21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV-14 | 12 April 1987 (USA)

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    Smartorhypo

    Highly Overrated But Still Good

    Verity Robins

    Great movie. Not sure what people expected but I found it highly entertaining.

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    Quiet Muffin

    This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.

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    Deanna

    There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.

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    Desertman84

    21 Jump Street is a police procedural crime drama television series that focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues that was created to attract a younger audience.It stars Johnny Depp,Holly Robinson,Peter DeLuise,Dustin Nguyen and Richard Grieco.The show ran from 1987 to 1991. The landmark television series which catapulted the success of the FOX TV network and the career of movie star,Johnny Depp.The TV series focuses on a group of police officers headquartered at the titular address. Officer Tom Hanson (Depp) leads his band of agents in the special Jump Street division by going undercover to infiltrate local schools to put a stop to crime and keep students safe from corrupt influences. The 21 Jump Street team is a mixed group including the wise cracking Officer HT Ioki (Nguyen), the brilliant Officer Judy Hoffs (Robinson), the streetwise Officer Doug Penhall (DeLuise) and, in latter episodes, the renegade Officer Dennis Booker (Grieco).These officers are all young and have especially youthful appearances, which allows them to pass for teenagers. Their assignments generally consist of undercover work in high schools or, less commonly, colleges, where they generally investigate drug trafficking and abuse. The plot lines cover issues such as alcoholism, hate crimes, drug abuse, homophobia, AIDS, child abuse, and sexual promiscuity. Similarly, each problem is often solved by the end of the hour-long episode, giving an implicit moral about the impact of a particular activity. This is definitely one of the best cop shows TV series back in the 1980's.Although it faltered in the last season after Johnny Depp left the series,I could still say that it really presented something refreshing and original back then.Aside from Depp,other stars of the show were also great like Dustin Nguyen,Richard Grieco and Holly Robinson.They all were able to portray interesting characters.And the themes it presented offered is evidently helpful to its target audience - the youth.Overall,it was one show that will definitely be missed and that defined the 1980's.

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    Kareen N/A

    There was a rumor a couple of years ago about a 21 Jump Street Movie,I think it was 2003, do we know what happened. Is this ever going to happen, I love the show, I have all 5 seasons on DVD, and hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, maybe Doug's nephew can work in Jump Street, and Doug can be the new Captain,it could be called 21 Jump Street The new Chapel, come on Fans, lets petition, get it back! Maybe if we all write to the shows creators. I know Johnny wouldn't be up for it, but the rest of the cast might, and a few new faces from today put in, to catch the generation today, I have shown teenage girls this old show and they love it, it's a lot better than the cop shows of today

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    Threedares1

    i bought myself season 1,2,3 for Xmas last year and i have finally sat and watched some episode's and i can get enough of them i half way though season 2 and yeah i loving it i really don't know why they don't show repeats of this show. i think they should for-sure as kids would love it i watched it was i was a young teen myself and loved the show. there are no shows like that now for the kids the same age as i was when i watched this there is nothing. i think i was pretty lucky i had shows on i really liked, like beverly hill 90210 and different strokes the facts of life loved them all as i said nothing the same now how sad for them.

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    rosemcgowanrulez2001

    Great to see that the show has hit the DVD format. Watched a few episodes so far from Season 1. Great show and don't know why it was not on reruns anywhere here in Canada. Noticed some over dubs on some dialogue, not sure if that was done back when the show was on FOX or if it has been done when putting it on DVD. Looks like some words are overdubbed, could swear that ass was said originally but you get a different word said. Watch the actor's mouth when the dialogue seems a bit louder briefly. What a gem though this show was and always will be. Holly Robinson is so sexy and still is today. I wonder what Johnny Depp thinks of this being out now on DVD. He never liked doing the show after the 3rd season but stuck it out for his contract duration. Would be nice to hear his comments and have him on the extra features. Too bad.

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