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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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Writers (WGA):
Dave Chappelle (written by) &
Neal Brennan (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 1998 (USA) See more »
They'll do anything to save their best bud. See more »
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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A great comedy, Chapelle is hilarious See more (162 total) »


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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
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
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
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
Bill Garvey .... location assistant: New York
Amy Leigh Johnson .... unit publicist
Beverly Sutton .... production coordinator
Randee Lynne Jensen .... creative assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, nudity and sexual material
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | 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?

Neal Brennan who co-wrote this movie makes a cameo as the counter worker where Scarface works.See more »
Errors in geography: Kenny comes out of a Pizza Pizza, where you can see a large Sam the Record Man, both of which are Canadian chains and are located in downtown Toronto, not New York.See more »
Thurgood Jenkins:[in a woman's voice] Samson... it's Sheila... M-Momma fell...
Samson Simpson:Shut up, bitch!
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46 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
A great comedy, Chapelle is hilarious, 5 January 2006
Author: PersianPlaya408 from Milpitas, California

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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