The Mod Squad Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Mod Squad the Movie

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Tangled rehash of the '60s series tries very hard to be cool, but ends up as hip as a $2 haircut. Attempts to update the premise, but teen criminals-turned-cops Pete (Ribisi), Linc (Epps), and Julie (Danes) merely look like they're guilty of shoplifting from The Gap and making unwise acting career decisions. They all glower sullenly as they try to crack a convoluted case involving drugs, prostitution and their dead boss Capt. Greer (Farina). Director Silver manages to crush what little dramatic tension was left in the stale script into a bland pulp. This shameless attempt to highjack youth culture in order to sell jeans is just another case of the man trying to keep you down.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Women Cops, Team Efforts, Rogue Cops, Undercover Cops, Drug Use & Abuse, Adapted from Television, L.A.
Screenplay
Scott Silver, Stephen Kay, Kate Lanier
Cast
Bodhi (Pine) Elfman, Holmes Osborne, Dey Young, Eddie Griffin, Claire Danes, Giovanni Ribisi, Omar Epps, Dennis Farina, Josh Brolin, Richard Jenkins, Larry Brandenburg, Steve Harris, Sam McMurray, Michael Lerner
Cinematography
Ellen Kuras
Director
Scott Silver
Music
B.C. Smith
Producer
Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig, Aaron Spelling, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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