Review Date: March 22, 1999
Director: Scott Silver
Writer: Stephen Kay, Scott Silver, Kate Lanier
Producers: Ben Myron, Alan Riche, Tony Ludwig
Claire Danes as Julie Barnes
Giovanni Ribisi as Pete Cochrane
Omar Epps as Lincoln Hayes
Oh yeah, and another thing. The number of irrational scenes in this movie is staggering. Why would anyone give these "kids" any information on the streets, you might ask? Who knows. One guy gave up all his information without ever being shown a badge, a gun, or even a viable threat. Also, early on in the movie, the kids have an opportunity to bail on their given ultimatum without any repercussions, but without much explanation, they remain on the case, for in my humble opinion, the sake of this most uninspirational screenplay. No hip clothes, no hip songs, no slick style, this film has very little mod about it. In fact, my dictionary definition of mod reads: "boldly modern and unconventional". This movie is anything but this! It's a boring, standard, TV show-remake gone wrong, starring Claire Danes in a role not meant for her, Omar Epps brooding and walking funny, and Ribisi as the film's only saving grace. And did I mention that there's barely any action in this movie? You have better chances of being amused in a dentist's office.