21 Jump Street

The Complete Fourth Season
Released On: November 01, 2005
Region: 1
Production Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

The fourth season of Fox's hip undercover cop phenomenon opens with Ioki (Dustin Nguyen) in the hospital and Hanson (Johnny Depp) in prison (falsely convicted of murder). The end of the premiere ("Draw the Line") brings good news for one of them when Penhall (Peter DeLuise) and Booker (Richard Greico) join forces, while the fate of the other looks promising. This is confirmed in the following episode ("Say It Ain’t So, Pete"), but by then, Booker will have split the scene (to return for the Booker-Jump Street crossover, "Wheels & Deals").

Other notable episodes include "Eternal Flame," directed by Mario Van Peebles (Baadasssss!) and guest starring a longhaired Thomas Haden Church (Sideways). There's also "Come From the Shadows," in which Penhall marries a Salvadoran refugee to prevent her deportation (and adopts her nephew when he becomes orphaned), "Stand By Your Man," in which Hoffs (Holly Robinson Peete) is the victim of date rape, and "Mike's P.O.V." with a scruffy Donovan Leitch (Gas, Food Lodging) and preppy Vince Vaughn (Swingers).

The rap on the fourth year is that Depp started turning in lackluster performances when he couldn't get out of his contract. Fortunately, he doesn't sink the show, but it's clear his heart isn't in it anymore. On the bright side, 21 Jump Street remained as much a time capsule of the late-1980s as ever with music from the B-52s and Devo and references to Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. (Hoffs’ surname was even taken from a notable 1980s figure: Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles.) Once Depp was set free, Fox pulled the plug on the program, which ran for a final season in syndication. In exchange for the Booker episode, this set deletes the season finale, "Blackout," which featured Depp's final appearance as Officer Tom Hanson.

Number of Discs: 6
Running Time: Unknown mins
Retail Price: $44.98 (US$)

Audio/Video Information:
Video: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Audio: Unknown
Subtitles: None/Unknown

Other DVD Merchandise
The Complete 4th Season(January 18, 2011)
The Complete 3rd Season(July 27, 2010)
The Complete Series(July 27, 2010)
The Complete 2nd Season(May 18, 2010)
The Complete 1st Season(January 19, 2010)
Season 5(March 21, 2006)
Season 3(September 06, 2005)
The Complete Second Season(June 20, 2005)
The Complete 2nd Season(March 08, 2005)
The Complete First Season(January 31, 2005)
The Complete 1st Season(October 26, 2004)
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syndicated ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 12, 1987
Ended: April 27, 1991
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