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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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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
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Scientist
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Pothead
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Pothead
Alice Poon ...
Supply Clerk
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Nasty Nate
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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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16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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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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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 »

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Dave Chappelle played Thurgood Jenkins and Sir Smoke A Lot. So when Thurgood went to Sir Smoke a lot's house, it was another actor playing Sir Smoke a lot when Chappelle was playing Thurgood and Vice-versa. When you see Thurgood first he has a earring in his ear. But when Sir Smoke a lot hugs him, the actor playing Thurgood has no earring in. See more »

Quotes

Brian: I'm not gonna do what everyone thinks I'm gonna do and... FLIP OUT man... all I wanna know is one thing... who's coming with me?
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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 »

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Samson Gets Me Lifted
Written by Neal Brennan and Dave Chappelle
Performed by Dave Chappelle
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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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