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Half Baked (1998)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
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Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot
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Brian
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Mary Jane Potman
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Jan
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Squirrel Master
R.D. Reid ...
Scientist
Gregg Rogell ...
Pothead
Kevin Brennan ...
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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A comedy about best buds! See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Beceriksizler  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,772,540 (USA) (16 January 1998)

Gross:

$17,278,980 (USA) (6 March 1998)
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When Thurgood and friends are watching Sir Smoke-A-Lot's video, "Samson Gets Me Lifted", the video's director is listed as Tamra Davis. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the guy on the couch tosses the crumpled piece of notebook paper to Thurgood, as Thurgood is reading the note it is evident that the guy spelled sincerely wrong. He failed to include the second "e". See more »

Quotes

The Guy on the Couch: Hey, is it January?
Thurgood Jenkins: No, it's August.
The Guy on the Couch: Really?
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Spoofs Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981) See more »

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Samson Gets Me Lifted
Written by Neal Brennan and Dave Chappelle
Performed by Dave Chappelle
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A great comedy, Chapelle is hilarious
5 January 2006 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Half baked is hilarious movie to me. Its a pothead manifestation film that doesn't take it self seriously and is pretty hilarious throughout. Dave Chapelle is very funny in the lead and to me is a better lead comedy actor than the likes of Martin Lawrence and even Chris Rock. Guillermo Diaz is also very good as Scarface. Rachel True provides good eye candy and decent performance as the female lead. This is not an Oscar film, but hilarious to watch with buddies and after watching it 3 times it doesn't get old. Its a funny screenplay, decent comedic direction and good performances, worth a look for any fan of comedy, pot or cinema.. 9/10


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