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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness (1936).

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Andy Fickman

Writers:

Kevin Murphy (teleplay), Dan Studney (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Mary Lane
Christian Campbell ... Jimmy Harper
Neve Campbell ... Miss Poppy
Alan Cumming ... Lecturer / Goat-Man / FDR
Ana Gasteyer ... Mae Coleman
John Kassir ... Ralph Wiley / Uncle Sam
Amy Spanger ... Sally DeBains / Statue of Liberty
Robert Torti ... Jesus
Steven Weber ... Jack Stone / George Washington
Kevin McNulty ... Mayor Harris MacDonald
Stephen E. Miller ... Mr. Paul Kochinski
Robert Clarke ... Principal Poindexter Short
Ruth Nichol Ruth Nichol ... Mrs. Roxanne MacDonald
Lynda Boyd ... Mrs. Deirdre Greevey
Harry S. Murphy ... Warden Harrah
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Storyline

This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus himself, but always finds himself in the arms of the Reefer Man and the rest of the denizens of the Reefer Den. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug material, sexual content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,972
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Showtime Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In 1997, writing partners Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, who had met while studying at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, were driving from Oakland to Los Angeles and listening to Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage". "So I started picturing it in my head," Studney recalls. "Frank Zappa's concept of a musical and then it just hit me. I turned to Kevin and said 'What about doing Reefer Madness as a musical?'" By the time the creative duo reached Los Angeles, they had already written the first song. See more »

Goofs

In the movie FDR delivers a Presidential pardon to Jimmy. In reality, the President doesn't have the right to issue a pardon for a crime under state law, such as murder. See more »

Quotes

Zombies: Open the gate and abandon hope! We're the ghosts of the kids that got hooked on dope!
Mae Coleman: Now I see 'em, Jack! And they all want their childhoods back! We murdered 'em, Jack!
Mae ColemanZombies: Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em! Murdered 'em!
Zombies: Open the gate and abandon hope!
Jack Stone: Pull it together!
Zombies: We're the ghosts of the kids that got hooked on dope!
Jack Stone: Don't flip your skirt!
Mae Coleman: Now I see 'em, Jack!
Jack Stone: Now you do the things you gotta do...
Mae Coleman: And they all want their childhoods back!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits roll, Satan appears in Heaven and laughs at the audience. See more »

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References Freaks (1932) See more »

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Performed by Ana Gasteyer
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The next Rocky Horror
16 April 2005 | by mkiralySee all my reviews

For those of you who get Showtime, watch this show! For those who do not, cozy up to someone who has the channel, promise to bring really yummy munchies, and wheedle an invitation to watch it. This movie - think of it as South Park guys Trey and Parker given free license to create a live musical - exceeded every expectation for an "originals" picture. The songs were lively, the dance numbers way over the top. There were a couple of slow moments early in the movie but they were only there to contrast with the madness to come. This should have been released to theaters, but I suspect that someday it will be. Destined to become a cult classic, this film seems to have been made to become the replacement for the moldy Rocky Horror Picture Show for serial Saturday midnight airings. Get out your fake blood, your garish evening dresses, your tacky lingerie, your devil's horns and your Jesus robes. This movie will be around for a long, long while.


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