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Half Baked (1998)

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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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Tamra Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 R.D. Reid ... Scientist
Gregg Rogell ... Pothead
Kevin Brennan ... Pothead
Alice Poon Alice Poon ... Supply Clerk
Rick Demas Rick Demas ... Nasty Nate
David Bluestein ... Jerry Garcia
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Young Thurgood
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Storyline

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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Warning: this movie may cause the munchies, cotton mouth, and memory loss! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Turkish

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Half Baked See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,722,540, 19 January 1998

Gross USA:

$17,460,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,460,020
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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The look of the guys' apartment is based from Grand Royal, the studio where New York based rap band the Beastie Boys have recorded their music. Coincidentally, director Tamra Davis is married to Bestie Boys member Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D. See more »

Goofs

When Thurgood takes Mary Jane on a date, she suggests they go for Chinese food and we see a shot of the restaurant sign. The movie takes place in New York, but the sign says "Licensed under LLBO", which is the Liquor Licensing Board of Ontario. See more »

Quotes

Thurgood Jenkins: I be from Jamaica, mon. Lord have mercy.
Samson Simpson: What part of Jamaica?
Thurgood Jenkins: Right near da beach. Boy-eeee!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

An edited version of the film shown on Comedy Central removes most of the profanity, and alters some lines. In the scene where Bob Saget appears as the Cocaine Addict, the line is changed. In the theatrical version he says "I used to suck dick for coke". In the Comedy Central Version, he says "I used to suck feet for coke." See more »

Connections

Spoofs Dead Presidents (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You Be Illin'
Performed by Run-D.M.C. (as Run DMC)
Written by Jam Master Jay (as Jason Williams Mizell), Raymond L. White, Joseph Simmons (as Joseph Ward Simmons)
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc.
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A great comedy, Chapelle is hilarious
5 January 2006 | by PersianPlaya408See all my reviews

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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