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The Mod Squad (1999)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julie
... Pete
... Linc
... Greer
... Billy
... Briggs
... Mothershed
... Eckford
Lionel Mark Smith ... Lanier
... Tricky
... Greene
... Bald Dude (as Stephen T. Kay)
... Gilbert - Skinny Freak (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
... Mr. Cochrane
... Mrs. Cochrane
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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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They did the crime, They paid the time, Now they're...undercover? See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris turned down the offer to direct. See more »

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As Billy Waites drives to the party with his prostitutes, he is driving a Cadillac Seville (4-door). When Julie Barnes leaves and steals the car, they show a Cadillac Eldorado (2-door) driving away. When she lights it on fire, it is back to being a Seville again. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Man this job sucks.
Linc: Beats jail.
Julie: A deal's a deal.
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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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Silverstone Groove
Written by Gôta Yashiki (as Gota Yashiki)
Produced by Gôta Yashiki (as Gota Yashiki) for Respect Productions
Performed by Gôta Yashiki (as Gota)
Gota appears courtesy of Respect Productions Limited London
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Many problems
13 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Three young petty delinquents Julie (Claire Danes), Pete (Giovanni Ribisi), and Linc (Omar Epps) are recruited by detective Greer (Dennis Farina) to work undercover where cops can't normally go. They are sent in to a club to investigate. When they find Greer murdered, they set off to find his murderer even though they are ostracized by most of the police. Meanwhile Billy (Josh Brolin) from the club is interested in Julie.

The lighting is way too dark for most of the movie. I understand the underground sensibility of their investigation. However it makes it hard to watch. Ribisi is good playing the jokey jittery guy. Epps is way too stiff of an actor. Danes is probably miscast here. I've never seen the TV show, and the movie is probably trying to copy Peggy Lipton. It seems better if they go more white trash for the role like a Juliette Lewis kind. Dane is way too nice and sweet. I don't know what the original TV show is like. So it's hard for me to compare and judge the movie. There is some good music but by itself, the movie is kind of boring.


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