The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime.
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987  
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Complete series cast summary:
Holly Robinson Peete ...  Officer Judy Hoffs 102 episodes, 1987-1991
Steven Williams ...  Captain Adam Fuller / ... 97 episodes, 1987-1991
Peter DeLuise ...  Officer Doug Penhall 91 episodes, 1987-1991
Johnny Depp ...  Officer Tom Hanson 82 episodes, 1987-1990
Dustin Nguyen ...  Officer Harry Truman Ioki 82 episodes, 1987-1990
Sal Jenco ...  Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci / ... 41 episodes, 1987-1990
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21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers who specialize in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump St. personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is difficult for regular police officers to blend in unnoticed. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Too cool for school.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Judy's badge number is 714. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the first season Hanson repeatedly says "tail" when his mouth obviously says "ass." This was a post-production change in response to network censorship, who thought the word "ass" was inappropriate. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Seebok: You could end up dead, man...
[with gun pointed to Hanson's face]
Off. Tom Hanson #2: Hey Ronnie. The safety's on the left, man. You ought to take it off if you want to threaten somebody.
Ronnie Seebok: Safety don't work, man. Never did.
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Alternate Versions

In its original broadcast the word "Suck" was dubbed with "Stink" or "Spit". Its DVD release has kept this audio track See more »

Connections

Referenced in Looking: Looking for Glory (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

(theme music)
By Liam Sternberg
Arranged and produced by Jay Gruska
Sung by Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson)
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Hoaky, but fun
18 August 2001 | by scrappybillySee all my reviews

21 Jump Street was a show where it showed cops as attractive, ultra-hip, stylish people. The time at which it came out was when cocaine and heroin were really cool, so this was kind of like a propaganda show, where it had the up-side to not doing drugs. Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise were always fast-witted cool kids because they were drug free and upholded the law. It usually seemed corny, but something about it was fun, always seeing them having fun while doing their jobs was so cool.

I can understand how Johnny Depp wanted to quit, because it didn't show a lot of things, like police corruption, or that it was completely unrealistic and the plots were contrived. But, with adequate directing and campy script combined with good acting, it was a great show.

-Billy


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USA | Canada

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English

Release Date:

12 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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21 Jump Street See more »

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Runtime:

(103 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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