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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  16 April 2005 (USA)
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mayor Harris MacDonald
Mr. Paul Kochinski
Robert Clarke ...
Principal Poindexter Short
Ruth Nichol ...
Mrs. Roxanne MacDonald
Mrs. Deirdre Greevey
Warden Harrah


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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The feel-good event of the year!

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

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Release Date:

16 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Loucura de Mary Juana  »

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(Showtime Library Print)

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1.78 : 1
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The credits list "Dead Old Man" as a production studio in conjunction with Apolloscreen. "Dead Old Man" is the name of a song in the original stage production. See more »


During the song "The Stuff" Ana Gasteyer looks out the window and sing the line "Rapes Me". Before she looks out the window, her cigarette is in her left hand. It then switches to the right as shes singing out the window. When we see her again back inside the window, the cigarette is back in her left hand. See more »


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Mary Lane: Well, that's the bee's knees! Wait 'til that Suzy Mayberry hears about this!
Ralph Wiley: Let's celebrate... with a smoke!
Mary Lane: Hold on! This isn't that reefer I've read about, is it?
Ralph Wiley: Oh, no, of course not. This is a special cigarette. All the rage with the college girls... in ...
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References Little Shop of Horrors (1986) See more »


The Stuff
Performed by Ana Gasteyer
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16 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tonight on show time I watched the pure genius that is Reefer Madness! As musical theatre lover I appreciated the movie right at the beginning when the school play was "Green Grows The Lilacs" which is the play that the musical "Oklahoma" was based on. Not only though was this movie hysterical the whole way through, but the music was incredible and the lyrics and book were outstanding, but on top of it all IT WAS SMART! To take an old movie like Reefer Madness and turn it into a musical and a political satire was pure brilliant! All the performances were outstanding as well, but to me Ana Gyster stole the show! She is just incredible, her voice, her comedic timing, and every little nuance she adds to make that character hers! Christian Campell was also amazing! In fact there was no performance or part of this movie that was wrong...if you're smart and have a good sense of humor you'll LOVE IT! And if I could rate this movie higher than a 10 I would! P.S Rob Torti rocks my world!

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