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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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Michael Bacall (screenplay), Michael Bacall (story) | 3 more credits »
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11 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Schmidt
Channing Tatum ... Jenko
Brie Larson ... Molly Tracey
Dave Franco ... Eric Molson
Rob Riggle ... Mr. Walters
DeRay Davis ... Domingo
Ice Cube ... Captain Dickson
Dax Flame ... Zack
Chris Parnell ... Mr. Gordon
Ellie Kemper ... Ms. Griggs
Jake Johnson ... Principal Dadier
Nick Offerman ... Deputy Chief Hardy
Holly Robinson Peete ... Officer Judy Hoffs
Johnny Pemberton ... Delroy
Stanley Wong ... Roman
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Storyline

In 2005, Schmidt and Jenko are high school students, one an honor roll geek, the other a cool, athletic underachiever. By 2012, they are rookie cops, paired together, on bike patrol yearning to make arrests. After a screw up, they're sent undercover back to high school to find the source of a dangerous synthetic drug. They mix up their names, and Schmidt gets the no-brainer classes where he auditions for Peter Pan and falls in love with Wendy; Jenko gets AP classes where he falls in with high-achieving dweebs. This second chance at high school gives Schmidt delusions of grandeur, which threaten the operation. Can they sort out their relationship as they stumble onto the bad guys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They're getting too old for this shift. (DVD box tagline) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: During the credits, when a character dives through a window. See more »

Goofs

When the Driver's Ed car is stopped at the red light behind the bikers, the car's front right alternates between damaged and undamaged. 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

Referenced in 13 Reasons Why: Tape 5, Side A (2017) See more »

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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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I have to be honest, I never expected to like this movie, but boy was it good.
25 March 2012 | by lagudafuadSee all my reviews

Buddy cop movies have been losing their waves. The thing is that all the buddy cop movies after Rush Hour 1 have been either too dull to comprehend or just mildly interesting and could just pass as a movie you've seen just to mark the register that you've seen it.

Based on a TV series of the same name which aired on Fox Network between 1987 and 1991, the series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. The 2012 movie adaptation also had the former cast of the series; Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise play a minor role.

Written by Jonah Hill who also starred in it, 21 is a movie that suits a cinema viewing with a box of popcorn at your side. Hill's performance was on a mild okay side, but the main cheese in the movie was Channing Tatum, who transcended from a jock to a nerd and still maintained his persona. I guess the most fun I had was when I saw Ice – Cube talking to the duo.

The movie was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). The directors and writers made sure you didn't have to go see the original to get the full taste of 21, as the film made do of the current pop culture in our time and how ironic and dumb it looks to make a fun movie and enough juice left to make another.

21 makes fun of everything in its path, even down to drugs, and how we kept expecting things to blow up and they just don't. The jokes keeps coming in from every corner making you laugh although.

The high moments in the movie was whenever the duo were together, the low moment was when they were apart.

The plot had the duo Hill and Tatum as Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko (respectively), get deployed as undercover cops to a high school to bust a drug ring, and everything you'd expect to happen, doesn't. That's the fun of the movie.

All in all, why are you wasting time reading this go watch it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

21 Jump Street See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,302,612, 18 March 2012

Gross USA:

$138,447,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$201,585,328
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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