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Half Baked

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Template:Infobox Movie Half Baked is a 1998 comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams and Guillermo Diaz. The film is a touchstone for many in the marijuana community, who feel that its humor, silliness, and wisdom were long overdue and helped bring the stoner film (such as those by Cheech & Chong) back into popularity. The movie was directed by Tamra Davis, and co-written by star Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan (now a writer on Chappelle's Comedy Central show Chappelle's Show). Cameo appearances include Steven Wright, Tommy Chong, Janeane Garofalo, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Stephen Baldwin, Norm MacDonald and Bob Saget.

The film has also become a cult classic, heralded by many as Dave Chappelle's first comic breakthrough.

Half Baked hit US 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. Given the movie's $8,000,000 budget, it can be considered a commercial success as well as a cult favorite.

The movie was released on DVD in 2002.

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