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.
Julie (Claire Danes), Peter (Giovanni Ribisi) and Lincoln (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.
The Mod Squad has received negative reviews by critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 4% of critics had given the film positive reviews, based upon a sample of 51. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 16, based on 21 reviews. The film was nominated for one Razzie Award, Worst Screenplay. It was also a huge failure at the box office, grossing only $15,4 million out of its $50 million budget.