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Half Baked (1998)

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

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Cast

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Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot
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Mary Jane Potman
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Jan
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Squirrel Master
R.D. Reid ...
Scientist
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Pothead
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Pothead
Alice Poon ...
Supply Clerk
Rick Demas ...
Nasty Nate
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Kevin Duhaney ...
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Storyline

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop's diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behaviour with a ton of cameos. Look carefully. Written by Tim Brooks <tbrooks@mminternet.com>

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Warning: this movie may cause the munchies, cotton mouth, and memory loss! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, nudity and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Beceriksizler  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,722,540 (USA) (19 January 1998)

Gross:

$17,278,980 (USA) (8 March 1998)
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Trivia

Thurgood mentions to the scientist that his grandfather was in the Tuskeegee Experiments. In real life, Dave Chapelle's grandfather really was in the Tuskeegee experiments, in which thousands of African-Americans were intentionally infected with syphillis. See more »

Goofs

When Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and Thurgood are in a convenience store in the beginning of the movie, Brian is holding his head, asking everybody if they're OK. When we hear him say, "How you doing. Kenny?", his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Thurgood Jenkins: [to Mary Jane] Listen, I really like you. I was just wondering maybe if you're interested we can go out later and get some ice cream or something...
Scarface: OOH! MOTHER FUCKER SAID ICE CREAM!
Brian: BLAH BLAH ICE CREAM! YOU'RE SUCH A DORK, MAN!
Thurgood Jenkins: Damn!
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Crazy Credits

At the end the cast is making the audience aware of learning more about hemp at your local library See more »

Connections

References Scent of a Woman (1992) See more »

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We Know
Written by Tricky, DJ Milo
Performed by Tricky and DJ Milo
Tricky appears courtesy of Island Records U.K.
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stupified genius
26 November 2000 | by (californication) – See all my reviews

Only a true pothead could have thought up the script for HALF BAKED. Tamra Davis is an underrated director, with other cool movies like BEST MEN and his other retarded comedy masterpiece, BILLY MADISON. Dave Chapelle, Jim Breuer, Guillermo Diaz, and Harland Williams all give incredible, insane performances. The spoofs on other films like JERRY MCGUIRE, DEAD PRESIDENTS, SUPERMAN, as well as the old "Batman" show, are perfectly weaved in. There are numerous cameos by tons of varied people: Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Janeane Garafalo, Willie Nelson, Stephen Baldwin, Clarence Williams 3, Tommy Chong, Bob Saget, and others, they're all funny in their own ways. The Guy on the Couch was the most interesting character, for mysterious reasons.


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