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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

Throughout the film, as the two main characters return to "The Chapel," they encounter 2 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 »

Goofs

When Schmidt is running in the relay race, he throws his baton across the finish line. He has the baton again immediately afterward, and makes inappropriate gestures with it. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Straight Outta Compton
Written by Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson), M.C. Ren (as Lorenzo Patterson), Eazy-E (as Eric Wright) and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by NWA (as N.W.A)
Courtesy of Priority Records, LLC
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Finds a nice ground between entertaining and hysterical
23 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this movie looks like it would be somewhat mediocre. But it's actually pretty damn good. When you're not laughing your pants off (and believe me, you will be), you'll have no problem being just plain entertained by it's ability to just have fun. It does a great job of not only avoiding giant cliché's, but making fun of them in the process. Jonah Hill will have you laughing, and Channing Tatum actually did a good job in this movie.......not surprising seeing that the role called for him to be a douche bag. Which once again, is something to chuckle about. Towards the end, the movie does tend to drag on, but has no problem pulling you right back into it's fun. As far as comedies go, this is a pretty good way to start off 2012


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