The Mod Squad

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"First they broke the law. Now they are the law."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.3  (9,381)
  • 16

The Mod Squad from 1999 is a crime thriller action movie directed by Scott Silver, which was loosely based on the 1968 TV series of the same name. The movie stars Claire Danes as Julie Barnes, Omar Epps as Linc Hayes, and Giovanni Ribisi as Peter Cochran, a group of young adults who are recruited by a police captain to work undercover as part of an experimental program.

The movie centers around three delinquents, each with their own set of problems, who are given a second chance. Julie is a runaway who comes from a life of privilege and has a rebellious spirit. Linc is an African American ex-gang member who struggles with anger management, while Peter is a wealthy junkie who has issues with his estranged father. They are given the opportunity to work as police officers and use their street smarts to infiltrate a drug trafficking operation and bring down a drug lord.

The trio is led by Captain Adam Greer, played by Dennis Farina, who is skeptical at first but begins to see potential in them as they develop their undercover personas. With the guidance of Greer and a few other trusted officers, the group of three becomes known as “The Mod Squad” and works to uncover the identity of drug dealer and kingpin, Dom, played by Michael Lerner.

The team goes through a series of twists and turns as they try to gain Dom's trust, sometimes going too far outside the law in the process. They face danger at every turn when their true identities are discovered, and they have to come up with new ways to complete their mission without getting killed in the process. As they inch their way closer to Dom and his operation, The Mod Squad begins to fall apart as personal issues and trust-development in their bonds with each other threaten to derail their assignment.

Overall, The Mod Squad from 1999 is an entertaining thriller that features plenty of high-stakes action scenes and suspenseful moments. The movie takes the classic cop and criminal model and flips its script a bit by transforming ex-criminals into the key asset in bringing down the drug kingpin. The popular slogan at the time was, “They’re the law, but they're above the law,” an apt representation of what the movie tries to portray. Produced in 1999, the movie boasts of a notable cast and takes place during a time when popular culture was attempting to replicate the styles from the sixties and seventies as well, making it an enjoyable trip down memory lane for fans of rock and roll, miniskirts, and Bell Bottom trousers.

The Mod Squad is a 1999 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3 and a MetaScore of 16.

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