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A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

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In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Channing Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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They're getting too old for this shift. (DVD box tagline) See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence | See all certifications »

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16 March 2012 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,302,612 (USA) (18 March 2012)

Gross:

$138,447,667 (USA) (1 July 2012)
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Trivia

While appearing on the Howard Stern Show, J.K. Simmons revealed that he was considered for Deputy Chief Hardy, but scheduling conflicts prevented him from being cast. Simmons said upon seeing the movie, that this role was one of the few he would like to have played for the comedy. See more »

Goofs

The officers' mistake at the beginning is not accurate. A police officer is never required to read a suspect their Miranda rights. Miranda rights only become relevant when a person is in custody and being interrogated by the police. Then even if you are not read your Miranda rights, the only consequence is that the police cannot use anything you say as evidence against you. See more »

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[first lines]
Schmidt: Hey, Melodie.
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Footage of Stephen J. Cannell from his famous TV production company logo appears under his creator credit. See more »

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Lookin' Fly
Written by Murs (as Nicholas Carter), Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris), Billy May and Will.i.am (as Will Adams)
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Courtes of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Green Hornet Theme"
Performed by Al Hirt
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Best Comedy so far of 2012
18 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

So if you like Jonah Hill and comedies with really great cameo appearances, I think you would definitely like this film.

I must admit I expected this to be at the same standard as maybe The Change-Up or The Hangover Part II which weren't terrible movies, but they weren't the funniest movies I have seen either. This movie is more on par with The Hangover (the first installment), Superbad and Anchorman.

The chemistry between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is brilliant, and it's nice to see Tatum in something other than his standard rom-com or "rom" setting. I was already laughing from the first scene, which is generally hard to do and the humour was the correct balance of wit and slapstick. There were actually a lot more clever jokes than I expected and there were some scenes were I couldn't even control my laughter in a full cinema.

All in all, I'm not saying this movie is for everyone but the way I would tell you to see it is if you like Jonah Hill's ridiculous dialogue with sometimes unnecessary swears and you have no expectations of it being anything like the original TV show, I would definitely recommend this one! Best comedy film I've seen at the cinema in 2012.


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