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The Mod Squad (1999) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Claire Danes, Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi

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Three young troublemakers are recruited as undercover agents to break-up a drug and prostitution ring. Julie, Pete, and Linc all have criminal records and are hired by Captain Greer to get out of jail time. Greer feels that these young misfits can serve him better in exposing a drug and prostitution op by going undercover. Julie was an addict, Pete a thief, and Linc an arsonist, they all have issues with authority and are a little too crazy for their own good. However, seeing that they have no choice, they say yes. Their addition to the police force causes tension with the older guys in the team, and the three later discover that the force is riddled with corrupt cops. The three are assigned to stake out clubs and infiltrate them, and Julie runs into her old boyfriend Bill, who gives her inside information. When Greer is murdered, the three are left on their own and decide to find his killer. Consequently, a large amount of drugs are taken from the police holding facility, and they know that both events are connected. Julie learns that Bill is not a good guy, apparently a drug dealer and a pimp himself. He's been making dealings with a drug boss/rock promoter Howard who is expecting a big shipment. Pete, infiltrating their hideout is able to record a conversation implicating their involvement. At the exchange, the three end up in a big warehouse, with Howard, and the recording is played for everyone to hear. The corrupt cops involved are implicated, and the good cops arrive, and the three redeem themselves.
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Best part of story, including ending: I like redemption stories involving flawed characters who want to change their fate.

Best scene in story: When Pete ruins Linc's prized convertible by flooding it at a carwash.

Opinion about the main character: Julie is a bad-ass, but a sucker for love when she falls for shady Bill again.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   Going undercover Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   TV show

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