21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

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 Officer Judy Hoffs (102 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Captain Adam Fuller / ... (97 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Officer Doug Penhall (90 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Officer Tom Hanson (82 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Officer Harry Truman Ioki / ... (82 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci / ... (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
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21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers who specialize in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump St. personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is difficult for regular police officers to blend in unnoticed. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Too cool for school.

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12 April 1987 (USA)  »

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(103 episodes)

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Barney Martin had two different guest roles on the series: once as Tom Hanson's partner in the Pilot and once playing an alleged kidnapper in the episode 21 Jump Street: In the Custody of a Clown (1987). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first season Hansen repeatedly says "tail" when his mouth obviously says "ass." This was a post-production change in response to network censorship, who thought the word "ass" was inappropriate. See more »

Quotes

Off. Doug Penhall: This guy is the worst burglar I've ever seen. He's drunk.
Off. Tom Hanson #2: Hammered.
Off. Doug Penhall: Pickled.
Off. Tom Hanson #2: To the gills.
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Referenced in Love Hurts (1990) See more »

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By Liam Sternberg
Arranged and produced by Jay Gruska
Sung by Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson)
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1 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was Fox's first serious drama. It was aimed at a young audience. 21 Jump Street had a great cast including a young Johnny Depp, Peter DeLuise, and Holly Robinson among the cast members, good writing, and innovative plot about young cops posing as high school students to capture a wide variety of criminals in the school system. The show lasted a few seasons on Fox without network infiltration like other major networks. It lasted long enough to leave its mark on the baby network. Now there are a dozen shows like 21 Jump Street without the cleverness and the strive to be better than just the average shows on TV. In fact, the show was probably the first American drama on Fox to be filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to cut costs. In the beginning of the Fox network lineup, 21 Jump Street launched a unique way of looking at secondary schools with a great cast. It was never awarded an Emmy which it should have been even nominated for Best Drama.


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