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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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A comedy about best buds! 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)

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1.85 : 1
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While Dave Chappelle was on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) in 2006, he revealed that he was unhappy with the final product and claimed that the script he co-wrote was much funnier, and that the final result was "a weed movie for kids". See more »


Mary Jane meets Thurgood, Scareface and Brian at the prison. When the three of them are sitting in Mary Jane's Jeep, before Mary Jane gets in the ignition sound (sound when keys are left in ignition when car is off) can be heard, yet her door is not open and her keys are in her hand when she gets in. See more »


Scarface: Yo I'm Cuban, B!
Samson Simpson: Yes, Cuban B.
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The Funniest Film on Marijuana since Up in Smoke
29 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Half Baked is funny for all the wrong reasons. We laugh at the antics of pot smoking dumb asses because they are doing all the wrong things. But, it is hilarious nevertheless. Especially with the funny acting of Jim Breuer, Dave Chappelle and Harland Williams. Even the cameos are humorous- including Jon Stewart, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Tommy Chong (Chong is perfect as a small role in the movie). The plot seems kind of basic, but its spiced up for laughs and for people who know what being a dope head is like. Hilarious all around. A+

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