21 Jump Street (1987–1991)
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Don't Stretch the Rainbow 

Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in a school with a new black principal and a recently integrated student body to investigate escalating racial tension between white and black students. Meanwhile, Penhall aspires to be a stand-up comedian.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Patrick Hasburgh (created by), Stephen J. Cannell (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Officer Tom Hanson
Holly Robinson Peete ... Officer Judy Hoffs (as Holly Robinson)
Peter DeLuise ... Officer Doug Penhall
Dustin Nguyen ... Officer Harry Truman Ioki
Steven Williams ... Captain Adam Fuller
J.A. Preston ... Principal George Messiah
Gretchen Palmer ... Nicolette Messiah
Ned Vaughn ... Mark Hardy
Alvin Alexis Alvin Alexis ... Patrick Riley
Hal Havins ... Boyd
Barry Sobel ... Stand Up M.C.
Sal Jenco ... Sal 'Blowfish' Banducci
Allan Lysell Allan Lysell ... Mr. Bill Haller
Steve H. Wesley Steve H. Wesley ... Tim Mathers
Shawn Miller Shawn Miller ... Lenny
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Storyline

Hanson and Hoffs go undercover in a school with a new black principal and a recently integrated student body to investigate escalating racial tension between white and black students. Meanwhile, Penhall aspires to be a stand-up comedian.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This title is a reference to the 1975 play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stand Up M.C.: You ever try to argue with little people?
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Crazy Credits

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream..." speech is played over the closing credits in place of the regular theme music. See more »

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