Freeview film of the day: 22 Jump Street

School's in for cops Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as they head back to college to help nail a drug dealer with links to organised crime.


22 Jump Street ★★★★ 
Premiere  9.00-11.10pm C5 


British TV audiences never got to see the original youthful TV series 21 Jump Street in the late 1980s and early 90s, but the belated movie spin-offs are irresistible. In the first film, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill played the jock/nerd friends who, on graduation from police academy, were assigned to an undercover job at a high school. In this follow-up, they’re posing as college students, there to sniff out another deadly new drug. Tatum and Hill’s on-screen chemistry remains strong, providing endless, simple-minded fun, this time involving fraternities and Spring Break. Returning cameos from Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco helped the film to a ridiculous $330 million take, outgrossing the original. A third film will merge with the Men in Black franchise. Seriously.   


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