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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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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

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 »

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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 »

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Historian Smoker: You know, back in the '60s we used to smoke this shit on the street. Cops didn't say nothin', hell, they was gettin' high, too. Everybody was good. It wasn't a thing to do because it was a thing to do, you know? It was a thing to do because it got you high. Can you dig it?
Thurgood Jenkins: Oh, I feel you, that's why I'm doin' it. I feel you. Man, you're cool as shit, mister. I hate to do it, but I gotta charge you. That's 60 bucks.
Historian Smoker: 60 bucks? Man, I remember when a dimebag cost a dime, you know what I mean?
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Looking Good To Me
Written by Tonya Pointer, Dewayne Staten Sr., Alonzo Simmons Jr., Kapin Ferguson, Jr.
Performed by Nonchalant
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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You don't have to be under 25 nor a pothead to enjoy this movie. Maybe having familiarity with drug culture would help though.
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I had never heard of this movie 'Half Baked' until I was channel surfing cable this afternoon and came across it. While I had heard the name Dave Chapelle because of the television show recently airing, I was not familiar with two of the other three main characters. The guy playing the character in jail I have seen before. In other words, I am not up on who these people are/were. I am of the Chech and Chong 'Up in Smoke' generation of drug themed flicks. Saw them all back in the day. However, I found this movie much funnier than those ever were. Much funnier. The Scarface character was hilarious, but I found the Brian and Thurgood parts funnier and quite believable in an over-abundant way. I have read here many stating the cameo parts were the film's highlight. Not in my opinion. The main characters owned this one. As an aside from a 40 something, it is nice to see that this country(USA)has come along the road far enough whereby having a couple white guys, a black dude and a Cuban sharing a habitat together doesn't come across as contrived. The stoner parts all looked familiar to me. Funny movie.


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