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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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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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A comedy about best buds! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$7,772,540, 16 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,278,980, 8 March 1998
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Thurgood mentions to the scientist that his grandfather was in the Tuskeegee Experiments. In real life, Dave Chapelle's grandfather really was in the Tuskeegee experiments, in which thousands of African-Americans were intentionally infected with syphillis. See more »

Goofs

When Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and Thurgood are in a convenience store in the beginning of the movie, Brian is holding his head, asking everybody if they're OK. When we hear him say, "How you doing. Kenny?", his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Thurgood Jenkins: This weed was the shiz-nittlebam snip-snap-sack.
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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

Referenced in Finding Carter: Half Baked (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Lifted
Written by Harry Wayne Casey
Performed by UB40
Courtesy of Virgin Records U.K.
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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.
10 May 2005 | by slate_77See all my reviews

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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