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22 Jump Street (2014)

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After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Schmidt
Channing Tatum ... Jenko
Peter Stormare ... The Ghost
Wyatt Russell ... Zook
Amber Stevens West ... Maya (as Amber Stevens)
Jillian Bell ... Mercedes
Ice Cube ... Captain Dickson
Keith Lucas Keith Lucas ... Keith Yang
Kenneth Lucas Kenneth 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
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Storyline

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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These undercover cops are going to party like it's their job See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

22 Jump Street See more »

Filming Locations:

San Juan, Puerto Rico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,071,445, 15 June 2014

Gross USA:

$191,719,337

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$331,333,876
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The baseball on Deputy Chief Hardy's desk at the beginning of the movie has Tony the Tiger on it. See more »

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When Zook tries to recruit Jenko to his fraternity, the weights are logo'ed with Tulane University. See more »

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Mercedes: This is so boring. No one's getting shot.
Mercedes: [one of her bodyguards gets shot] Oh my God! Did you just get shot? Like, right after I fucking said that?
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Seth Rogen is seen in one of the future sequels (29 Jump Street: Sunday School), in place of Jonah Hill. See more »

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References Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) See more »

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Doing Everything The Same. Only Better.
23 June 2014 | by rcolganSee all my reviews

Usually remakes aren't very good, with many bombing and being outshone by the original version. But to everyone's surprise 21 Jump Street was a hit, earning 200 million and giving the careers of both Hill and Tatum a big boost to two already big names. Then just like any action, the producers decided to throw more money at the same people hoping for the same result. Usually all this leads to is everything being the same but with more explosions and a bigger pay-check to get the same people back.. Well, that's exactly what 22 Jump Street also does, with as much as possible remaining just the same. The difference being that it's honest about it, with the entire film mocking the regular clichés.

Even the outline of the plot mocks the regular concept of every sequel. Hill and Tatum are constantly reminded to do everything the exact same as last time at every chance they get to say it. The logic being since it worked last time, it'll work again. Only this time they'll throw more money at it to better ensure success. Because increasing the budget is certain to increase the profit. This is one of the many self aware jokes that the film keeps throwing at us. Usually staying fixed on joking that it's a sequel would get repetitive after a while, but the film just keeps handling it in different ways to keep the laughs coming.

It works because of the clever writing which parodies every detail of an action sequel, keeping the jokes fresh and original. They'll make a joke out of everything from the fact that things getting destroyed in car chases costs a lot in the budget to even John Woo's doves being randomly thrown in. At times some of the jokes don't work quite as well, but there's enough hilarious moments packed in to make sure the laughs keep coming and mocks every possible detail of the action sequel.

On top of this, the actors know how to make the jokes work with all the actors having the same charm as last time. Ice Cube gets his angry boss role down to the note, mastering the angry stare and yelling almost every line of dialogue he gets. The cameos from the villains be as over the top as you can get. And just like before, both Hill and Tatum bring their A game in their ultimate bromance together. It was one of the key elements of the first film and the actors chemistry remains just as funny and enjoyable here. If anything more so here, with their conversations growing more like a married couple and a lot more opportunities to be hilariously over the top.

Which is the main reason that 22 Jump Street is one of the few sequels that's better than the original. It's everything that 21 Jump Street was, just bigger and better. With the likes of this, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and the Lego Movie it's clear that Lord and Miller are quickly becoming 2 of the biggest and best names in comedy using both slapstick and mocking clichés to keep the laughs coming strong. I don't know whether they intend to do any more sequels, but as long as they maintain the consistently funny films that they have so far I can only hope that they make as many jump streets as they can.


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