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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 overview, first billed only:


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Comando especial  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,302,612 (USA) (16 March 2012)


$138,447,667 (USA) (29 June 2012)

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Did You Know?


Throughout the film, as the two main characters return to "The Chapel," they encounter two female officers who tout their own exploits, including busting a prostitution ring, and busting a chop shop run out of a high school auto shop. Both of these cases are clearly based on episodes from Season 1 of the TV series, in which the cops infiltrated a modeling ring that was used for prostitution and a chop shop run out of the auto shop. See more »


When Jenko throws the bottle to explode in the black limo, he throws it with the bottom flying forward. When the bottle is shown in the air, the cap flies forward. See more »


[first lines]
Schmidt: Hey, Melodie.
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Crazy Credits

Footage of Stephen J. Cannell from his famous TV production company logo appears under his creator credit. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.93 (2012) See more »


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User Reviews

Best Comedy so far of 2012
18 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

So if you like Jonah Hill and comedies with really great cameo appearances, I think you would definitely like this film.

I must admit I expected this to be at the same standard as maybe The Change-Up or The Hangover Part II which weren't terrible movies, but they weren't the funniest movies I have seen either. This movie is more on par with The Hangover (the first installment), Superbad and Anchorman.

The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is brilliant, and it's nice to see Tatum in something other than his standard rom-com or "rom" setting. I was already laughing from the first scene, which is generally hard to do and the humour was the correct balance of wit and slapstick. There were actually a lot more clever jokes than I expected and there were some scenes were I couldn't even control my laughter in a full cinema.

All in all, I'm not saying this movie is for everyone but the way I would tell you to see it is if you like Jonah Hill's ridiculous dialogue with sometimes unnecessary swears and you have no expectations of it being anything like the original TV show, I would definitely recommend this one! Best comedy film I've seen at the cinema in 2012.

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