The Mod Squad


The Mod Squad (1999)


Critic Consensus: A sodden, overly stylized mess that's even less compelling than a TV episode.


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In this film, Police Capt. Adam Greer finds three young people on their way to jail and gives them a choice: instead of going to jail, they can become a special undercover unit. This "Mod Squad" encounters a major problem when some drugs disappear from the police evidence locker.

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Steve Harris
as Detective Briggs
Richard Jenkins
as Mothershed
Holmes Osborne
as Mr. Cochrane
Dey Young
as Mrs. Cochrane
Stephen Kay
as Bald Dude
Bodhi Elfman
as Gilbert--Skinny Freak
Monet Mazur
as Howard's Girlfriend, Sally
Steve Chambers
as Howard's Muscle
Thomas J. Huff
as Howard's Muscle
Gary McLarty
as Howard's Muscle
Carmen Llywellyn
as Alley Prostitute
Pilar Biggers
as Pickup Girl
Khristian Lupo
as Tiffany's Boyfriend
Joey Day
as Billy's Other Girlfriend
Dean Marsico
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Mod Squad

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (19)

There are only two possible reactions to the film version of The Mod Squad: Either you hate it or you really hate it.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Whatever countercultural kick the original Mod Squad had going for it, it has long since faded like a favorite pair of blue jeans, the kind you remember fondly but wouldn't dream of wearing again.

Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The film's resolute failure is clearly a group effort requiring not just an awful script and flat-footed direction, but also terrible acting, an intrusive and derivative score, and a plot that seems to have been lifted from an unproduced Baretta teleplay.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

Nothing really fits together and just to make it worse, the movie is ugly.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The Mod Squad is one of the flimsiest excuses for a movie I've seen in ages.

Mar 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Maybe someone thought a new Mod Squad would be hip, but it's just a big jive turkey.

Mar 21, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mod Squad

Worth watching, good friday night film for a treat when need entertaining.

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

one of the most god awful wastes of film ever

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Pretty good.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

[font=Arial][color=darkred]There are some movies out there that you simply can't stop yourself from scratching your head and wondering how it ever got made in the first place. Some movies so horrible that you ponder what any big suited executives were thinking. A movie so bad that you try to cut your own wrist with the armrest beside you somehow. Well folks, 'The Mod Squad' is one of those movies.[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]It's the cinematic updating of the Vietnam era show eptimizing the rebellion against authority and supression by the Boomers like only Aaron Spelling can. I'm convinced that if you pay adequate attention to the plot you will actually lower your intelligence, but don't hold me to it. It's only a theory, I still need the tests to come back. This basically is nothing more than a watered down 90-minute jeans ad. "Oooh, look at those jeans Clair Danes shoots up in! I wonder if they have them in a size 30 waist?"[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]This is one of those movies I seriously can't find anything remotely good to mention. Though I'm trying to get it all out of my head as quickly as humanly possible. I feel sickened by this poison MGM has thrown out to the masses. I remember the last time Generation X & Y tried looking back nostalgically and enviously on the Boomer's playground. It was called Woodstock '99. Anyone care to remember what happened there?[/color][/font] [font=Arial][color=darkred]Nate's Grade: F [/color][/font]

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

Super Reviewer

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