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Half Baked (1998)

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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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
Rick Demas ...
Nasty Nate
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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

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, nudity and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Beceriksizler  »

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 »

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In the "Mid Eighties" scene, the boys light the joint with a Bic lighter that has a child resistant striker. These were not introduced until the late 1990's. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Spun (2002) See more »

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The Pusher
Written by Hoyt Axton
Performed by Cowboy Mouth
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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You don't have to be stoned to enjoy it
7 April 2000 | by (London) – See all my reviews

My friend, (a known pothead), lent me this film and said it was funny, i was sceptical, a. becasue he is always stoned and once had a laughing fit at a commercial, b. because he thinks WWF wrestling is the best thing on t.v, but i watched it anyway, i'm glad i did, it was hilarious, i'd highly recommend this film to anyone, unless they are specifically looking for a good plot or if they are dead against drugs, i've read some of the comments on here and they haven't been that good, maybe you have to know someone like the people in this movie to get it. 8/10


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