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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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Taglines:

A comedy about best buds! See more »

Genres:

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:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Dave Chappelle was on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) in 2006, he revealed that he was unhappy with the final product and claimed that the script he co-wrote was much funnier, and that the final result was "a weed movie for kids". See more »

Goofs

In the theater version, a boom operator, complete with mike, could be plainly seen crouching in the corner after Mary Jane slams her apartment door in Thurgood's face, and he tries to talk to her through the door. The crewman is directly behind Mary Jane's door, inside her apartment. Later, in the home-video version, this mistake was corrected, but the top of the crewman's head is still visible at the bottom of the screen. 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

Referenced in Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Samson Gets Me Lifted
(uncredited)
Written by Neal Brennan and Dave Chappelle
Performed by Dave Chappelle
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Ya don't have to be a stoner to enjoy this film
6 August 2006 | by marimbadaddySee all my reviews

Very funny movie. Of the recent 'stoner' flicks, this is probably one of the best. (Probably second in my book to Dude Where's My car?) Ejoyable, entertaining, and weird characters. Dave Chappell is hilarious as always. There are a ton of cameos by great and well known comedians throughout the piece, all paying their homage to the great herb.

I myself am not a pot smoker but laughed my rear off anyways, even if I didn't get all of the 'inside' stuff that others may refer too. Chappell is great playing several outlandish characters in the movie. The situations they get themselves into are great and even better how they get out of them.

There is ample potty humor as well as pot humor to boot. Well worth the rental fee and your time.


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