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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

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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
Gregg Rogell ...
Pothead
Kevin Brennan ...
Pothead
Alice Poon ...
Supply Clerk
Rick Demas ...
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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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:

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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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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

Brian, Scarface and Thurgood hand out the samples at the club and after it is apparent that all were smoked, one of the "floating" people is swimming. You can see the wire harness on the back of his hip moving him along. See more »

Quotes

Brian: For 400 dollars I got Jerry Garcia in a pouch, man!
Thurgood Jenkins: Who the fuck told you that?
Brian: The man who sold it to me, Barry Garcia.
Thurgood Jenkins: So who is that, Jerry Garcia's brother?
Brian: No, actually it was Andy Garcia's brother.
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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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Spoofs Batman (1966) See more »

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Pack The Pipe
Written by T. Hardson, Fatlip (as D. Stewart), Imani Wilcox (as E. Wilcox), Romye Robinson (as R. Robinson), Q. Howze, J. Swift (as J. Martinez)
Performed by The Pharcyde
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
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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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