A trio of reformed juvenile delinquents work as undercover cops.
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Complete series cast summary:
Michael Cole ...  Pete Cochran 123 episodes, 1968-1973
Clarence Williams III ...  Linc Hayes / ... 123 episodes, 1968-1973
Peggy Lipton ...  Julie Barnes 123 episodes, 1968-1973
Tige Andrews ...  Capt. Adam Greer 123 episodes, 1968-1973
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Young people in trouble with the law (wealthy Pete stole a car; Linc arrested during Watts riots; Julie ran away from her San Francisco prostitute mother) can avoid jail by infiltrating the counter culture and exposing badguys who prey on other kids. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One White, One Black, One Blonde

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Series creator Buddy Ruskin, a former Los Angeles police officer, used his experiences with a special L.A.P.D. youth squad as the basis for this show. See more »

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Referenced in Dynasty: A Wound That May Never Heal (2020) See more »

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A Decent Cop Show from the 1960s!
28 September 2014 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I could see why Peggy Lipton became a star from this television show. She captures the role of Julie perfectly with a range of vulnerability and innocence in the role. Peggy Lipton's performance as Julie is believable in this somewhat unbelievable series. Anyway the series may be dated but there are plenty of surprise guest appearances. The other actors like Michael Cole, Clarence Williams, and Tige Andrews complete the male dominated cast. Each episode features a mystery to solve but without the gore and violence of today's crime dramas. The Mod Squad is largely more character driven than plot and action driven. Plenty of guests are familiar faces on television. The Mod Squad are three very different individuals whose lives are turned around by a police captain. He gives them a second chance in redemption and becoming unlikely police officers. I love the California scenery. The show was a hit largely because of the chemistry among the cast members and the time period for audiences. To see African Americans and Caucasians interact was still a new experience on television but not in reality. This show was caught up in the hype of the late sixties and early seventies of the counterculture. This show didn't shy away from controversial issues as well.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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Mod Squad See more »

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(123 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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