As the end of the previous movie indicated, 22 Jump Street saw Schmidt and Jenko go undercover in a college, though the movie was largely one big meta gag about sequels. With Schmidt playing Peter in the school’s rendition of Peter Pan, he was forced to run down the freeway in his Peter Pan costume, which clearly doesn’t look as cool as Jenko running and jumping over cars. Many people appeared in the original 21 Jump Street show, but none became as famous as Johnny Depp. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural television series that aired on the Fox network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. Jeff Yagher was originally cast as Officer Tom Hanson in the pilot. Ms. Griggs is a teacher that appears in 21 Jump Street (film) and has a crush on Greg Jenko. Depp was almost unrecognizable in costume, so much so that Brie Larson didn’t recognize him on set. In a featurette, Johnny Depp on Set, found in the movie’s Blu-ray special features, it was revealed that Depp wasn’t originally in the movie. Following this season Johnny Depp and Dustin Nguyen left the show. All 5 seasons are currently available for download on Amazon. They graduate together as partners, but are assigned to park patrol. Michael DeLuise joined the cast part way through the fifth season and stayed on until late in the season. In 2012, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller brought 21 Jump Street, a re-imagining of the ‘80s series of the same name about undercover police officers that investigated crimes in high schools, colleges, and more. Set in a fictional city and state (Metropolis, Evergreen State) in the United States, the series was primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The filmmakers actually had real doves on set, but they were sleeping since the scene took place at night. This article is about the television series. Directed by Jefferson Kibbee. They end up becoming friends at the academy as they help with each others' weaknesses with Schmidt helping Jenko study and Jenko motivating Schmidt through physical activity. Although Hoffs has her doubts, McCann investigates. 15 Most Evil Disney Villains (& The Worst Thing They Did), MCU: All Phase 2 Films Ranked, According To Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score. 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All of Ellie Kemper's scenes from 21 Jump Street. It was originally going to be titled Jump Street Chapel, after the … Christopher Miller and Phil Lord may have started the cast out on some easy scenes, but it sure seemed to escalate quickly. [10], In Region 2, Anchor Bay Entertainment has released all 5 seasons on DVD in the UK. [7] In the United Kingdom, it was shown on the similarly nascent, and interrelated, Sky One, which had yet to reach a sizeable audience.[8]. That being said, Tatum and Hill loved filming the ending of the movie. Hill even said that during his short scene with Dave Franco in the street, you can see Eric punching Schmidt in the chest because Franco was trying to sober Hill up. [5] 21 Jump Street was the first hit series for the Fox network. With Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson. From the Album 21 Jump Street (Original Motion Picture Score) September 23, 2014 $0.99 Get a special offer and listen to over 60 million songs, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited. A film adaptation directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller was released on March 16, 2012. [1] It was originally going to be titled Jump Street Chapel, after the deconsecrated church building in which the unit has its headquarters, but was changed at Fox's request so as not to mislead viewers into thinking it was a religious program. This likely cost a good chunk of change and it's kind of surprising that a lot of money was spent on the scene, since 21 Jump Street was nowhere near a guaranteed box office success. It was one of the first major television series to use Vancouver as a filming location and helped to establish the city as a center for film production. These officers are all young and have especially youthful appearances, which allows them to pass for teenagers. The featurette, Peter Pan on the Freeway, revealed this behind-the-scenes tidbit and even shows Jonah Hill unknowingly getting a massage by Channing Tatum. At this point in the movie, Jenko had become an expert at sliding and jumping over vehicles, but behind the scenes, it took Tatum several attempts to master the skill. The final shot of the scene is a ninja star nailing a photo of General Zod in the head. Nowadays, it's pretty common for celebrity cameos to show up in big blockbusters. One of the bigger action sequences of 21 Jump Street comes towards the middle of the film when Schmidt and Jenko are being chased on the freeway. Later on in the film, Jenko hangs a childhood picture of himself on the wall before the party, and Tatum revealed that that was also a real picture of him when he was a child. Also, 200 prints of the film had to be recalled and replaced with the new line about Willie Nelson’s horse. [at 21 Jump Street, after finding out that their designer drug is spreading to other high schools] Captain Dickson: You failed to stop the outbreak. Mark Mothersbaugh. The show's plots cover issues such as alcoholism, hate crimes, drug abuse, homophobia, AIDS, child abuse and sexual promiscuity. The filmmakers behind 21 Jump Street gave the film a twist by having Jonah Hill’s character become the popular one during the partners’ mission in High School. On the show, Forrest's character Richard Jenko is killed by a drunk driver. In the film’s Blu-ray commentary, stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum joked that they were actually drunk or hungover while filming certain scenes in the movie. The departure of their characters was never explained in the narrative of the TV series, but in the movie it is explained that Hanson was transferred to the DEA and was later joined by Officer Penhall. Some notable guest stars on the series include: Foster the People. In the featurette, Johnny Depp on Set, Larson revealed that she just thought an old biker was coming over to say hello, but then she realized the actor was saying “Hi, I’m Johnny.”. Created by Patrick Hasburgh and Stephen J. Cannell, the series was produced by Patrick Hasburgh Productions and Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Without the score of a film, a movie would never be able to effectively communicate emotions to viewers. While he didn’t get his wish in the TV show, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were more than willing to let his character eat peanut butter in every scene he was in. When the duo threw the party at Schmidt’s house, Tatum and Hill didn’t have to act like they were gone during the scenes because they actually were. They also released a complete series set on March 5, 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. 21 Jump Street Edit. One of the funnier scenes in the movie comes at the very beginning when Schmidt and Jenko are seen in High School in 2005. Many people aren’t proud of their High School pictures, but since Hill is a celebrity, some of his High School photos have found their way online. For 21 Jump Street, one of the more physically demanding scenes is when Schmidt and Jenko are running on the freeway. The releases contain extensive music substitutions and inaccurate cover art (Johnny Depp appears on the season 5 cover, despite having left the series after the previous season. A spin-off series, Booker, was produced for the character of Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco); it ran one season, from September 1989 to June 1990. A post-credits scene reveals Ms. Griggs has slept with Jenko, she is seen clearly enjoying the encounter. On March 16, 2012, a feature film sequel to the television series from Sony Pictures was released starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (who are also executive producers) and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller with the screenplay written by Michael Bacall from a story by both Hill and Bacall. According to the Blu-ray commentary for the film, Caroline Aaron, who played Schmidt’s mom, was actually friend’s with Jonah Hill’s real mother, and the film’s stunt coordinator was also in the Porsche that Jenko and Schmidt “borrow” on the freeway. [2] The final season aired in first-run syndication mainly on local Fox affiliates. In 1987, the fledgling Fox network first aired a crime drama focused on a squad of undercover cops investigating teenage crimes. Characters Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall might have met their fate at the hands of the dangerous thugs, but Jonah Hill revealed in the featurette, Johnny Depp on Set, that Depp’s character almost met a different fate. All three shows were hits with audiences and helped to establish the then-newly launched Fox network. Since it was a close-up shot, many people guessed that a professional threw the ninja star, but the Blu-ray commentary revealed that Channing Tatum actually threw it, taking him only about three tries to hit Zod. My sister and I grew up in the 1980s, when that show was about the closest thing to a hit the fledgling network had. Here's the last movie I was expecting with this title. Many people might not recognize the name, but fans of electronic rock will recognize the name as being a member of the band Devo. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. Many people wouldn’t know it by watching the movie, but 21 Jump Street was Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s first time directing a live-action film. In the Blu-ray featurette, Peter Pan on the Freeway, it is revealed that Tatum originally had trouble clearing the car and even hurt himself a few times in his attempts. The original 21 Jump Street, a TV cop procedural that aired on Fox, holds the distinction of jump-starting the career of one Johnny Depp. [11], In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released all five seasons on DVD in Australia. It Was Johnny Depp’s Idea To Constantly Eat Peanut ButterIn the original 21 Jump Street show and … Sony was worried about Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill hurting themselves while performing the scenes, so they hired masseuses to be on set for that part of the movie. Hill and Tatum obviously look nothing like their characters in the movie, so it was hilarious to see Tatum with long locks and Hill with blonde hair and braces. Are there any other behind the scenes facts you know about 21 Jump Street? In the Blu-ray commentary, the film’s directors explained that this church was actually under renovation at the time and they asked that the workers stop renovations so that it could appear in a movie. The news of a reported title, 21 Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure, originally appeared in a Deadline but has since been deleted from the site, prompting speculation that Sony isn’t quite ready for the title to be public knowledge. Their first time directing was on the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, but directing a live-action film brings a whole other set of challenges, especially when you are dealing with big movie stars like Johnny Depp, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum. In the film’s Blu-ray commentary, Hill explained that the pictures hanging on the wall are actually his baby pictures and his real mom has them hanging up in her house. It isn’t uncommon for a major Hollywood blockbuster to shut down a street or road to film a scene. The show was popular back in the day and like all good things from the ‘80s, it got a reboot. He also wanted his character to get a definite end in the movie. In the original 21 Jump Street show and in the movie, Johnny Depp wanted his character to constantly eat peanut butter as an ongoing joke. As it turns out, 21 Jump Street had a lot of cameos besides Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise, only they weren’t celebrities. For many action movies, it is important for the actors to be in good physical condition so that they can effectively pull off action moves. In addition, Mill Creek also released 21 Jump Street - The Complete Series, an 18-disc collection featuring all 103 episodes of the series on DVD on July 27, 2010. Jonah Hill Feldstein (born December 20, 1983) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. In the featurette, Johnny Depp on Set, the directors talk about this joke and explain that they even gave his character a peanut butter tattoo. Depp found this status irritating,[3] but he continued on the series under his contract and was paid $45,000 per episode. In other words, "21 Jump Street" is pretty good. 21 Jump Street, along with Married... with Children and The Tracey Ullman Show, debuted in the spring of 1987. He explained that Schmidt originally shot Hanson by accident after he revealed his true identity, but it was ultimately changed for the final cut. Listen to trailer music, OST, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. Related: Every Sequel Teased By 22 Jump Street's End-Credits. When it was announced that Sony was making a 21 Jump Street movie, many people were curious to know if Johnny Depp would be making a cameo in the movie. Stan Lee showed up in most of the Marvel movies, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi also had a ton of celebrity cameos. Summary: Schmidt and Jenko are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. He was replaced after the original pilot episode was filmed, and his scenes were reshot with Johnny Depp. 3 26.9k. In the Blu-ray commentary for 21 Jump Street, it was revealed that the scene with Nick Offerman was actually the very first day of filming. A lot of credit is due to Michael Bacall who worked on the story with co-star Jonah Hill and wrote the screenplay as well. Sound off in the comments! Tag to episodes Loc'd Out at end of Season 3 of 21 Jump Street. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Movies. Christopher is a news writer and editor at Screen Rant. Neither actor was approached in regards to portraying their character in the show's fifth and final season. Both episodes were filmed before the fourth season had ended but were not shown until the start of season five. Even though fans were thrilled to see Johnny Depp on the big screen as his famous 21 Jump Street character, they were probably less thrilled to see the character get shot in the throat. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. Eventually he was released from his contract after the fourth season.[3][4]. The ending of the movie was actually filmed earlier than a lot of scenes, but during the featurette, Brothers in Arms, Tatum and Hill explained that it was fun filming the movie's ending because it involved so many elements of filmmaking that made them want to become actors. As it became harder for the original cast members to plausibly pass as high school students, his character and Officer Kati Rocky (Alexandra Powers) were intended to be "youthful" replacements, so the show could maintain its original premise of younger looking cops posing as high school students. 22 Jump Street Edit The featurette even showed Tatum cocking a firearm with just one hand to Phil Lord’s amazement. It was later rerun on the FX cable network from 1996 to 1998. 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