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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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Scott Silver

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Buddy Ruskin (characters), Stephen Kay | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Julie
Giovanni Ribisi ... Pete
Omar Epps ... Linc
Dennis Farina ... Greer
Josh Brolin ... Billy
Steve Harris ... Briggs
Richard Jenkins ... Mothershed
Larry Brandenburg ... Eckford
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Lanier
Sam McMurray ... Tricky
Michael O'Neill ... Greene
Stephen Kay ... Bald Dude (as Stephen T. Kay)
Bodhi Elfman ... Gilbert - Skinny Freak (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
Holmes Osborne ... Mr. Cochrane
Dey Young ... Mrs. Cochrane
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brigade spéciale See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Julie Barnes. See more »

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Peter Cochran's digital watch has a visible display in shots where it is too far away to read it and is blank in shots where you can clearly read the display. See more »

Quotes

Det. Tricky: Hey ma mere. Where you going with that fine little ass baby? Why don't ya get out on the street earn a real living huh, start hustling (laughing)
Julie: What?
Det. Tricky: She digs me. You have your hall pass young lady?
Julie: Yeah you wanna see my hall pass?
Det. Tricky: Yeah and I wanna see you in detention.
Pete: Hey hey, why do you have to be such a pussy huh, leave her alone alright.
Det. Tricky: Who are you calling a pussy? Pussy!
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You're an Artist
Written by Mark Sandman and Chris Ballew
Performed by Morphine
Produced by Mark Sandman for Supergroup Productions
Morphine appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records/Rykodisc
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The Vidiot Reviews...
11 November 2014 | by capone666See all my reviews

The Mod Squad

The worst part about employing young undercover cops is they binge drink at house parties and break cover.

Thankfully, the covert trio in this action movie are too busy tracking a killer to attend ragers.

Opting to work for the police in a new department instead of serving time, Julie (Claire Danes), Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) and Linc (Omar Epps) are trained in the art of infiltration by their mentor Capt. Greer (Dennis Farina).

But when Greer ends up on the wrong side of a drug lord's gun, the motley crew must bring his killer to justice.

A slapdash adaptation of the groundbreaking counterculture cop drama from the '60s, this 1999 version lacks the social and political undercurrent of its source material.

Instead, it's a lifeless and shoddily acted knock-off - similar to the original in name only.

Besides, immature undercover officers today can't stop posting on Twitter about being undercover.

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