Half Baked

January 16th, 1998


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Still of Jim Breuer, Dave Chappelle and Guillermo Díaz in Half BakedStill of Jim Breuer, Dave Chappelle and Guillermo Díaz in Half BakedHarland Williams, Jim Breuer, Dave Chappelle and Guillermo Díaz in Half Baked

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.4/10 (25,181 voted)

Critic's Score: 16/100

Director: Tamra Davis

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer

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.

Writers: Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan

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 - Scientist
Gregg Rogell - Pothead
Kevin Brennan - Pothead
Alice Poon - Supply Clerk
Rick Demas - Nasty Nate
David Bluestein - Jerry Garcia
Kevin Duhaney - Young Thurgood

Taglines: Warning: this movie may cause the munchies, cotton mouth, and memory loss!

Release Date: 16 January 1998

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $8,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,722,540 (USA) (19 January 1998) (1701 Screens)

Gross: $17,278,980 (USA) (8 March 1998)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

When Thurgood and friends are watching Sir Smoke-A-Lot's video, "Samson Gets Me Lifted", the video's director is listed as Tamra Davis.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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.

Thurgood Jenkins: It was the summer before 9th grade, and there was me, Brian, Kenny, Scarface, and of course the lovable Old James... hold on, wait a minute... Old James... Old James wasn't there... I don't even know nobody named Old James.
[Old James disappears]

User Review

A great comedy, Chapelle is hilarious

Rating: 9/10

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