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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness (1936).

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Mayor Harris MacDonald
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Warden Harrah
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Storyline

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but always finds himself in the arms of the Reefer Man and the rest of the denizens of the Reefer Den. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for drug material, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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16 April 2005 (USA)  »

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A Loucura de Mary Juana  »

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The process of creating the dances was elaborate, complex and highly collaborative, involving everyone from the director to the production designer, costume designer and director of photography. Styles of dance ranged from swing to Bob Fosse-inspired jazz, Bollywood, hip-hop and Las Vegas-type show dancing. More than 400 dancers were auditioned in order to find the 30 used in the final production. See more »

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In the movie FDR delivers a Presidential pardon to Jimmy. In reality, the President doesn't have the right to issue a pardon for a crime under state law, such as murder. See more »

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Zombies: [singing] Open the gate and abandon hope! / We're the ghosts of the kids that got hooked on dope!
Ralph Wiley: Way down where it's hot / They are saving us a spot!
Zombies: You murdered us, Ralph! / Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em!
Ralph Wiley: Bad zombies! Shoo! Go away!
[runs inside and backs his imaginary pursuers off with a garden hoe]
Sally DeBains: He's losin' it, Jack!
Jack Stone: Gee, you don't suppose?
Mae Coleman: He's liable to crack and spill all he knows!
Sally DeBainsMae Coleman: He's really acting weird!
Jack Stone: Perhaps it's time he disappeared / He'd never be ...
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References Annie (1982) See more »

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The Stuff (Reprise)
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Best Musical..uh, Comedy...um,Satire...ALL.! - I've Seen in Years!
15 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm SO used to being disappointed by underwritten roles, songs, plot & dialogue, phoned-in performances, etc., in most of what I see in films and T.V. lately... but THIS is SUBLIME! Though it's hilarious and campy, the lyrics are witty and demand intelligence, and the music's terrific, as is every single performance. But there just isn't any actor or aspect of the show to single out as brilliant; every moment of Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical is no less than perfect! My husband, my friends and I haven't been able to stop watching it (it was on Showtime On Demand 'til Saturday), nor can we get the songs out of our heads.... Surely Showtime is going to rerun this on DVD, and (PLEASE!) release it on DVD A.S.A.P. Do yourself a favor and catch it.(And no, I'm in no way affiliated... just a film "buff"!)


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