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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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Warning: this movie may cause the munchies, cotton mouth, and memory loss! 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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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 »


When the guys are floating around apartment the Guy On The Couch is laying with is back to them, but when the guys float out the window and The Guy On The Couch begins floating he is facing outward. See more »


Thurgood Jenkins: [voice over, in reference to weed] You can get this stuff at little corner stores called "bodegas." Say it with me,
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Thurgood Jenkins: Bodegas. Yes, very good.
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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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