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The Mod Squad (1999)

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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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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No badge. No gun. No problem. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,064,716 (USA) (26 March 1999)

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$13,260,050 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Milla Jovovich were among the actresses considered for the role of Julie Barnes. See more »

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The taxi Julie rides in and the car Billy rents have the same license plate. See more »

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Pete: Yeah, Bob!
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Remake of Mod Squad (1968) See more »

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Here But I'm Gone
Written by Curtis Mayfield, Andrea Martin, Ivan Matias, Ray Murray (as Raymon Murray),
Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Rico Wade and Marqueze Etheridge
Original Production by Organized Noize for Organized Noize Productions, Inc.
Additional Production by Lauryn Hill for Obverse Creations Music, Inc.
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
Courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A tedious exercise
30 March 2001 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

I'm not one of those folks who bemoans everytime a film based on an old TV show comes out. Rather, I usually run out and see it (If I had watched the show) and try to get nostalgic. But if anyone feels like running down films based on old shows, this is exhibit A (So you can actually say something more than just "McHale's Navy"). "Mod Squad" is dreary, tiring, and lethargic. At least the original series was angst riddled long before anyone knew teens could be so glum, making it groundbreaking. This is just tedious. Claire Danes is nice to look at, but does nothing else but mood swing and sneak around spying on the baddies. Giovanni Ribisi's acting extent in this flick is that Droopy the Dog look for an hour and forty five minutes. And Omar Epps looks like he wants to flee the set, but the script's chlostraphobia has trapped him. Sure, the production is nice, with the now seemingly obligitory "rave" nightclub opening action sequence and shootouts galore. Oh, and the kids yell and get mad at each other and their superiors a lot too. It's kind of like deciding to use the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine to go on a family vacation to Hollywood with your teenage kids who you and your spouse know need heavy therapy and prescription drugs. I really wanted to like this movie, and there were promising moments, but the next scene would suck the life out of it. You can knock another Spelling remake, "Charlie's Angels", all you want, but at least that film knew it wanted to have fun with itself. "The Mod Squad" makes you wonder where the inspiration from the original series went.


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