22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

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Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

Cast: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum

     
 

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When their department is relocated across the street to 22 Jump Street, undercover cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are tasked with posing as college students, and rooting out an elusive campus drug dealer.

Overview

When their department is relocated across the street to 22 Jump Street, undercover cops Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are tasked with posing as college students, and rooting out an elusive campus drug dealer.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
By all accounts, 2012's 21 Jump Street should have been a total disaster. Yet by openly acknowledging the absurdity of adapting a TV show that had been off the air for 20 years, and eschewing the angsty melodrama of the original series for hip meta humor, the filmmakers managed to turn out an enjoyably self-aware comedy that benefitted tremendously from the unlikely chemistry between stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. For that reason, it came as no surprise when a sequel was announced shortly after its release. Flash forward two years, and the same creative team behind that unlikely hit return with a sequel that has a different satirical target in its sights. Yes, this time screenwriter Michael Bacall and Hill (who are again credited with the story) are singling out the concept of sequels for derision, and with the help of new co-writers Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman, they mock everything that makes follow-ups feel repetitive and superfluous. At the same time, they add an extra helping of juvenile farce that keeps the laughs coming even (or perhaps especially) as the film flirts with contemporary comedy's most feared scourge -- the two-hour mark. The movie opens to find undercover cops Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) breaking character and botching a major bust. As a result, a notorious criminal known as the Ghost (Peter Stormare) manages a clean getaway, and Deputy Chief Hardy (Nick Offerman) sends the not-so-fresh faced cops back to Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) for a new assignment. Operating out of 22 Jump Street, which is directly across the street from their old headquarters, Schmidt and Jenko are tasked with posing as college students in order to identify the source behind a dangerous new drug known on the streets as WhyPhy (Work Hard Yes, Play Hard Yes -- a potent blend of Adderall and Ecstasy). Once the duo settle into their new dorms, the search for suspects leads them in different directions: While Jenko falls in with the jock fraternity, led by star football players Rooster (Jimmy Tatro) and Zook (Wyatt Russell), Schmidt investigates the liberal-arts students and finds himself falling for pretty Maya (Amber Stevens). In time, this divergent approach leads to an ever widening gap between the formerly tight-knit cops, which is further exacerbated by Jenko's blossoming bro-mance with Zook. But later, just when it looks like the case has been cracked, a new wrinkle appears that requires Schmidt and Jenko to repair their fractured partnership in order to catch their man (or woman). By opening with a ridiculous action sequence that emphasizes the bigger budget, followed by Offerman's Deputy Chief Hardy delivering a speech that calls out everything that's wrong with sequels, writers Bacall, Uziel, and Rothman make their target as clear as a paper perpetrator in a police shooting range. Fortunately, they also realize that hammering away at this one point could grow tiresome over the course of two hours; by following both characters down their separate paths, they allow the story to meander in the best sense of the word. Often in comedies (especially those marked by improvisation), it's easy to get the impression that the cast were having a riot on the set. That can be dangerous if the good vibes don't end up on the screen as well, but here, as in the first film, Hill and Tatum exhibit an infectious playfulness that seems to extend to their co-stars (especially in the cases of Cube, Russell, and Jillian Bell as Maya's caustically deadpan roommate) and their audience. This is complimented by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the rising directorial duo who -- coming off the success of The Lego Movie -- keep the pacing brisk while adding a dash of visual flair as they riff on increasingly larger action clichés. Though it could be said that Lord and Miller abuse split screen more than anyone since Brian De Palma in his prime, a hallucinogenic detour early on and a post-credits forecast for the future both offer dazzling visuals that don't feel out of place despite their stylistic divergence. And even if 22 Jump Street feels 22 minutes too long, chances are you'll be laughing hysterically though 12 of them, and fighting to find your breath during the rest.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2014
UPC:
0043396439672
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
10,702

Special Features

5 deleted & extended scenes; The perfect couple of directors; Line-o-rama; Commentary with directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jonah Hill Schmidt
Channing Tatum Jenko
Peter Stormare The Ghost
Ice Cube Captain Dickson
Amber Stevens Maya
Wyatt Russell Zook
Jillian Bell Mercedes
Keith Lucas Keith Yang
Kenny Lucas Kenny Yang
Nick Offerman Deputy Chief Hardy
Jimmy Tatro Rooster
Caroline Aaron Annie Schmidt
Craig Roberts Spencer
Marc Evan Jackson Dr. Murphy
Joe Chrest David Schmidt
Eddie J. Fernandez Scarface
Rye Rye Jr.Jr.
Johnny Pemberton Delroy
Stanley Wong Roman
Dax Flame Zack
Diplo Spring Break DJ
Tyler Forrest Stoned-Looking Kid
John Bostic University of Internet Professor
Richard Grieco Booker
Dustin Nguyen Vietnamese Jesus
Ian Hoch Improv Student
Kate Adair Improv Student
Drew Cross Waiter
Katrina DeSpain Girl in Bathroom
Oscar Gale Tattoo Artist
Janeline Condez Hayes Slam Poet
Jackie Bohne Slam Poet
Jason Richard Allan Foster Rathskellar Host
Toby Nichols Boy at the Pond
Toby Holguin Mustached Goon
Eddie Perez Library Goon
Mickey Facchinello Drunk Beach Fight Girl
Tom Ventura Spring Break Student
Brian Schacter Spring Break Student

Technical Credits
Phil Lord Director,Executive Producer
Christopher Miller Director,Executive Producer
Nicole Abellera Casting
Will Allegra Co-producer
Brian Bell Executive Producer
Keith Brachmann Editor
Stephen J. Cannell Executive Producer
Reid Carolin Executive Producer
Elizabeth Coulon Casting
Jennifer Cram Casting
Leesa Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonah Hill Original Story,Producer
Lukasz Jogalla Cinematographer
Tania Landau Executive Producer
Jack Lazzaro Makeup
Kier Lehman Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Michael Bacall Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael J. Moore Asst. Director
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Jose Eli Perez Sound Mixer
Barry Peterson Cinematographer
Scott Plauche Art Director
David Rennie Editor
Rodney Rothman Screenwriter
Steve Saklad Production Designer
Richard Schexnayder Sound Mixer
Channing Tatum Producer
Oren Uziel Screenwriter
Benjamin Waisbren Executive Producer
Shelly Ziegler Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 22 Jump Street
1. Scene 1
2. Scene 2
3. Scene 3
4. Scene 4
5. Scene 5
6. Scene 6
7. Scene 7
8. Scene 8
9. Scene 9
10. Scene 10
11. Scene 11
12. Scene 12
13. Scene 13
14. Scene 14
15. Scene 15
16. Scene 16

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22 Jump Street 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite 4 months ago
The comedic timing with these two, makes these movies worth watching.