Tuesday, March 20, 2012

21 jump Street -- Then & Now

Most of us can say we remember this series, which originally aired from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991 (four seasons). Or at least for our slightly younger ones, we remember it in rerun form which aired on FX from 1996-1998 and a hit as well. We also can recall a few if not all of its cast.

The most familiar member was the talented Johnny Depp (who doesn't know this man), but let's not forget the wonderful others, which was Holly Robinson, Peter DeLuise, Dustin Nguyen, Steven Williams, Michael DeLuise, Michael Bendetti and Frederic Forrest (A brief six episodes as Captain Jenko). Without them, there of course wouldn't be 21 Jump Street.

We also know that this series provided spark to Mr. Johnny Depp's acting career by making him a teen idol and from there to go on and star in films such as Edward Scissor hands, Sleepy Hollow and my personal favorite "Captain Jack Sparrow" from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

Now 21 years later (ironic huh?) from when this TV series originally went off air, we now find ourselves revisiting it in the form of a movie. With Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill playing roles in this light- hearted take on the TV series, they debuted at a whopping $35 million at the box office! (Way to go guys!)

Now not to down play the great acting from Mr. Tatum and Mr. Hill (we did love Dear John and Moneyball) but one has to think if the success of the film could also be attributed to the cameo role of our wonderful Mr. Johnny Depp. The actor was happy to do so, but with a stipulation (I liked it). His fellow cast mate Peter Deluise would appear as well.

And then there was another ... Mr. Depp also requested...want to know? Well I won't be the spoiler, so I've included the link and leave it up to you...:0)


All in all, it is congratulations to all for a wonderful series and now a wonderful movie. We thank Mr. Depp and Mr. Deluise for their cameos and it seems a full round of appluase to both Mr. Tatum and Mr. Hill for their fine performances.

A review of the movie by Centerfolds & Empty Screens-  http://bit.ly/zpIKRk

 Wanna read some 10 fun facts about the original?  http://bit.ly/AnRpAN

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. I did enjoy Jump Street when I was younger - a really fun series :)