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Transit on film: 21 Jump Street

A classic clip: Rob Chew passed along the intro to season 4 of 21 Jump Street, which features a Flyer trolley bus (“14 Hastings”) and a Flyer diesel bus passing by an Army & Navy store. As well, the clip’s got Johnny Depp and a killer theme song! Thanks Rob!

(By the way, it’s been confirmed by several people that a CMBC bus can be seen in ABC’s new series Defying Gravity. Can anyone point me to a clip online? I haven’t managed to catch it yet.)

Remember, you can see all of the past transit on film posts in our TransLink in TV & Film category. Make sure to check out the Incredible Hulk menacing Burrard Station!


  • By Derek Cheung, August 11, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

    From that season there was an episode which took place in an unnamed US city where crime was an issue on a “Hastings” Street.

    The shots of coaches displaying “14 Hastings” were used as establishing shots, and these are the same shots used in the title sequence.

  • By Jhenifer Pabillano, August 11, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    Did you ever see Johnny Depp in the city?

  • By Reva, August 14, 2009 @ 1:45 am

    They filmed some bits of the show at my high school (John Oliver) a couple times. Never saw Mr. Depp personally, but a bunch of my female classmates in the drama club who got to be extras all managed to get him to sign their posters/t-shirts/arms/etc… he was really nice even back then :)

  • By Dave 2, August 14, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

    I remember “The Piedmont” being a bad neighbohood of whatever city 21 Jump Street was supposed to be set in… with Josh Richman of “The River’s Edge”

    I wonder if transit ever was represented in “Wiseguy”, paticularly in the Kevin Spacey arc which was actually set *in* Vancouver, as was the 1987 Sidney Portier movie “Shoot To Kill”…. where the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal was magically located on the Vancouver Waterfront.

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