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Half Baked (1998)

R  |   |  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:
Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot
Mary Jane Potman
Squirrel Master
R.D. Reid ...
Gregg Rogell ...
Kevin Brennan ...
Alice Poon ...
Supply Clerk
Rick Demas ...
Nasty Nate


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They'll do anything to save their best bud. See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$17,278,980 (USA) (6 March 1998)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Employee: [speaking into microphone] One Heffer with cheese.
Scarface: You son of a bitch, I'm right behind you! Turn around and ASK me for a Heffer with cheese, yo! Why you gotta make me feel inferior because I'm workin' the grill, B? Damn!
Employee: [into the microphone] Sorry.
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At the end the cast is making the audience aware of learning more about hemp at your local library See more »


Referenced in Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007) See more »


Theme from Jaws
Written by John Williams
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Lighten Up, Will Ya!
20 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading several negative reviews analyzing this and other stoner movies as being stupid, mindless and lacking in plot. HELLO!!! This is a stoner movie about stoners getting stoned. Who cares about plot or social messages or that other deep crap. You want depth go see a Bergman or a Fellini film, lighten up and smoke a joint. I'm glad to see stoner comedies back in fashion after suffering through pretentious, preachy, boring 80s anti-drug dramas that are never truly grounded in reality and where the characters always either predictably OD or just simplistically kick their addiction. So rent this movie (or watch it currently on cable), fire up one and enjoy

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