A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery.



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Three clueless high school nerds, best friends for years, call themselves the "Mystery Team" and solve neighborhood crimes - such as who poked a finger in a pie cooling on a window ledge - cute at seven but foolish at 18. Then, one morning, a young girl pays them a dime to find out who murdered her parents the night before and took her grandmother's ring. Using inept methods, the team lucks onto the trail of the bad guys. Can they bumble to success and a renewed reputation? And what about coming of age? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One big case. Zero clue.


Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Тайная команда  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,840 (USA) (28 August 2009)


$84,755 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The three members of the mystery team are part of a comedy group called DerrickComedy that were part of CollegeHumor in the late 2000s. See more »


Near the end, just before Jason shuts off the warehouse lights, he runs out from the shelving and there is a cut and he runs out again. See more »


Duncan: Sorry I'm late, everybody. My science teacher says my thesis needs to prove something... but I think listing all the dinosaurs proves there was a lot of dinosaurs.
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Crazy Credits

The bear in the man's picture at the end of the movie is credited as "White Bear" - "Himself" See more »


The Stand
Written and Performed by Donald Glover and Chris Ward
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User Reviews

So super phenomenal!!!!
3 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved it. Loved it all over. I was on the edge of my seat, but I kept falling over with laughter. It was written in a way that was perfectly suited to the comedic voices of Bobby Moynihan, Matt Walsh, Jon Daly, Aubrey Plaza, etc but still maintained a really strong voice in and of itself.

Gun to my head, if I had to criticize it, I would say I could have used more Ben Schwartz. But I feel that way about EVERYTHING........

So so so good. I cannot say enough good things about this movie!!!! I feel as though any negative reviewers on here probably wanted to see a simple, straight-forward comedy and that it is not. It is an ethically challenging movie with really artistic choices and deep belly uncontrollable laughs.


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