DescriptionWhen 21 Jump Street premiered on TV in the 1980s, it offered a cool-kid twist on the cop drama formula. This new-era reinvention keeps the cops, but trades earnest drama for raunchy comedy. At Sagan High, Schmidt (newly scrawny Jonah Hill, fresh off an Oscar nomination for Moneyball) was a brainy guy with no game, while Jenko (ever-brawny Channing Tatum, funnier than expected) was a popular jock with bad grades. Five years later, they reconnect at police academy, where enemies become friends when they pool their resources, but after their first bust goes bad, the deputy chief (Nick Offerman) ships them off to Jump Street, where their youthful looks lead to an undercover sting operation at Sagan (apparently, no staff members recognise the former students). Due to a mix-up, Schmidt ends up with the theatre kids and Jenko with the science nerds. Through a production of Peter Pan, Schmidt meets Molly (Brie Larson), who introduces him to her drug dealer boyfriend, Eric (James Franco's deadpan brother, Dave). Now, they just need to track down Eric's supplier to shut the whole operation down. Along the way, Schmidt discovers his inner performer and Jenko his inner geek, but these new personas threaten the case, generating several Superbad-style laughs, so it's too bad the finale devolves into bloodshed more befitting a John Woo crime caper, though the snappy chemistry between Hill and Tatum papers over some of the holes in the script--along with a foul-mouthed Ice Cube and one rather famous original cast member. --Kathleen C. Fennessy Product Description Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.
Director and Cast Commentary
Cube-O-Rama, featuring hilarious outtakes with Ice Cube (Captain Dickson)
Back to School, a look into how the hilarious movie came together
Brothers In Arms, taking an in-depth look into how Jonah and Channing worked together on the stunts and laughs for this buddy action comedy
Johnny Depp On Set, going behind the scenes to bring Tom Hansen back to 21 Jump Street
The Rob Riggle Show, discussing the comedy genius of Rob Riggle
Peter Pan on The Freeway, a behind-the-scenes look at shooting the action-packed freeway scene