justin Poree, Charles Stewart (as Chali 2NA), Asdrubal Sierra, Jiro Yamaguchi,
, William Marrufo (as Will Marrufo), Alfredo Ortiz, Pablo Castorena and William Abers (as Wil-Dog)
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Almo Sounds, Inc.
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Not My Squad!
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must preface this comment with a sort of admission: I suppose I just have a soft spot for the original 60s-70s TV series. I think the filmmakers here blew it from the get-go as far as casting: in a supposed remake, audiences would look for reflections of the hip, athletic Linc (Clarence Williams III), or the cool, with-it Michael Cole, and so forth. Instead, we get Giovanni Ribisi as a poor-little-white rich boy who comes off as just pathetic, like he is in all his roles (in the office I used to work in, I amused myself once by creating a fake movie poster, casting various actors as members of the office staff; guess who I cast as the dorky son of the company President?). Danes does OK as the new Julie, but none of the characters have much to do, as the story just sort of sits there, mired in conventionality. So it's quite forgettable, besides. What was I talking about?


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