21 Jump Street: Season 1, Episode 12

Mean Streets and Pastel Houses (28 Jun. 1987)

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Hanson and Penhall investigate a series of vandalizations.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Judy Hoffs (as Holly Robinson)
Steve Marshall ...
Brian Gans
Tober (as Jason Priestly)
Police Officer
Mr. Weidlin
Guard (as Adrian Dorval)
Dara Whitelaw ...
Ian Black ...


Hanson and Penhall investigate a series of vandalizations.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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28 June 1987 (USA)  »

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The show is set in the US, but was shot in Vancouver, Canada which becomes apparent at times. In one of the earlier scenes in the episode "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses", a teenager is spray painting the word "Neighbours" on the side of the building. In the same episode, one of the leaders refers to the 3rd grade as "grade 3". See more »


During the scene where Tom first meets Lancer at the coffee shop, the spoken dialogue does not match the character's lips, and was added in at a later date. Tom refers to "kicking tail", but his mouth clearly says the word "ass". The spoken dialogue is louder and clearer on this part, indicating it was edited in at a later date. A few scenes later, Doug also refers to getting their "tails kicked", which was also dubbed in at a later date. See more »


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Gang Member: Come on, it's the K.K.K.
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Everything turns grey
Written by Matt Palm and James Levesque
Performed by Agent Orange
Played during second live scene
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Johnny Depp dressed in punk worth a watch for sure!
28 June 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Undercover cop Tom Hanson goes 'punk' to infiltrate suburban rival gangs in an attempt to halt their destruction and rescue one member caught between academics and anarchy. If for no other reason than a young Johnny Depp looking hot as hell in punk attire, this episode just has a different feel to most of the others in the series and shows the cult at its most unclean and the struggle that some face just to fit in. not a prep in sight as Hanson embraces the experience and tries as best he can to stop the kids terrorising the streets and find out why they are this way. really funny and Depp is really sexy. this finale to an awesome first season is probably my favourite episode in the series.

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