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21 Jump Street (2012)

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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Schmidt
Channing Tatum ... Jenko
Brie Larson ... Molly Tracey
Dave Franco ... Eric Molson
Rob Riggle ... Mr. Walters
DeRay Davis ... Domingo
Ice Cube ... Captain Dickson
Dax Flame ... Zack
Chris Parnell ... Mr. Gordon
Ellie Kemper ... Ms. Griggs
Jake Johnson ... Principal Dadier
Nick Offerman ... Deputy Chief Hardy
Holly Robinson Peete ... Officer Judy Hoffs
Johnny Pemberton ... Delroy
Stanley Wong ... Roman
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Storyline

In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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The only thing getting blown tonight is their cover. See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

21 Jump Street See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,302,612, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$138,447,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,585,328
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2.35 : 1
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Worth Your Time
19 March 2012 | by PycsSee all my reviews

'21 Jump Street' is a largely forgotten late 80s/early 90s television show, which today is widely acknowledged for helping launch the career of actor Johnny Depp, who you made of heard of. Having not seen a single episode of the program (which was before my time), could I make it through this film with a complete understanding without any backstory?

Let me get one thing straight: unlike the show (which deals with such heavy issues as child abuse, homophobia, AIDS, and hat crimes), this is a raunchy comedy. And the movie's not afraid to admit it, as the first ten minutes alone provide us with a galore of genitalia and gross out gags. Normally, these would scare me away and become a liability when considering how one movie would score. Maybe it's the fact that the funniest moments stem from witty banter or creative sequences rather than gross out themselves, but it the raunchiness didn't seem to bother me (for the most part.)

Then there's Channing Tatum. If you were to bring his name up anytime before this year, I would shutter.I mean, we all know he might not have the greatest resume ('Fighting' anyone?), but he's honestly one of the best things about this movie. So much so that he even manages to be better than Jonah Hill, one of the best comedic actors working today. Rob Riggle and Ice Cube each provide inspired supporting roles that are nearly laugh out loud funny each time they're on screen, never feeling forced or overused.

Does the film have problems? Well...yeah. I won't deny that. Some of the jokes fall flat, while some jokes that initially worked are stretched a little too far. There's the (inevitably) love story between one of the main characters and a high school girl feels too forced and only is there to serve as a 'love story.' But, for the most part, I completely enjoyed it, though I can't ever see myself taking time to watch it again.

So if turning a serious-themed show like '21 Jump Street' into a very good raunchy comedy does make me wonder if other old 80s TV shows would make a similar transition. Wouldn't Alf as a pot-smoking, potty-mouthed slacker who still lives with his mom in modern day Los Angeles be an instant classic?


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