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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 thought the streets were mean. Then they went back to high school. 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

Originally, the drama teacher talks about doing cocaine with Whitney Houston's niece. After Houston died, the line was changed to "doing cocaine with Willie Nelson's horse." See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Walters is talking to Schmidt and Jenko at the school, Mr. Walters smacks Schmidt's arm and bends down in pain. In the next shot, he's standing up, feeling completely fine. 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 The Heat (2013) See more »

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Get Me Golden
Written by Ben Rothbard, Cecil Campanaro, Johnny Zambetti, Lyle Riddle and Gabriel Feenberg (as Gabe Feenberg)
Performed by Terraplane Sun
Courtesy of Terraplane Sun, LLC
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music, Inc.
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Best Comedy so far of 2012
18 March 2012 | by JeanRalphioSee all my reviews

So if you like Jonah Hill and comedies with really great cameo appearances, I think you would definitely like this film.

I must admit I expected this to be at the same standard as maybe The Change-Up or The Hangover Part II which weren't terrible movies, but they weren't the funniest movies I have seen either. This movie is more on par with The Hangover (the first installment), Superbad and Anchorman.

The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is brilliant, and it's nice to see Tatum in something other than his standard rom-com or "rom" setting. I was already laughing from the first scene, which is generally hard to do and the humour was the correct balance of wit and slapstick. There were actually a lot more clever jokes than I expected and there were some scenes were I couldn't even control my laughter in a full cinema.

All in all, I'm not saying this movie is for everyone but the way I would tell you to see it is if you like Jonah Hill's ridiculous dialogue with sometimes unnecessary swears and you have no expectations of it being anything like the original TV show, I would definitely recommend this one! Best comedy film I've seen at the cinema in 2012.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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