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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're too old for this shift. 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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Did You Know?


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


The text Schmidt sent to Jenko to meet him in the hallway is received by Jenko at 1:59pm. Minutes later, Eric says to them during the drug deal that he needs to finish the girl's volleyball page by lunch. Supposedly it was 1:59 but Eric reveals it wasn't even past noon at the time of their conversation. 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 »


References Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) See more »


Written and Performed by Ty Segall
Courtesy of Goner Records
By Arrangement with Ghost Town, Inc.
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User Reviews

Funny film with some shipshape moments, tremendous laughs and ace action.
5 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Ah, I love this film - somewhat hilarious and has exciting action scenes, amazing on-screen chemistry and genuine (b)romance. It's like the perfect blend of both action and comedy, with some minor dramatic scenes and little adds here and there. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, admittedly, are ace in this film. They're simply hilarious and they're a great team. One's a little bit of a dork, quite chubby and funny (Jonah Hill), and the other's "hot", apparently, and is slim, quite-built and rather tall....in comparison (Channing Tatum).

21 Jump street is a laugh-a-minute thrill ride of an action-comedy that never fails, as it lives up to its expectations (if you've not seen it, you'll be left satisfied....and you may need to change your pants!)Better than most action-comedies out there and it has better stars too. They're great working together - almost as good a pair as Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey.

Overall, a very funny action-comedy with great stars and favourable moments. I wonder if the second one surpasses it. Thanks for reading.

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