|21 JUMP STREET||2012|
In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs.
Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Michael Bacall (screenplay), Michael Bacall (story)
March 16th, 2012 (USA)
Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper, Jake Johnson, Holly Robinson Peete
A remake of the 1980s series 21 Jump Street could easily go astray in the wrong hands. But then you look at all the people who actually signed up to make it. Reliable funnyman Jonah Hill put everything he has into the project as star and producer with a “story by” credit. Co-star and co-producer Channing Tatum lends credibility to the action side of this action-comedy along with producer Neal Moritz (Fast Five). Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are using Jump Street as a testing ground to see whether the rapid-fire hilarity of their animated projects (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Clone High) will transfer to live-action. Plus, the movie has a stellar supporting cast, featuring Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle, DeRay Davis, Ellie Kemper, and Nick Offerman.