"..You'll find you'll need us, 'cause there's no one else to call..."
The 1980s version of The Mod Squad
, with a somewhat more believable premise. The series lasted from April, 1987 to April, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes in five seasons.21 Jump Street
was the Fox
Network's first drama, and aired on its premiere night along with sitcoms Married... with Children
, The Tracey Ullman Show
and Mr President
Here, it's about a special undercover police unit in an unnamed American city
, where young-looking police officers infiltrate schools to investigate youth-related crimes.
The series made Johnny Depp
a star, but a Teen Idol
was the last thing he wanted to be. As such, he quit at his first opportunity, which made the show Jump the Shark
at that moment.
A very well received film "sequel"
(in a completely different genre) has been released, starring Jonah Hill
(who also co-wrote the script), Channing Tatum
, Brie Larson
, and Ice Cube
. Johnny Depp
and Peter DeLuise appear in cameos as their original-series characters, Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall. Holly Robinson Peete also returned as Judy Hoffs, in a slightly more substantial role. Due to the drastic difference in tone, the movie is not necessarily recommended for fans of the series.
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