Half Baked

Universal Released 1998


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Tamra Davis

Half Baked is a comedy film that was released in 1998. Thurgood Jenkins (Dave Chappelle), Kenny Davis (Harland Williams), Scarface (Guillermo Diaz), and Brian (Jim Breur) are best friends and roommates that are happy spending their days slacking and smoking as much marijuana as they can. One night, Kenny goes to a local store to get munchies for them all and accidentally kills a diabetic police horse named Buttercup when he feeds it all the junk food he bought. He's arrested and sent to jail with his bail set at a million dollars. His friends try to figure out how they're going to raise the money, and finally decide to break into the research facility that Thurgood works at as a janitor and steal the marijuana they keep there, with the intention of selling it to make Kenny's bail. It starts off well, but then Thurgood meets anti-drug beauty Mary Jane (Rachel True) and their "business" comes to the attention of local drug lord Samson Simpson (Clarence Williams III). The film features a number of cameos from celebrities like Tommy Chong, Willie Nelson, Jeaneane Garofalo, Bob Saget, Tracy Morgan, Stephen Baldwin, Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, and Steven Wright.



Metacritic Score

  • 33

    Entertainment Weekly

    Sitting on your couch watching these morons sit on their couch and get wasted is like being the only straight guest at a pot party. Everyone else is laughing, and you're left wonde...

  • 30


    A couple of hash brownies short of a satisfying cinematic picnic, with far too few comic highs during the bigscreen reefer party.

  • 0

    Los Angeles Times

    A limp, predictable less-than-sitcom of a movie. It's a bomb, man, not the bomb.

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

I'm Only Creative When I Smoke Smoker

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Scavenger Smoker

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson

Historian Smoker

Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin

MacGayver Smoker

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

Enhancement Smoker

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Cult, 90s, Slapstick