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21 Jump Street (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  16 March 2012 (USA)
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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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They thought the streets were mean. Then they went back to high school. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

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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WILHELM SCREAM: During the car chase, just before the One Percenter leader crashes his motorcycle into the chicken truck. See more »


When Schmidt prays to Korean Jesus, a dove is in the statue's outstretched right palm. In a later scene, the dove is gone. 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 »


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I have to be honest, I never expected to like this movie, but boy was it good.
25 March 2012 | by (Nigeria) – See all my reviews

Buddy cop movies have been losing their waves. The thing is that all the buddy cop movies after Rush Hour 1 have been either too dull to comprehend or just mildly interesting and could just pass as a movie you've seen just to mark the register that you've seen it.

Based on a TV series of the same name which aired on Fox Network between 1987 and 1991, the series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. The 2012 movie adaptation also had the former cast of the series; Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise play a minor role.

Written by Jonah Hill who also starred in it, 21 is a movie that suits a cinema viewing with a box of popcorn at your side. Hill's performance was on a mild okay side, but the main cheese in the movie was Channing Tatum, who transcended from a jock to a nerd and still maintained his persona. I guess the most fun I had was when I saw Ice – Cube talking to the duo.

The movie was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). The directors and writers made sure you didn't have to go see the original to get the full taste of 21, as the film made do of the current pop culture in our time and how ironic and dumb it looks to make a fun movie and enough juice left to make another.

21 makes fun of everything in its path, even down to drugs, and how we kept expecting things to blow up and they just don't. The jokes keeps coming in from every corner making you laugh although.

The high moments in the movie was whenever the duo were together, the low moment was when they were apart.

The plot had the duo Hill and Tatum as Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko (respectively), get deployed as undercover cops to a high school to bust a drug ring, and everything you'd expect to happen, doesn't. That's the fun of the movie.

All in all, why are you wasting time reading this go watch it.

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