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Do you have what it takes to be on the toughest-but-coolest police force? Just ask Johnny Depp aka Officer Tom Hanson! Daring in its day and still provocative, "21 Jump Street Season Three" arrives on DVD September 6, 2005 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Inc. The groundbreaking series, created by prolific television writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell with Patrick Hasburgh, not only stars features Depp (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory," "Pirates Of The Caribbean) in the final season of the TV role that made him a superstar, but also boasts a veritable who's who of guest stars including Kelly Hu (X-Men 2, The Scorpion King), Bridget Fonda (The Godfather Part III), Peri Gilpin ("Frasier"), Dom DeLuise (Blazing Saddles, History Of The World Part I), Christopher Titus ("Titus") and Mario Van Peebles (Ali, Gang of Roses). SRP for the six-disc DVD set is $44.98.
"21 Jump Street" also starred Holly Robinson Peete ("Like Family") as the smart and beautiful Officer Judy Hoffs, Peter DeLuise as the wise-cracking Officer Doug Penhall, Dustin Nguyen ("VIP") as Officer Harry Truman Ioki and Steven Williams ("The X-Files") as Captain Adam Fuller. (The six-disc DVD set of "21 Jump Street Season Three" includes all 20 exciting episodes from the third season, featuring the introduction of Richard Grieco (Mobsters) to the cast as the rebellious Officer Dennis Booker and the gripping two-part cliffhanger finale where Hanson wages a one-man war against the street gang that shot Ioki.
Premiering on the fledgling Fox Broadcasting Network in 1987 and running for five triumphant seasons, "21 Jump Street" dealt with such thought-provoking topics as teen rape, suicide, racism and AIDS, making the series one of the most realistic, emotionally charged dramas of its time. The show's premise was taken from a real-life undercover police unit formed in Los Angeles in the early 1980's. 21 Jump Street is the headquarters for a squad of police officers specializing in investigations relating to young people. Each of the Jump Street personnel was selected for their ability to pass for high school or college students, allowing them to operate undercover in areas where it is traditionally difficult for ordinary police officers to blend in.
Series co-creator Stephen J. Cannell became one of television's most respected and prolific writer/producers, forming his own production company and generating hit shows such as "The Greatest American Hero," "Hunter," "The Commish" and "Silk Stalkings." Creatively, his work was so groundbreaking that it reshaped the modern TV drama and action adventure genres.