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21 Jump Street Season 4
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  1. 1. Draw the Line
    September 18, 1989
    46min
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    While in the process of clearing Hanson of all charges, Booker is forced to resign.
  2. 2. Say it Ain't So Pete
    September 25, 1989
    47min
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    Hanson and Penhall go undercover at an off campus bar to investigate student beatings only to discover an illegal gambling ring.
  3. 3. Eternal Flame
    October 2, 1989
    47min
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    Working undercover at a nightclub, Hanson rekindles an old romance while uncovering a drug- and money-laundering operation.
  4. 4. Come from the Shadows
    October 9, 1989
    47min
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    While trying to crack a black market syndicate selling El Salvarorean babies, Penhall falls in love and marries an El Salvadorean woman about to be deported.
  5. 5. God is a Bullet
    October 16, 1989
    47min
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    A principal's controversial tactics go too far in his attempt to clean up a decaying inner city school.
  6. 6. Old Haunts in New Age
    October 30, 1989
    46min
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    While investigating a series of fires, Penhall and Hanson meet a student whose psychic powers lead them to an arsonist.
  7. 7. Out of Control
    November 6, 1989
    47min
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    Hanson and Ioki face their personal demons when they go undercover and solve burglaries in an exclusive neighborhood.
  8. 8. Stand by your Man
    November 13, 1989
    47min
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    While working undercover as a medical student, Hoffs is raped by a fellow student but is reluctant to report the crime.
  9. 9. Mike's POV
    November 20, 1989
    47min
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    Hanson and Penhall go undercover at a high school to find a lonely student, guilty of killing a teacher's wife.
  10. 10. Wheels & Deals - Part 1
    November 26, 1989
    43min
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    On a tip from Booker, Hanson, Penhall and Ioki embark on an out-of-town motorcycle trip to bust Raymond Crane, the man responsible fox Ioki getting shot, Hanson landing in jail and Booker losing his badge. Part 1 of 2.
  11. 11. Wheels & Deals - Part 2
    November 27, 1989
    46min
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    On a tip from Booker, Hanson, Penhall and Ioki embark on an out-of-town motorcycle trip to bust Raymond Crane, the man responsible fox Ioki getting shot, Hanson landing in jail and Booker losing his badge. Part 2 of 2.
  12. 12. Parental Guidance Suggested
    December 4, 1989
    47min
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    While on a stake-out watching a house of suspected burglars, Hoffs witnesses a father abusing his family and believes she may have witnessed a murder.
  13. 13. Things We Said Today
    December 18, 1989
    46min
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    Ioki is held at gun point by a young man who turned in his family for drug abuse and blames Harry for the outcome of his life.
  14. 14. Research & Destroy
    January 8, 1990
    46min
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    Working undercover to locate a chemist making a dangerous synthetic heroin, Ioki befriends a Chinese student being harassed for his poptical activities, while Hoffs is courted by a nerdy young college student.
  15. 15. Change of Heart
    January 15, 1990
    47min
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    When Hoffs goes undercover to solve the murder of a popular high school teacher, she must also help the teenage witness to the crime come to grips with her own sexuality.
  16. 16. Back from the Future
    January 29, 1990
    47min
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    A young upstart police cadet in the 21st century attempts to revive the old Jump Street program by visiting the Jump Street cops who are now pushing 70-years-old.
  17. 17. Hi Mom
    February 5, 1990
    47min
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    Hanson tries to convince a juvenile on death row to star in a video designated to help keep other youngsters out of jail.
  18. 18. Hi Mom
    February 12, 1990
    47min
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    After a drug overdose death of a college basketball star, Hanson and Penhall go undercover to find the source, and discover a point shaving scandal riddling a big time college basketball program.
  19. 19. Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomp, Aloop Bamboom
    February 19, 1990
    47min
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    While investigating a student terrorist organization, Hanson and Penhall end up on a spring break trip to Florida in pursuit of a suspect in the bombing of the school newspaper.
  20. 20. La Bizca
    February 26, 1990
    46min
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    Hanson and Penhall head to El Salvador to find Penhall's missing wife and get caught in the crossfire between notorius FMLN guerillas and government forces in the war-tom country.
  21. 21. Last Chance High
    March 19, 1990
    46min
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    While undercover as the McQuaid Brothers at a continuation school to investigate a series of robberies, Hanson and Penhall encounter a 15-year-old girl hiding her baby sister.
  22. 22. Unfinished Business
    April 9, 1990
    46min
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    After the brutal rape of a college student bound to a wheelchair, Hoffs goes undercover as a handicapped student, only to butt heads with a handicapped officer demanding to be assigned to the case.
  23. 23. Shirts and Skins
    April 30, 1990
    47min
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    Jump Street is drawn into a battle between a neo-Nazi group and a community organizer set on keeping his neighborhood free of their influence.
  24. 24. How I Saved the Senator
    May 7, 1990
    47min
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    After a senator's life is threatened at a High school speaking engagement, the Jump Street cops relate their version of the incident to an investigative reporter.
  25. 25. Rounding Third
    May 14, 1990
    46min
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    After Penhall is coaxed into becoming a little league baseball coach, he encounters a young team member who has been kidnapped by his father.
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Sheryl MarcyReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
Complete but NOT UNCUT!
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As much as I enjoyed season 4, I was extremely disappointed to find some scenes cut from the dvd. Actually scenes were also cut from the other 3. One episode in particular that really stood out was "Old Haunts in the New Age." There's a scene in this episode where Ioki, Penhall, and Hoffs hire a medium to channel the spirit of a man who's body was found in the basement of the chapel. While the medium invokes the spirit (pretends to), Hanson comes in and sits down. He listens to the farce and jumps up and pretends the spirit is coming thru him. Penhall remarks with amazement that Hanson's channeling Jim Morrison from The Doors. Afterward, Hanson sits down and tells the medium to give his coworkers back their money. In the dvd, You see Hanson come in, sit down, and tell the medium to return the money. The original scene that Johnny Depp performed was so excellent, it was memorable. It really aggravated me that it was cut from the dvd, as were other scenes in the whole dvd series. Yes! There were other scenes cut. This one stood out. I'm glad I taped the original series. Even though the scenes were cut, the show was still done very well. And the music. They made a mess out of that! They should have left the original music in. What they replaced it with was awful. It didn't fit the time period and you can tell. They should have left the music alone.
I've read in some of the reviews that Johnny Depp put in a lackluster performance in the 4th season because he wanted to leave the show. In spite of his desire to move on I found his performances to be no less stellar than the other seasons. I doubt very much if any actor of his caliber would jeopardize the potential to be offered other roles. If he hadn't moved on, we wouldn't be watching the films he's made since then. Regardless of the cut scenes and music changes, I'd recommend this dvd. The show was very well done.
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G. SchneiderReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
Slipping down the drain
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This fourth season of 21 JUMP STREET is all over the place. The producers/writers were apparently trying desperately to spread their wings, but the result is a very uneven story line. In fact, there's much confusion in continuity. Episodes skip around and don't logically follow one another. Johnny Depp's Tom Hanson is out of the story for many episodes. Booker is in too many. At least Stephen Williams gets more starring roles, which is an improvement. I haven't got the final season and, based on this fourth one, I doubt that I will.
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ClaireReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars
Should've ended after season 3...
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This review is really for all the box set seasons of the show and not limited to season 4, though I do have a few thoughts on that particular season. I'm assuming if you are buying season 4, then you already own the previous 3 seasons. After marathon watching seasons 1-4 and finally the Blackout episode of season 5 (via the internet, just so I could see Johnny Depp's last performance as Tom Hanson) I have to say that the show should have ended after season 3. The first three seasons were great as was Johnny Depp. He made the show, for the most part. You can tell that he was extremely talented so early in his career, gifted in both in drama and subtle comedy.

Reading other reviews here, I agree with some and disagree with others. I admit that I watched the show purely because I'm a Johnny Depp fan so naturally I was very disappointed with the fact that season 4 barely had him in it and when he was in an episode, his performance was, for the most part, weak and almost painful to watch. He seemed so depressed-both in character and out. I did develop an appreciation for Peter Deluise who was also great to watch but couldn't carry the episodes alone. The other actors contributed a lot as well.

I think what was great about the show was the chemistry Depp and Deluise showed onscreen. They were really funny together and even when situations between or involving them were a little more dramatic than comedic, they still pulled it off well. However, as I said before, Johnny Depp is hardly in season 4 and even when he does appear in an episode, his performances were either too brief or too lacking in effort. Even season 3 makes it apparent that Depp was ready to get out but at least we had the Dennis Booker (Richard Grieco) character to fill his shoes a little.

I think this started out as a great show and it is a shame that many scenes were cut when it was put on dvd. I don't know why that happened. I can understand not being able to use the original music since it is expensive to get the licensing rights but there should be no excuse for cutting scenes. If anything, they should've added deleted scenes to the dvd as well as other bonus features like a blooper/ gag reel etc. They did at least show some of that during the closing credits of "Back From the Future." I like that they also got the Peter Deluise commentary on a couple of episodes (not on season 4) but I could not access the interviews with the other actors on my dvd player (again this is in reference to a different season.)

Another problem is that some of the episodes are out of order. This is evident at the end of season 3 when Harry is shot, then the next episode he's fine, then the beginning of season 4 he's back in the hospital. I know other reviewers have already commented on this but I thought I would bring it up again because that really shows a lack of respect for such a great show that they didn't take the time to make these box sets good and complete. Also, when they just inserted the Booker episode in there without any warning I thought there was some error on the disc! They didn't even show the opening sequence to let the viewers know we were watching a Booker episode instead of a 21 Jump St. episode. They even used the 21 Jump St. opening credit instead. And finally the really tacky trick they pulled was to leave out the last episode Blackout and put it on the season 5 box set in an effort to get people to buy it since it was Depp's last appearance on the show.

If you are interested in this show purely for Johnny Depp, then I'd recommend just downloading the season 4 episodes in which he appears- there aren't that many- plus the Blackout episode from season 5 which was not a very good episode by the way. As far as rating season 4, I have to say that overall, by then the show had lost its luster. Most of the episodes were silly and poorly written. It's almost like Johnny Depp's apathy was contagious- the writers and/or producers didn't care either about the integrity of the show.

There were a few notable exceptions with season 4- "Old Haunts in the New Age" was kind of enjoyable- it was like their attempt at some humorous sci-fi stuff. Even Johnny seemed not too depressed to enjoy himself with this one. Plus it was enjoyable to see him doing his DeNiro impersonation from "Taxi Driver." "Stand By Your Man" contained a scene exemplifying the great chemistry between partners Penhall and Hanson. They are having a discussion at the bar and the dialogue and comedic timing and how Depp downplayed it was great, especially since it was one long scene with them sitting next to each other. It was a brilliant shot all done in one take with no breaks. Penhall is trying to explain to a totally bored Hanson about how in high school he was parked at a make-out site with a chick but he doesn't quite know how to tactfully word it so Hanson tries to speed up the story by filling in the words for him with metaphors such as touching her "corsage" and then her "other corsage" and Penhall wanted her to see what Hanson refers to as "the Big Dipper." I'd like to imagine that in real life they had to do several takes of that scene since they surely must've had a hard time keeping a straight face without laughing.

"Mike's P.O.V." is another good episode because it is, as far as I know, the only one we see from the "bad" guy's point of view, hence the title. I'm a fan of Donovan Leitch who appears in this episode and he's the only one from any episode to actually be suspicious enough of Hanson to follow him to the police chapel and thus find out he's a cop or at least associated with the cops. Vince Vaughn also appears in this episode looking a lot younger and thinner but not funny. It irritated me that they cut some scenes out of this episode as well. Plus it is another example of Johnny Depp's I-don't-give-a-crap-anymore performances. Luckily Donovan Leitch's performance makes up for it.

The "Back From the Future" episode is also a classic since it is 50 years later and the gang is old with aging make-up and reminiscing about their days together. Johnny Depp seems to have fun with this one, even mocking his own real-life persona when he yells at the cop who is asking about his personal life and how it's his own business. The last scene where the old coots Hanson and Penhall are bickering like an old married couple is also funny. They reminded me of the two old guys from the Muppet Show who sat in the balcony and bickered.

"2245" is another good episode only because of Josh Richman whose awesome performance makes up for Johnny Depp's crappy one. "How I Saved the Senator" is one of Depp's few season 4 good performances. As each character tells his or her version of what happened in a case by using various favorite movie genres he seemed to have fun playing the silent Charlie Chaplin character and was definitely good at it. It seemed to foreshadow a lot of the talented acting we would be seeing from him in the future.

So, as I said before, this is more than just a review of season 4 but also of the whole show. It was a good show and if you are a Johnny Depp fan, it definitely showcases a talented young actor and not just a heartthrob. If you are buying these box sets purely for him, then I'd recommend buying the first 3 seasons and downloading only the ones he appears in from season 4 plus the first episode of season 5. But if you are like me, you might just want to go ahead and have them all.

It's also cool to see some of the people who guest starred- Donovan Leitch, Vince Vaughn, Josh Richman and many others throughout all the seasons. Keep in mind that season 4 is weak and many of the stories are boring and/or silly with lots of holes in the plots. (I think they ran out of schools in that city to infiltrate.) Depp's poor performances aren't the only flaws from season 4 which is definitely weak. As I said, most of the story lines were lame. It was really a drag that Depp was absent for many of the episodes and even when he was there, he may as well not have been. His character (and Penhall's for that matter) were both losing their appeal and the actors didn't seem to have their hearts in it either- in real life and in character on the show.

A good box set should have lots of cool bonus features too and these have none. I guess that's why they aren't very expensive. Even the cover artwork is hazy- the pictures are out of focus. All 4 of the boxsets look cheap. Even the plastic prongs inside the cases to hold the dvds were broken off on some of them so the discs won't stay secure. I always find this annoying with dvds because loose dvds get scratched more easily. However, I believe these box sets are now out of print so they could be collectors' items some day!
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Virginia CruzReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars
LOVE THE SHOW...HATE THE MUSIC!
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I was and still am a big fan of "21 Jumpstreet". I saw it on television when it first aired. I purchased every season. Season 4 was always my favorite. But one question...who chose the new music???..Peter Gabriel, Sting and Depeche Mode were removed from the DVDs!!!! The original airing of "Come from the Shadows" had "Fragile" by Sting on its soundtrack which was so moving and so appropriate for the episode... The original airing of "Out of Control" introduced Depeche Mode to me ("Never Come Down Again") and made me a lifelong fan of DM... If the artists initially agreed to have their songs played on the soundrack originally then why is it so difficult to include them on the DVDs? Copyright or no copyright...sometimes a soundtrack makes a lot of difference! Just ask John Carpenter!

Anyway, Johnny Depp..I still love you! :-)
Marie-LouiseReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
More serious and dark than the first 3 seasons
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This is sadly a big step down for Jump Street. The Booker character left and Hanson is no longer frequently the main character and it's very noticeable! This season is also darker and more serious and I miss the humor in the show which made it so charming. It's worth wathing but it's not the same as it has been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars
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Valerie FosterReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2009
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok, but a bit disappointing.
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First, I was sorry to see Booker leave in the season premire episode Draw The Line. His character brought some excitment and an edge to the show.

I love Johnny Depp, and in seasons one through three his character Hanson was both exciting and edgy, but in season four he just seemed to lose his spark.

There were some very good episodes, and some episodes that left me thinking, "What was that supposed to be?"

I think that Hoffs should have been much stronger than she was portrayed. They always had the guys do the fight scenes, and Hoffs was the smart one. But it seems that as a fully trained police women, that guy shouldn't have been able to "date rape" her. That episode didn't make sense to me. They had Hoffs acting the way an inexpierenced Teenage girl would have acted.
HonestOpinionsOnlyReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best seasons
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This is one of the best seasons of the series of 21 Jump Street.

It had very moving storylines - such as Doug and Martya (who was sent back to El Salvador and disappeared) to Judy being made detective and then raped. Ioki also had to deal with coming out of the coma and Tom - he was just the same as always.

This is also one of my favourite seasons as it is the last one before a couple of episodes in the next that Tom leaves the series unexplained.

I have already sat down and had a marathon to watch it all and I just can't get enough of it - if only TV shows were still as great as this! Go and buy it!!!
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