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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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Did You Know?


The period between the script being bought to the release of the film was only seven months, an incredibly fast time frame for a major studio film. See more »


The calendar, which Kenny is marking, says it's November. But when the guy on the couch wakes up, Thurgood says it's August. See more »


Brian: Lady, seven bucks for a used Kenny Loggins record? I'll give you five.
Record Store Customer: Ugh-huh, he autographed it himself.
Brian: All right, I'll give you four.
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stupified genius
26 November 2000 | by (californication) – See all my reviews

Only a true pothead could have thought up the script for HALF BAKED. Tamra Davis is an underrated director, with other cool movies like BEST MEN and his other retarded comedy masterpiece, BILLY MADISON. Dave Chapelle, Jim Breuer, Guillermo Diaz, and Harland Williams all give incredible, insane performances. The spoofs on other films like JERRY MCGUIRE, DEAD PRESIDENTS, SUPERMAN, as well as the old "Batman" show, are perfectly weaved in. There are numerous cameos by tons of varied people: Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Janeane Garafalo, Willie Nelson, Stephen Baldwin, Clarence Williams 3, Tommy Chong, Bob Saget, and others, they're all funny in their own ways. The Guy on the Couch was the most interesting character, for mysterious reasons.

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