The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.
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21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers who specialize in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump St. personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is difficult for regular police officers to blend in unnoticed. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Too cool for school.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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12 April 1987 (USA)  »

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21 Jump Street - Tatort Klassenzimmer  »

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After the second season, a spin-off was planned titled "City Court". The intention was to follow the Jump Street cases through the court system. A two-hour pilot was planned, in which Tom Hanson is put on trial for murder. But, because of the 1988 writers' strike, the series was never produced. The storyline featuring Hanson's murder trial was later used for the third season finale. See more »

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Throughout the first season Hanson repeatedly says "tail" when his mouth obviously says "ass." This was a post-production change in response to network censorship, who thought the word "ass" was inappropriate. See more »

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Busdriver: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Where's your bus pass?
Off. Doug Penhall: [as Doug McQuaid] My dog ate it.
Off. Tom Hanson #2: [as Tommy McQuaid] I got the same dog.
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Referenced in Major Crimes: Hindsight, Part 2 (2016) See more »

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(theme music)
By Liam Sternberg
Arranged and produced by Jay Gruska
Sung by Holly Robinson Peete (as Holly Robinson)
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fun shows of the past...
5 January 2003 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

I remember this as on of the shows that helped launch Fox as a network. Between this, Adventures of Beans Baxter, Werewolf, Traci Ullman and Simpsons.

I really enjoyed this show for most of it's run. The last season with Grieco did not leave me with too many fond memories. But for the first several seasons, I definitely made room in my Sunday lineup to see this show. For the most part, the stories were good. I just wish there was someplace that showed re-runs of 21JS. With the deluge of cop shows nowadays, i still think I could make time to see 21JS


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