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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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Storyline

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 »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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16 March 2012 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Before the end credits, a montage of various images are shown. One image shows a man at a typewriter. This is a reference to the famous Stephen J. Cannell Productions typewriter logo, which was shown at the end of his television productions, including 21 Jump Street (1987). See more »

Goofs

During the limo chase, Jenko mentions covalent bonds in context of lithium batteries and potassium nitrate. A bond involving metals would be ionic, not covalent. See more »

Quotes

[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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You Are the Best
Written and Performed by Tim Myers and Joy Williams
Courtesy of Palladium Records and Sensibility Music LLC
By Arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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Non-Stop Laughs,
18 March 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

21 Jump Street is a brilliant movie with a well developed storyline and an outstanding comedic cast. It is filled with pure and sincere laughs from start to finish, certainly one of the funniest comedies I've seen in a long time, mostly made brilliant with the terrific chemistry between leads Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, you could tell that they got along very well on the set and enjoyed working together. The movie was also quite heartwarming at times and the characters developed surprisingly well, those are two significant things that make a movie great, as we symphatize with the characters more, but comedies like this usually don't bother with it, I was very impressed that this movie did. Absoluteky hilarious and very enjoyable, I would highly recommend 21 Jump Street to anyone looking for a good comedy

New police officers Schmidt and Jenko are sent on an investigation to a high school to find and catch a group of people involved in a drug ring occurring in the school.

Best Performance: Jonah Hill Worst Performance: Jake Johnson


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