Half Baked DVD cover
|Directed by||Tamra Davis|
|Produced by||Robert Simonds|
|Written by||Dave Chappelle|
Clarence Williams III
|Music by||Alf Clausen|
|Editing by||Don Zimmerman|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||January 16, 1998|
|Running time||82 min. Tamra Davis (born January 22, 1962) is an American Film director. Robert Simonds is one of Hollywood’s most prolific and profitable producers of motion picture comedies David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American Comedian, Screenwriter, television / Film producer, and Neal Brennan is an American Writer, Stand-up comedian, director, and producer. David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American Comedian, Screenwriter, television / Film producer, and Guillermo Díaz (born March 22, 1971) is a Cuban American Actor. Jim Breuer (born June 21, 1967 in Valley Stream New York) is an American Comedian and actor largely known for his appearance Harland Michael Williams (born November 14, 1962, He attended but dropped out of Sheridan College, and worked as a Forest ranger for five Clarence Williams III (born August 21, 1939) is an American actor Rachel India True (born November 15, 1966) is an American film and television actress. Alf Clausen (born March 28, 1941) is an American film and television Composer. Steven Bernstein is an American Cinematographer. In 1992 he won the Best Artistic Contribution Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein|
|Budget||$8 million (estimated)|
Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Díaz. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein Comedy film is a genre of Film in which the main emphasis is on humor. David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American Comedian, Screenwriter, television / Film producer, and Jim Breuer (born June 21, 1967 in Valley Stream New York) is an American Comedian and actor largely known for his appearance Harland Michael Williams (born November 14, 1962, He attended but dropped out of Sheridan College, and worked as a Forest ranger for five Guillermo Díaz (born March 22, 1971) is a Cuban American Actor. The movie was directed by Tamra Davis, and co-written by star Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan (Brennan was later a writer on Chappelle's Comedy Central show Chappelle's Show). Tamra Davis (born January 22, 1962) is an American Film director. David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American Comedian, Screenwriter, television / Film producer, and Neal Brennan is an American Writer, Stand-up comedian, director, and producer. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Chappelle's Show is an American Comedy Television Cameo appearances include Steven Wright, Tommy Chong, Janeane Garofalo, Willie Nelson, Tracy Morgan, Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Stephen Baldwin and Bob Saget. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6 1955) is an American Stand-up comedian, Actor, and Writer. Thomas "Tommy" B Kin Chong (born May 24 1938 is a Canadian Comedian, Actor and Musician who is well-known for his stereotypical Jane Anne (Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964) is an American stand-up Comedian, actress, political activist, writer Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country Singer-songwriter and Actor. Tracy Morgan (born November 10 1968) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known for his role on the Sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12 1966) is an American Actor best known for his role in the 1995 ensemble film The Usual Suspects Robert "Bob" Lane Saget (born May 17 1956) is an American Stand-up comedian, Television host, actor and Filmmaker Jerry Garcia was portrayed by actor David Bluestein, as Garcia had died three years before the film's release. Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1 1942 &ndash August 9 1995 was a Musician, Songwriter, Artist, and Lead guitarist and
The film became a cult classic, heralded by many as Dave Chappelle's comic breakthrough. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. Chappelle's quote from the film, "I wanna talk to Samson!," has created a popular slang term for smoking marijuana with the term being used on J Dilla's track 'Crushin' (Yeeeeah!). Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a James Dewitt Yancey ( February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006) better known by his stage name J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an
Half Baked hit U. S. theaters on January 16, 1998, grossing $7,722,540 in its opening weekend (#6; #1 at that weekend was Titanic), and grossed in total over $17,000,000. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Titanic is a 1997 Disaster film directed written co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS ''Titanic'' Given the movie's $3,000,000 budget, it can be considered a commercial success as well as a cult favorite. A cult film is a Film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. Despite its positive success in America, Half Baked was never shown in Australian cinemas, most likely because of the movie's indiscreet drug topic. The film however did make it to video and then eventually to television airings. Half Baked is #81 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies. Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama "
Thurgood (Chappelle) and his friends Brian (Breuer) and Scarface (Diaz) are forced into selling medical marijuana stolen from the lab where Thurgood works as a "custodian" (janitor) in order to bail their friend Kenny (Williams) out of jail, after he accidentally killed a diabetic police horse by feeding it junk food. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Their business, named Mr. Nice Guy in honor of their good-natured incarcerated friend, becomes immensely popular, even attracting famous clientele. However, Thurgood's personal life is ruined once his adamantly anti-drug girlfriend, ironically named Mary Jane Potman (Rachel True), discovers that he works for Mr. Rachel India True (born November 15, 1966) is an American film and television actress. Nice Guy. Soon, all of their lives are in danger once Sampson Simpson, a local drug dealer, learns that Mr. Nice Guy is costing him business, including his former client rapper Sir Smoka Lot. He threatens to kill them. Brian also buys a pouch that is supposed to contain the ashes of Jerry Garcia with all the money they are making.
However, Thurgood tells police about a meeting he has with Sampson Simpson after they arrest him for stealing marijuana from the laboratory. The police agree to drop the charges if Thurgood wears a wire, that way they can get the proof they need to arrest the druglord. During the interview Simpson discovers that Thurgood is wearing a wire and is about to kill them when Brian throws the pouch he bought earlier on the ground. Jerry Garcia comes out and hits Simpson with a guitar, knocking him out, and police rush in and recover all of the drugs, and arrest Simpson after he wakes up. Thurgood, Brian, and Scarface's deal with the police and also get Kenny a pardon from jail. Thurgood gives up smoking and is able to win back Mary Jane.
Much of Half Baked was shot in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec Some shooting locations included the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant and Yonge Street. The R C Harris Water Treatment Plant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is both a crucial piece of infrastructure and an architecturally acclaimed historic Yonge Street (pronounced "young" is a major arterial street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and its northern Suburbs It was formerly
On Inside the Actors Studio in 2006, Chappelle lamented that his original Half Baked script was actually much better than the film turned out to be, specifically that he had intended for the film to be more adult-oriented, and thought that his script had been turned into "a weed movie for kids". Inside the Actors Studio is the Emmy-nominated longest-running original series on the Bravo Cable television channel hosted by James Lipton The year 2006 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2006.
In an alternate ending available on the "Fully Baked Edition" DVD release as a deleted scene, it is revealed that after Kenny returns home from jail, all of the roommates sit down to smoke from "Billy Bong Thorton," an act that was thwarted earlier in the movie ("No Scarface. For the Fightstar album see Alternate Endings Alternate ending is a term used (usually in movies to describe the ending of a story that was planned or debated Deleted scene is a commonly-used term in the entertainment industry especially the film and television industry which usually refers specifically to scenes removed from or replaced by No 'Billy Bong Thornton' without Kenny, that would not be right, man. Use 'Wesley Pipes'! Yeah. ") due to Kenny still being in jail. This scene also implies that it is Thurgood's last time smoking.
The next scene is an extended version of the theatrical ending, in which Thurgood meets Mary Jane on the bridge, and after a short talk with his "joint" he throws it over the side of the bridge, then walks off with Mary Jane. In this version, he has a longer talk with his "joint," throws it off the side of the bridge, and slowly walks away with Mary Jane until they almost disappear on the horizon, but then Thurgood comes running back yelling, "Hold on, weed, I'm coming!" as he hops over the side of the bridge at the spot where he threw the joint over.
In the same alternate ending, it is also revealed that Jan may not really be "a big dyke" as she is caught on the couch with Steven Wright's the "guy on the couch" character, when Kenny and the roommates return home from bailing Kenny out of jail. Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6 1955) is an American Stand-up comedian, Actor, and Writer.
The "Fully Baked Edition" also includes a segment called "Five Minutes with the Guy on the Couch. " The five minute clip depicts a stationary camera filming a man who resembles Steven Wright, as he sleeps on the couch. As clouds of smoke waft in and out of the scene, he turns over several times, farts, scratches his head, removes his socks, and at the end of the scene, he rolls over and falls off of the couch. This feature is reminiscent of the Yule Log, in which a stationary camera films a burning log in a fireplace which is intended for people who do not have a fireplace. The Yule Log is a Television program which airs traditionally on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning originally on New York City A fireplace is an architectural element consisting of a space designed to contain a Fire, generally for Heating but sometimes also for Cooking