• The Mod Squad (1999)

The Mod Squad

Release Date: March 26th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 1999

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Julie (Claire Danes) is on her way to jail for assault. Arsonist Linc (Omar Epps) is looking at serious prison time. And Pete (Giovanni Ribisi) is about to be sent away for robbery. Unexpectedly, a Los Angeles police captain named Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) makes them a deal: If they agree to work as an undercover unit investigating drug dealers who prey on teens, Greer will wipe their slates clean. A tragic turn of events quickly finds Julie, Linc and Pete working to clear their names.

Cast: Claire Danes, Giovanni Ribisi, Omar Epps, Dennis Farina, Josh Brolin, Steve Harris, Richard Jenkins, Larry Brandenburg

Director: Scott Silver

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Tense , Mystery , House , Transformation , Police officer , Police station , 1990s , Los Angeles ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    Curiously enough plays like a 90-minute version of the old television show. That's not necessarily bad. show more

  • 50
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    This is the kind of movie that isn't even worth renting when it comes out on video because, with the possible exception of Michael Lerner and Omar Epps dancing to show tunes, you've seen it all before. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Has an intriguing cast, a director who knows how to use his camera and a lot of sly humor. Shame about the story. When you see this many of the right elements in a lame movie, you wonder how close they came to making a better one. show more

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