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21 Jump Street 

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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.
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5   4   3   2   1  
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 90 episodes, 1987-1990
Johnny Depp ...  Officer Tom Hanson 82 episodes, 1987-1990
Dustin Nguyen ...  Officer Harry Truman Ioki 82 episodes, 1987-1990
Sal Jenco ...  Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci / ... 42 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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Trivia

After the second season, a spin-off was planned titled "City Court". The intention was to follow the Jump Street cases through the court system. A two-hour pilot was planned, in which Tom Hanson is put on trial for murder. But, because of the 1988 writers' strike, the series was never produced. The storyline featuring Hanson's murder trial was later used for the third season finale. 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

Busdriver: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Where's your bus pass?
Off. Doug Penhall: [as Doug McQuaid] My dog ate it.
Off. Tom Hanson #2: [as Tommy McQuaid] I got the same dog.
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Alternate Versions

In its original syndication, the word "Ass" was dubbed "Tail". DVD version has done the same. See more »

Connections

Featured in Six Feet Under: Tears, Bones & Desire (2003) 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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The Mod Squad of the 80's
14 April 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was definitely a quality show. This show was a far cry from what the Fox network eventually became. Many of the scripts dealt with what young people go through on a day to day basis and used a cop show to show it. Issues like date rape, drugs, teen suicide, school violence and incest were all covered in the first two years of this show. When Jump Street premiered, it was the shot heard round the world due to the fact that it was the very first show to air on the Fox network, which at the time was only being broadcast on Sunday nights and it ushered in a whole new era in television. Also, Johnny Depp wasn't the only good thing about this show. Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson (Peete) and Dustin Nguyen all made this show one of the cult classics of the 1980's.


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