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Mystery Team -- They were kid detectives. Now they're 18 and still solving child crimes. But when The Mystery Team is challenged to crack a murder case, they see an opportunity to finally prove themselves as real detectives once and for all.
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One big case. Zero clue.
A group of former Encyclopedia Brown-style child-detectives struggle to solve an adult mystery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Dan Eckman 
Writing credits
D.C. Pierson (screenplay) and
Donald Glover (screenplay) and
Dominic Dierkes (screenplay)

Dan Eckman (story) and
Dominic Dierkes (story) and
Donald Glover (story) and
Meggie McFadden (story) and
D.C. Pierson (story)

Produced by
Dominic Dierkes .... executive producer
Dan Eckman .... executive producer
Alexis Fish .... line producer
Donald Glover .... executive producer
Meggie McFadden .... executive producer
Meggie McFadden .... producer
D.C. Pierson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Donald Glover (original score)
Cinematography by
Austin F. Schmidt 
Film Editing by
Dan Eckman 
Casting by
Jodi Collins 
Production Design by
Lisa Myers 
Art Direction by
D.C. Pierson (supervising art director)
Costume Design by
Kristen Koenig  (as Kristen Konzet)
Makeup Department
Natalie Cora .... key hair stylist
Natalie Cora .... key makeup artist
Natalie Cora .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Huber .... first assistant director
Tay Schumaker .... second assistant director
Amy Williams .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Joe James .... property master
Nicholas Lareau .... assistant property master
Cora Paradiso .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Bob Dziemian .... sound effects editor
Lou Esposito .... sound designer (2008)
Ryan Heiferman .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Hodne .... dialog mixer
Matthew Janson .... sound mixer
Mike McVearry .... boom operator
Pete Nenortas .... boom operator
Loui Ramon .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael DeBeer .... visual effects supervisor
D.C. Pierson .... end titles (as DC Pierson)
John Schuman .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryce Boucher .... electrician
Mark Brochu .... best boy grip
Fletcher Burns .... grip
Andrew P. Byrd .... grip
Jason Cleary .... camera technician
Beecher Cotton .... camera operator
Jeff Eckman .... behind-the-scenes videographer
Bernard Evans .... gaffer
Tom Fitzgerald .... jib dolly grip
Joe Giroux .... electrician
Afton Grant .... Steadicam operator
Ethan Gutt .... dolly grip
Marcos Herrera .... camera intern
James Lewis .... electrician
Lucas Loureiro .... second assistant camera
Branden James Maxham .... key grip (as Brandon James Maxham)
Brandon J. Meadows .... grip
Bryant Naro .... electrician
Carson Reaves .... first assistant camera
Jeremy Rodriguez .... key grip
Robert Toth .... best boy electric
Wally Webber .... grip
Adam Wilkins .... grip
Casting Department
Jessica Rotondi .... casting assistant
John Sefel .... casting: New Hampshire
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Belkus .... additional wardrobe
Katrina Davis .... wardrobe captain
Editorial Department
Robbie Renfrow .... digital intermediate colorist
Max Wink .... assistant editor
Other crew
Nicholas Barton .... production assistant
David Beede .... production assistant
Abby Dawson .... production accountant
Jeff Eckman .... production assistant
Jeff Eckman .... set medic
Ben Heald .... production assistant
Matt Hoffman .... production assistant
Heidi May Johnson .... production coordinator
Kyle Lafleur .... production assistant
Jason Mazzarino .... production assistant
Nick Packard .... production assistant
Ryan Sartor .... production assistant
John Schuman .... armorer
David Sidorov .... production assistant
Arnold Soko .... production assistant
Jack Wojchiehowski .... production assistant
Gigi Causey .... thanks
Matt Newton .... the producers wish to thank (as Matthew Newton)

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Rated R for crude sexual content, nudity, language and some drug material
97 min | USA:105 min (Sundance Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Australia:MA (2010) | USA:R (certificate #45503)

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 »
Continuity: After Jason is shot, he leans against wood. When he gets up, there is no blood on the wood.See more »
Duncan:Looks like we've got a long night of cocaine ahead of us.See more »
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
I laughed a lot, 2 September 2009
Author: fx_man from USA

Went into this film with zero knowledge of DERRICK comedy (the name reminds me of a famous German TV detective series) or the movie. Well, I must say I laughed more during this film than any other comedy I've seen this year. The dialog and deadpan delivery coupled with a truly clever script result in some genuine hilarity.

For the uninitiated, like myself, the following might help you decide whether this is something you'd like to watch. The film centers around three young (high school senior) "detectives" who've been solving various mysteries (disappearing kitty, stolen lunch, etc.) for a dime a pop throughout their childhood, when they are suddenly thrust into the midst of an honest to goodness real crime investigation. The plot is motivated by a basic fish out of water storyline, whereupon the three chaps stumble around in the adult world mostly unaware of what is going on around them, which makes for some genuinely funny situations.

The lead actors are affable and quickly pull the audience to their side. Unfortunately the supporting cast provides uneven performances, and the entire movie has a "homemade" feel to it. That doesn't begrudge the film's strengths though, carried by the three principals and the comic situations and dialog, which are presented and delivered perfectly. Considering the minimal budget with which they must have worked, one can look past the deficiencies.

I gave the movie 8 stars because I laughed an awful lot, and that's what a comedy is supposed to do, make one laugh. This also reminded me of the Broken Lizard comedy team and Super Troopers. Hopefully the DERRICK team will be able to sustain the momentum and keep making movies as funny as this one, with a better supporting cast and more sure handed direction, which could easily get them atop the current comedy heap.

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