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The Mod Squad (film)

The Mod Squad
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Scott Silver
Produced by Alan Riche
Ben Myron
Tony Ludwing
Written by Stephen Kay
Scott Silver
Kate Lanier
Starring Claire Danes
Giovanni Ribisi
Omar Epps
Dennis Farina
Josh Brolin
Steve Harris
Michael Lerner
Music by BC Smith
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
March 26, 1999 (1999-03-26)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $50 million[1]
Box office $15,415,361[1][2]

The Mod Squad is a 1999 film directed by Scott Silver and starring Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi. It is based on the popular television show of the same name. Peggy Lipton and Clarence Williams III who played Julie and Linc in the original series, make cameo appearances.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • Reception 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Julie Barnes (Claire Danes), Pete Cochran (Giovanni Ribisi) and Lincoln Hayes (Omar Epps) are three minor delinquents who choose to become undercover cops in place of serving their jail terms. When their superior Capt. Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) is murdered, the trio set out to find the real culprits.



Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Joan Hart and Milla Jovovich were considered for the part of Julie Barnes, but they all passed until Claire Danes eventually got cast. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were offered the chance to direct the film, but turned it down in order to concentrate on making music videos instead; Scott Silver got the job.


The Mod Squad received negative reviews by critics.[3] Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics had given the film positive reviews, based upon a sample of 51.[4] At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 16, based on 21 reviews.[3]

The film was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay, but lost out to another television show turned movie Wild Wild West. It was also a Box office bomb, grossing only $15.4 million out of its $50 million budget.


  1. ^ a b "The Mod Squad (1999)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Mod Squad". The Numbers. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The Mod Squad (1999): Reviews".  
  4. ^ "The Mod Squad Movie Reviews, Pictures".  

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