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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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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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Did You Know?


One scene includes the song Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.. Ice Cube, who plays, Captain Dickson, was a member of N.W.A. See more »


When Jenko writes on the board in AP Chemistry after he takes the drugs, he writes with a piece of chalk. When camera angle changes, the board is a whiteboard, with writing in marker. 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 »


Followed by 23 Jump Street See more »


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Totally abusive of the original series.
1 June 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was SO looking forward to this 'modern' version of 21 Jump Street! How bitterly disappointed was I? I feel sorry for the people who have never seen the original Jump Street series with Johnny Depp. This movie isn't ANYTHING like the original and I think it's a disgrace they even got the rights to do this. In the original, the Jump Street detectives are just there because of their youthful looks, not because they were incompetent morons! The overall theme was of drama, although there was the obvious comic moments shared between the cast. The original also raised important social/political issues of the time (AIDS, homosexuality, child abuse, bullying ,gang violence, abortion, sexual violence) and tried to deal sensitively with the stigma of these issues and 'educate' the masses, whose ignorant, racist, sexist (and whatever 'ist' is left) attitudes held our society back. In a way the show tried to 'right' some of the 'wrongs' our self-centered society had created, it didn't glorify it. I love comedy as much as anyone, but this rubbish just mocked the original show and only serves to justify the current B-S lives people wallow in! And I'm sure this hasn't addressed any of the racist/sexist issues we STILL experienced. Boy, haven't we evolved???

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