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Half Baked -- Dave Chappelle leads an all-star cast - including Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart and Willie Nelson - in this hilarious adventure of three lovable party buds trying to bail their friend out of jail.
Half Baked -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Dave Chappelle (written by) &
Neal Brennan (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They'll do anything to save their best bud. See more »
Plot:
The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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. See more (164 total) »

Cast

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Dave Chappelle ... Thurgood Jenkins / Sir Smoke-a-Lot

Guillermo Díaz ... Scarface

Jim Breuer ... Brian

Harland Williams ... Kenny Davis

Rachel True ... Mary Jane Potman

Clarence Williams III ... Samson Simpson

Laura Silverman ... Jan

Tommy Chong ... Squirrel Master
R.D. Reid ... Scientist

Gregg Rogell ... Pothead

Kevin Brennan ... Pothead
Alice Poon ... Supply Clerk
Rick Demas ... Nasty Nate

David Bluestein ... Jerry Garcia

Kevin Duhaney ... Young Thurgood
Matthew Raposo ... Young Scarface
James Cooper ... Young Brian
Michael Colton ... Young Kenny
Paul Brogren ... Burger Customer

Neal Brennan ... Employee

Karen Waddell ... Record Store Customer
Vincent Marino ... Bodega Man
Domencio 'Macio' Parrilla ... Rasta Man
Marcus Burrowes ... Rasta Man

Mark Henriques ... Delivery Guy
Jenni Burke ... Overweight Woman
Gwenne Hudson ... Bong Genie
David Mucci ... Horse Cop
Reg Dreger ... Judge

Kevin Rushton ... Inmate

Paul James Saunders ... Doorman (as Paul Saunders)

Kyrin Hall ... Henchwoman

Joanna Bacalso ... Henchwoman
C.J. Fidler ... Henchwoman

Angelica Lisk-Hann ... Henchwoman (as Angelica Lisk)

Jacqueline Anderson ... Henchwoman Delilah
Stephanie Bourgeois ... Henchwoman

Ho Chow ... Hot Dog Vendor
Rummy Bishop ... Homeless Guy

Jon Stewart ... Enhancement Smoker

Snoop Dogg ... Scavenger Smoker (as Snoop Doggy Dogg)

Stephen Baldwin ... McGayver Smoker

Marc Cohen ... McGayver Friend

Tracy Morgan ... V.J.
David Edwards ... Addict

Paulino Nunes ... SWAT Cop

Jason Blicker ... Detective
Dave Nichols ... Detective

Sharon Brown ... Talking Joint
Christopher Mugglebee ... Security Guard
Raymond Hinton ... Security Guard

David Sutcliffe ... After School Dad

Daniel DeSanto ... After School Son (as Daniel De Santo)
Gladys O'Connor ... Grandma Smoker

Willie Nelson ... Historian Smoker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Janeane Garofalo ... I'm Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker (uncredited)
Ginette Guimond ... Dancer (uncredited)

Carson Manning ... Man at Bar (uncredited)

Angelo Renai ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Bob Saget ... Cocaine Addict (uncredited)

Steven Wright ... The Guy on the Couch (uncredited)

Directed by
Tamra Davis 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Dave Chappelle (written by) &
Neal Brennan (written by)

Produced by
Julia Dray .... associate producer
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Rita Smith .... associate producer
Dave Chappelle .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Bernstein 
 
Film Editing by
Don Zimmerman 
 
Casting by
Joanna Colbert 
Tina Gerussi 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Art Direction by
Paul D. Austerberry 
 
Costume Design by
Vicki Graef 
 
Makeup Department
Heidi Kulow .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Brian Campbell .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Deathe .... second assistant director
Andrew Shea .... assistant director
Jonathan Starch .... first assistant director (new york shoot)
Kate Weiss .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant designer
Christopher Geggie .... property master
Brian Patrick .... on-set decorator
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III .... supervising adr editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary S. Gerlich .... production sound mixer
Armond Ghzanian .... first assistant sound editor
Marilyn Graf .... foley editor
David Grimaldi .... sound editor
Owen Langevin .... sound mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer
Chris Quilty .... boom operator
Neil Riha .... boom operator: New York
Erika Schengili-Roberts .... boom operator
Harry E. Snodgrass .... sound editor
Walter Spencer .... dialog editor
Samuel Webb .... assistant sound editor
Elmo Weber .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Marcel Caissie .... special effects technician
Bob Hall .... special effects
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Dean Stewart .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Hill .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Ermes Blarasin .... stunt rigger
Mary Fallick .... stunts
Angelica Lisk-Hann .... stunt actor (as Angelica Lisk)
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Clute .... first assistant camera
Dennis Daigle .... camera car operator
Antony Ellis .... assistant to the director of photography
Joseph E. Gallagher .... camera operator (as Joseph Gallagher)
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Sean Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Sean Jensen .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick King .... daily grip
Steve Kolodziej .... video playback operator
Deborah Lipman .... second assistant camera: New York
Rudolf Mammitzsch .... camera trainee
Monty Montgomerie .... first assistant key grip
Mark Nener .... second assistant camera
Mike Nixon .... playback operator
Frank Prinzi .... additional cinematographer
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Scott Hill .... first assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Lee Michael Searles .... assistant editor
David Tarnawsky .... trainee assistant editor
Dan Zimmerman .... assistant film editor
Dean Zimmerman .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Bill Garvey .... location assistant: New York
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
George Doering .... musician
J.J. George .... supervising music editor
Gary Jones .... music supervisor
Jimmy Pop .... composer: song "Along Comes Mary"
John Williams .... composer: theme "Jaws"
Terry Wilson .... assistant music editor
 
Other crew
Kathryn Buck .... script supervisor
Patricia Hanley Cumming .... on-set supervisor
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Beverly Sutton .... production coordinator
Randee Lynne Jensen .... creative assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, nudity and sexual material
Runtime:
82 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Peru:14 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #35765)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the "Mid Eighties" scene, a USPS mail Jeep is shown. The Jeep has a license plate on the back. Official USPS delivery vehicles have not used license plates since 1973.See more »
Quotes:
Brian:Hey, Jan... will you be my girlfriend?
Jan:Well, I would, but I'm gay. I'm a big dyke.
Brian:Oh. What's that like?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I'm In Love With) Mary JaneSee more »

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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
You don't have to be under 25 nor a pothead to enjoy this movie. Maybe having familiarity with drug culture would help though., 10 May 2005
Author: slate_77 from United States

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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