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"21 Jump Street" was a police drama on the FOX Network for its first four seasons and in syndication for the final season. It was about a squad of undercover police officers. What set this show apart from others was the fact that the officers were all youthful looking enough to pass for high school or college students. This allowed them to investigate crimes like date rape, parental abuse, school violence, teenage drug usage..

21 Jump Street Cast:

Johnny Depp .................... Tom Hanson
Michael DeLuise ................ Joey Penhall
Frederic Forrest ............... Captain Jenko
Steven Williams ................ Captain Fuller
Peter DeLuise .................. Doug Penhall
Dustin Nguyen .................. Harry T. Ioki
Holly Robinson ................. Judy Hoffs
Richard Grieco ................. Dennis Booker

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21 Jump Street was the very first FOX Network series to air on that new network's very first night.

The Dennis Booker character played by Richard Grieco was going to be killed off at the end of the third season. When he proved to be extremely popular with audiences, the Fox Network not only kept Richard Grieco's role alive, they also gave him his own spin-off series titled, "Booker"!

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I was never a regular viewer of this show, but watched it when I remember it was on. I really enjoyed it and you could really tell that Johnny Depp was going to be a huge star very soon. Really enjoyed Frederic Forrest from "Valley Girl" fame during his short stint as Captain. I was shocked when they killed off his character..

Part of why I watched this show was my memory of a similar tv show that was a spinoff of an old "Police Story" starring David Cassidy. The show was called .. "David Cassidy - Man Undercover".

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David Cassidy - Man Undercover

Also, has anyone seen the 1987 movie "Under Cover"?

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Under Cover (1987)

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I remember 'Under Cover' (I always forget the name though!) If I recall it was so-so. 'Plain Clothes' and 'Hiding Out' were far better.
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I watched 21 Jump Street season 1 dvd set some time ago and liked it very much.
I didn´t watch the show back in the day.

Cool stars, great co-stars (Traci Lind, Josh Brolin, Sherilyn Fenn, Jason Lively etc)
some nice tunes and so on.

I also own the season 2 package.

Never seen Under Cover but it looks interesting.

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loved 21 jumps street. This show was so cool and age 15 when it first aired i though WOW. Used to watch a show called werewolf straight after it, which didnt seem to last very long.
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does anyone remember that episode when they were at a fraternity and went through a series of tests one where hanson had to put spoons knives and forks in a drawer usng left and right hands?? That was cool.
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I do remember that episode, Willy. It's a good one with lots of good supporting actors. I looked it up and it's S03E06 called 'Hell Week'. This is one of my favorite shows, I never get tired of it.
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21 Jump Street is on Netflix instant watch.........FYI everyone [Smile] I used to love it then......so I watched a few episodes recently on netflix and they rocked! It's all the stuff I love about 80's tv shows......cool stars, cool music....(although some of it's that new dubbed over crap) great stories! I recommend people checking it out if you haven't.....Depp in his prime in my opinion!

Atomik I need to keep watching so I can see all those great guest stars [Smile]

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thank you secret . . .your a legend!! And im startin to get sick of everyone getting to watch it over iin the states so im goin out tomorrow to buy the box set . . .jealousy is a curse ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Been watchin it again after gettin box set. Not sure but i think in episode 3 season 1 troy from the goonies is in it. If its not him id be surprised. havnt got around to lookin at credits and checkin names out yet. I never saw the first few episodes when i was a teenager and it wasnt the norm for me to predict who would be big stars so had no idea about jonny depp in the making really. will watch rest of season 1 this week.
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WOW - seeing a whole heap of 80s actors...im sure that guy who drinks gasoline from the wraith is is an episode i just watched.
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I heard rumours that they are gonna make a new movie soon of 21 Jump Street.
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Actually that seems to be true Princess Pooh.

21 Jump Street remake (2012)

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after being off work ill for four straight days ive progressed from playing video games to watching loads of 21 episodes. I gotta tell ya there are loads of actors i recognised from loads of movies. Not very good with names, some i knew and some i just knew thier faces but shannon tweed, josh brolin are two which come to mind. Saw two guys from the wraith in the last episode i watched. Im sure there are just loads more. I remember just how hooked on this show at 14-16 i was back in 87-89. Lookin at the clothes and hair and free attitude with no PC was a breath of fresh air again...i need a time machine pronto.
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C'mon this show is terrible. I have tried to watch it but come on it is pretty bad.
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Aww, I fee like someone just called my best girl a cow [Frown]
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21 Jump Street is a real blast from the past, but does anyone remember the short-lived Richard Grieco spinoff, Booker? I actually kind of liked that show even more. Interesting how Depp's career went way up, and Grieco's went pretty much nowhere...
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quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
C'mon this show is terrible. I have tried to watch it but come on it is pretty bad.

yep agreed it is a really bad show however im tied to it from being hooked on it as a teenager and lookin up to tom hanson. still watch it now i have the box set and my friends think its terrible. atari games were really bad too in hindsight but i still love em.
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I have to agree with you about the atari games but as far as 21 Jump street goes I'm gonna have to ahead and disagree with you there...ah yeahhh...I do however own the 2nd series of Jump Street cos I remembered vaguely watching it as a kid and so I bought it one day when I saw it and watched most of the series and then went into a state of denial that I watched it. I might put it on ebay and make a whopping loss. The Goonies on the other hand is a classic. Seen that way too many times.
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The Goonies on the other hand is a classic. Seen that way too many times.
the lighthouse, the rock and the restaurant all fit the debloom...yep me too, im brain washed unfortunately and have no idea how to reverse its effects
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the lighthouse, the rock and the restaurant all fit the debloom...yep me too, im brain washed unfortunately and have no idea how to reverse its effects [/QB][/QUOTE]


*Even if you could reverse the effects I would advise you to become brain washed all over again.

I think it might be time to watch The Goonies again. It's been at least a couple years now since I watched it last.

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Really? Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in a "21 Jump Street" remake coming out March 16th, 2012. Supposedly Johnny Depp is gonna make an appearance in it.

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This was a great show. A great group of characters who played off each other well and very hard hitting and deep storylines, A.I.D.S., Drugs, Racial Hatred, it was a very well done show and had allot of guts to deal with such sensitive and serious topic's. Patrick Hasburg and Stephen J. Cannell created a great series. I wish it would get a repeat showing over here.
Yes you could really see that this was the ignition for Johnny Depp's amazingly varied career.

Great theme song too 21 Jump Street Theme Song

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