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Comedy - Police

21 Jump Street

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK
Director Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Writer/s Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson
Source of story A 1980s TV show
Elevator Pitch After failing as bicycle policement two inept young cops are sent under cover into a high school where drugs are being distributed, and possibly manufactured. They are instructed to remain sober, not to take any of the drugs and not to sleep with anyone and they do their best to break all the rules.
Content Well, this is not gross out comedy so no-one gets their cloths off although people look longingly at each other. Senior policemen shout, various participants run around They are provided with a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 ( but never get to drive it).
A View The first part of this film is entertaining, but it goes to hell as we work towards the finale. It may be that you have to be American and familiar with the 1980s TV show to really enjoy this. But it is definitely inoffensive. It made money and there is a sequel.

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