21 Jump Street - The Complete First Season
Starz / Anchor Bay (4/12/1987)
TV Series  /  Crime, Drama
In Collection
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IMDB   7.3
60 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter DeLuise Officer Doug Penhall (1987-1990)
Johnny Depp Officer Tom Hanson
Holly Robinson Peete Officer Judy Hoffs (as Holly Robinson)
Dustin Nguyen Officer Harry Truman Ioki (1987-1990)
Frederic Forrest Captain Richard Jenko (1987)
Steven Williams Captain Adam Fuller
Richard Grieco Officer Dennis Booker (1988-1989)
Michael Bendetti Officer Anthony "Mac" McCann (1990-1991)
Michael DeLuise Officer Joey Penhall (1990-1991)
Sal Jenco Sal "Blowfish" Banducci (1988-1990)
Gina Nemo Dorothy (1988-1989)
Yvette Nipar Jackie Garrett (1988-1989)
Holly Robinson Officer Judy Hoffs
David Paymer
Sherilyn Fenn
Josh Brolin
Blair Underwood
Jason Priestley
Peter DeLuise Doug Penhall
Dustin Nguyen Officer Harry Ioki
Frederic Forrest Captain Richard Jenko
Steven Williams Captain Fuller
Director
Larry Shaw
Tucker Gates
Daniel Attias
Kim Manners
Mario Van Peebles
Jeffrey Auerbach
Steve Beers
Rob Bowman
Randy Bradshaw
Jonathan Wacks
Peter DeLuise
Bill Corcoran
Producer Steve Beers
Jonathan Glassner
Stephen J. Cannell
Writer Marc Abraham
Paul Abraham
Michelle Ashford
Simon Ayer
Larry Barber
Jonathan Glassner
E. Paul Edwards
Musician Robert Israel


Best known today as the series that helped launch Johnny Depp to stardom, Stephen J. Cannell's 21 Jump Street was also one of the first hit programs for the fledgling Fox network, a status that lasted for most of its five-year run (1987-91), thanks to its engaging mix of youth culture and police drama. As outlined in the pilot, Depp's baby-faced Ofc. Tom Hanson is transferred to the special Jump Street division, a unit that utilized young cops to infiltrate juvenile crime. Unlike many of Fox's youth-oriented shows of the period (i.e., Beverly Hills 90210), Jump Street took its stories seriously, and addressed numerous social issues in its episodes; though some of the fashions and slang seem dated, the program remains entertaining decades later. The Jump Street set compiles all 13 episodes of the debut season, including the two-part pilot; the solid extras feature commentary by co-star Peter DeLuise, as well as interviews with fellow Jump Street officers Dustin Nguyen, Holly Robinson Peete, and Steven Williams (whose Captain Fuller replaced Frederic Forrest's Jenko halfway through the first season), as well as the prolific Cannell. --Paul Gaita


Airs Next: FOX at Sunday 7:00 PM (60 min.)
Status: Ended Premiered: April 12, 1987 Last Aired: April 27, 1991
Show Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama
21 Jump Street 21 Jump Street is about a group of under-age looking cops
who go undercover at high schools to catch young criminals before they become older, more dangerous criminals. In later seasons, the team went less and less undercover on high schools, and the plots focused more on the cops' personal lives.

THEME SONG:

The theme song was written by Liam Sternberg and sung by Holly Robinson - with backup vocals by Johnny Depp and Peter Deluise. The lyrics were:

We never thought we'd find a place where we belong.
Don't have to stand alone, we'll never let you fall.
Don't need permission to decide what you believe.

I said jump, down on Jump Street.
I said jump, down on Jump Street.

Your friends will be there when your back is to the wall.
You'll find you'll need us cause there's no one else to call.
When it was hopeless a decision is what you need.

You'd better be ready to, be ready to jump.
21 Jump Street.

FILMING LOCATION:

The series was filmed on location throughout Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Season 1
Episode List

No. Episode Air Date Prod # Reviews Score
1 Pilot (1) 4/12/1987 16000 0 Reviews 7.7
2 Pilot (2) 4/12/1987 16000 0 Reviews 7.6
3 America, What a Town 4/19/1987 16109 0 Reviews 7.8
4 Don't Pet the Teacher 4/26/1987 16104 0 Reviews 8.7
5 My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades 5/3/1987 16105 0 Reviews 8.6
6 The Worst Night of Your Life 5/10/1987 16108 0 Reviews 7.5
7 Gotta Finish the Riff 5/17/1987 16112 2 Reviews 8.6
8 Bad Influence 5/24/1987 16110 0 Reviews 8.8
9 Blindsided 5/31/1987 16107 0 Reviews 9.5
10 Next Generation 6/7/1987 16114 0 Reviews 8.8
11 Low and Away 6/14/1987 16113 0 Reviews 8.1
12 16 Blown to 35 6/21/1987 16111 0 Reviews 9.0
13 Mean Streets and Pastel Houses 6/28/1987 16101 0 Reviews 7.2
Episodes
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    4/12/1987  1.  Pilot (1)
Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which uses young cops to go undercover and stop juvenile crime, when his youthful appearance causes him to be underestimated while on patrol. His first case involves catching drug dealers.
Director:  Kim Manners  Writer:  Patrick Hasburgh 
Guest starring:  Charles Payne, Reginald T. Dorsey, Brandon Douglas
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    4/12/1987  2.  Pilot (2)
Hanson gets assigned to the Jump Street unit, a special division of the police force which uses young cops to go undercover and stop juvenile crime, when his youthful appearance causes him to be underestimated while on patrol. His first case involves catching drug dealers.
Director:  Kim Manners  Writer:  Patrick Hasburgh 
Guest starring:  Charles Payne, Reginald T. Dorsey, Brandon Douglas
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    4/19/1987  3.  America, What a Town
Hoffs goes undercover to keep a wild Eastern Bloc exchange student out of trouble. Hanson and Penhall enroll in a shop class suspected of being a chop shop for an auto theft ring.
Director:  Larry Shaw  Writer:  Bill Nuss 
Guest starring:  Sal Jenco, Steven Antin,  Billy JayneTraci Lind
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    4/26/1987  4.  Don't Pet the Teacher
A woman with car trouble whom Hanson helps out and makes a date with turns out to be a teacher who has been getting threatening messages and whose class he has been assigned to undercover.
Director:  Les Sheldon  Writer:  Clifton Campbell 
Guest starring:  Sandra Head, John Curtis, Debbie Karr, Ben Bass, Janne Mortil, Beverly Hendy,  Susan ChappleGeoffrey Blake, Mark Lowenthal, Leah Ayres, Peter Chapek
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/3/1987  5.  My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
Hanson and Penhall infiltrate an exclusive preppie clique to investigate a prank that left a girl dead.
Director:  Gary Winter  Writer:  Bill Nuss 
Guest starring:  John D'Aquino,  Josh Brolin, David Oliver, Jamie Brozin, Mitchell Anderson
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/10/1987  6.  The Worst Night of Your Life
Hoffs is not convinced that the captured suspect in an arson case at a Catholic girls school is the guilty party and believes that the real culprit will strike again at the school's prom.
Director:  Rob Bowman  Writer:  Patrick Hasburgh 
Guest starring:  Kerry Remson, Mary Gregory, Winifred Freedman, Lezlie Deane, Troy Beyer, Ken Tremblett
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/17/1987  7.  Gotta Finish the Riff
Jenko is killed by a drunk driver and is replaced by Captain Fuller who has his hands full dealing with a vengeful gang leader whom has taken his principal and several others hostage, including an undercover Hanson.
Director:  Kim Manners  Writer:  Patrick Hasburgh  / Bill Nuss 
Guest starring:  Blair Underwood, Richard McKenzie, Frank McCarthy
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/24/1987  8.  Bad Influence
Hanson and Penhall try to locate some missing juveniles while Ioki tries to find a link between a teenage prostitution ring and a series of burglaries.
Director:  Kim Manners  Writer:  Paul Bernbaum 
Guest starring:  Scott Schwartz, Byron Thomas, Liane Curtis
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/31/1987  9.  Blindsided
The daughter of a policeman who claims her father is sexually abusing her tries to hire Hanson-- undercover with Penhall as one of the drug dealing McQuaid brothers-- to kill her father.
Director:  David Jackson  Writer:  Jonathan Lemkin 
Guest starring:  Sherilyn FennDon S. Davis, Lorraine Forman, Lalainia Lindbjerg, Drum Garrett, Sean Berner, Penn Clark,  Karin Konoval, Charlie Higgins, Ric Reid, Tom O'Rourke,  Courtney Gains, Harold P. Pruett, Robert Hallak, Jim McKrell
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/7/1987  10.  Next Generation
Hanson who is out to catch a loan shark finds his cover threatened when his high school quiz team makes it to the semi finals which are to be broadcast on TV.
Director:  David Nutter  Writer:  Paul Bernbaum 
Guest starring:  Jason Lively,  Michael Ensign, June Windsor, Stephen Gregory, Beatrice Boepple
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/14/1987  11.  Low and Away
Penhall joins the school baseball team in order to keep an eye on one of its star players, whose life has been threatened when his father agrees to testify against the mob.
Director:  Bill Corcoran  Writer:  Paul Bernbaum  / Bill Nuss 
Guest starring:  Al White,  Kurtwood Smith, Tom O'Brien, Patrick Breen
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/21/1987  12.  16 Blown to 35
Hoffs enrolls in a teen modeling school after several of its graduates end up appearing in pornography.
Director:  James Whitmore Jr.  Writer:  Clifton Campbell 
Guest starring:  Gayle Harbor, Lisa Fuller,  David Paymer, Tasia Valenza
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/28/1987  13.  Mean Streets and Pastel Houses
Hanson goes undercover as a punk rocker in an effort to stop a feud between two rival gangs from turning into a war.
Director:  James Whitmore Jr.  Writer:  Jonathan Lemkin 
Guest starring:  Jason Priestley, Jason Oliver, Steve Marshall, David Sherill
Edition Details
Series 21 Jump Street
Distributor Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date 10/26/2004
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 Color