21 Jump Street (1987–1991)
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The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins 

Hanson's friend Russell Buckins jeopardizes the Jump Street program when he writes about it for a magazine article.


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Episode cast overview:
Officer Tom Hanson
Officer Judy Hoffs (as Holly Robinson)
Officer Doug Penhall
Officer Harry Truman Ioki
Captain Adam Fuller
Hunt Samperton
George Woodhouse
Jackie Garrett
Russell Buckins
Jack Ammon ...
Doreen Ramus ...
Mrs. Cassidy


When Hanson's friend Rusell Buckins writes an article revealing the Jump Street Program, Hanson suspected of revealing the program to him is suspended. Hanson wanting to clear his name seeks him out. He finds him trying to land the daughter of a rich man. Wanting to get a little revenge on him makes a move on her. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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26 February 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Tom and Russell
12 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Dreaded Return of Russell Buckins" is the twelfth episode of the third season of 21 Jump Street.The Jump Street program gets exposed after Officer Thomas Hanson's friend,Russell Buckins writes an article about it on a magazine.That leads to Tom Hanson's suspension from duty.Also,he now looks for his friend to talk about it and how the repair the damage that has been done.

The episode was a good one as we get to know the friendship between Tom and Russell.We get to learn about both characters with the latter being somewhat depressed as the love of his life - Louise - is arranged to get married soon with someone well off and the former giving some sort of introspection on his career as a police.The flashbacks were also effective in the story.Added to that,we also witness some changes in the 21 Jump Street program wherein advances were made to somehow contradict on what was written in the article. In the end,one would really be delighted with the episode if one is a Johnny Depp fan as Hanson was the only crew central to the story with the remainder of the cast barely playing supporting roles in it.

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