22 Jump Street

Comedy film

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 . 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.

Though the characters are inventions, the heart of the relationship between Schmidt and Jenko is modeled after the two real-life relationships behind the cameras: the one between Lord and Miller, and the other between Hill and Tatum.

Though the characters are inventions, the heart of the relationship between Schmidt and Jenko is modeled after the two real-life relationships behind the cameras: the one between Lord and Miller, and the other between Hill and Tatum.

In 2012, audiences around the world sparked to one of the year's funniest comedies with the hit film 21 . Now, in , starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, , and . Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the filmmakers take the relationship to the next level.

If the first film was about forming a relationship, the new film is about what it takes to make a relationship last. That idea dovetails nicely with the fact that the film is a sequel. Rather than approach 22 Jump Street by trying to re-create the magic – a re-tread of what came before – the filmmakers sought ways to keep it fresh… “The thing that struck us about movie is that, in a way, they're like the second part of a relationship,” says Lord.

Returning to the role of Captain Dickson is Ice Cube. “He was my childhood ,” says Hill. “When we worked on the first one, the first thing we wrote down was that Ice Cube – the guy who wrote ‘F— Tha Police' – should play the police captain. It's a true childhood dream to be able to hang out with him.” Cube relishes the role. “I'm the meanest, nastiest captain of them all,” says Ice Cube.

In the role of Maya, who has a fling with Schmidt after the two connect at a poetry slam event at a campus coffeehouse, the filmmakers cast Amber Stevens. “She's attracted to Schmidt – she's intrigued by his chutzpah,” says Stevens.

Production designer Steve Saklad says that Lord and Miller were clear in their direction: they wanted a realistic design into which they could drop the madness of Schmidt and Jenko. As a result, in creating the college environments, Saklad used sepia-toned images to create a history to the institution – and piled on the gags from there. In naming the on campus buildings, Saklad used names of fonts to create the fictitious Helvetica computer center, Bookman Memorial Library, Garamond Quad, and Clarendon Hall, all based on font names.

For the Jump Street unit headquarters, Saklad and his art department team located a neoclassical church in New Orleans that had been abandoned since Hurricane Katrina. After reinforcing and cleaning the building, they transformed it into the Vietnamese church.

The film's biggest set piece is the climax, which takes place in the fictional town of Puerto, Mexico. The sequence was filmed in Puerto Rico, with the beach party filmed on the sand as hundreds of extras danced to the beats of the world-renowned DJ Diplo.


Share this article: 22 Jump Street



This Means War

Chris Pine and Tom Hardy portray the world’s deadliest CIA operatives who are also inseparable partners and best friends… until they fall for the same woman (Reese Witherspoon). Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry


Lincoln is a 2012 biographical war drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.


Set in 79 A.D., Pompeii tells the heroic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.

Dirty Grandpa

Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is in the final stages of preparation for a picture-perfect wedding to his ideal fiancée (Julianne Hough) when Jason’s beloved paternal grandmother passes. Though it’s the week before his big day, everyone’s concerned for Grandpa Dick (Robert De Niro), suddenly alone for the first time

Centurion's filming began toward the end of February 2009. Filming locations included the Scottish locations Badenoch, Strathspey, and Glenfeshie Estate in the Cairngorms. Filming also took place at Ealing Studios in London and in Surrey locations, such as Alice Holt Forest and Hurtwood Forest in the Surrey Hills.


Centurion is a 2010 British film directed by Neil Marshall about the ill-fated Ninth Legion marching north to Caledonia (Scotland) to wipe out the Picts and their leader. Centurion was written originally by director Neil Marshall under the working title Ninth Legion.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish.