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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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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 »

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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

While appearing on the Howard Stern Show, J.K. Simmons revealed that he was considered for Deputy Chief Hardy, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from being cast. Simmons said upon seeing the movie, that this role was one of the few he would like to have played for the comedy. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.102 (2012) See more »

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Graduation (Friends Forever)
Written by Josh Deutsch and Vitamin C (as Colleen Fitzpatrick)
Performed by Vitamin C
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Funniest Movie I've Seen In a While
16 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen the original 21 Jump Street series so I can't compare. I had only watched the trailer and thought it looked alright, but wasn't planning on paying to see it. I received free advance screening passes to see it last night and I am so glad! It is honestly the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. I usually don't laugh out loud but this movie had me (and the rest of the audience) laughing at least every ten seconds.

Who knew Channing Tatum could be so funny? He really steals the show half the movie with his great comedic timing. The back-and-forth that he and Jonah Hill have is so refreshing. They have clear comedic chemistry and play off of each other very well. The dialogue is fresh and hilarious. Another standout actor was Dave Franco. I am a big fan of him and have always found him funny, and he really shines in this movie. Overall, every actor played off the next very well. It's clear they had a great time making this movie.

I can't recommend this enough. If you want a good laugh, then SEE THIS. It has clever, outrageous comedy and some great acting. There was a great cameo surprise towards the end that had the entire theater gasping and laughing. This is one of the few movie experiences I've had where the entire audience enjoyed themselves and laughed out loud, even clapped at some parts. Go see it, you will not regret it!


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