Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

109 min (Showtime Library Print) | Germany:112 min
Comedy | Drama | Horror | Musical
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Andy Fickman
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2005-04-16
Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Kristen Bell
Mary Lane
Christian Campbell
Jimmy Harper
Neve Campbell
Miss Poppy
Alan Cumming
Ana Gasteyer
Mae Coleman
John Kassir
Ralph Wiley
Amy Spanger
Sally DeBains
Robert Torti
Steven Weber
Jack Stone
Kevin McNulty
Mayor Harris MacDonald
Stephen E. Miller
Mr. Paul Kochinski
Robert Clarke
Principal Poindexter Short
Ruth Nichol
Mrs. Roxanne MacDonald
Lynda Boyd
Mrs. Deirdre Greevey
Harry S. Murphy
Warden Harrah
Christine Lakin
Joan of Arc
John Mann
Stephen J.M. Sisk
Blumsack (as Stephen Sisk)
Michael A. Goorjian
Mickey Druther (as Michael Goorjian)
Patti Allan
Jimmy's Mom
Jeanie Kawakami Cloutier
Mrs. Lori Wang (as Jeanie Cloutier)
Tom Arntzen
Officer D.J. Sordelet / Vocal Ensemble
Ken Kirzinger
Secret Service Agent Matthews
Alexz Johnson
The Arc-ettes / Vocal Ensemble
Britt Irvin
The Arc-ettes
Abraham Jedidiah
Dead Old Man
Tseng Chang
Asian Guy
Peter Jorgensen
Billy Cunio / Vocal Ensenble
Ross Atley
Christie Arellano
Mrs. Pawk / Vocal Ensemble
Ray Myers
Sibley 'Sax' Jenkins
Jonathan Bruce
Inmate Magnanti
James Bearden
Moses (as Jim Beardon)
Karissa Barry
Female Dancer
Mara Branscombe
Female Dancer
Michelle Brownlee
Female Dancer
Daniela Buzzi
Female Dancer
Holly Eglington
Female Dancer
Ildiko Ferenczi
Goat Mans Girl
Jordana Frost
Female Dancer
Natasha Gorrie
Female Dancer
Katharine Horsman
Female Dancer
Amanda Lam
Female Dancer
Kristie Marsden
Female Dancer
Stefanie McAuley
Female Dancer
Odessa Munroe
Female Dancer
Evelina Ortynski
Female Dancer
Laurin Elizabeth Padolina
Female Dancer
Ninon Parent
Female Dancer
Paige Parkhill
Female Dancer
Alex Price
Female Dancer
Dena Robb
Female Dancer
Melissa Robertson
Female Dancer
Sarah Scheunhage
Female Dancer
Rosette Sharma
Female Dancer
Nikki Snelson
Female Dancer
Christine Sutcliffe
Female Dancer
Debbie Timuss
Female Dancer
Katya Virshilas
Female Dancer
Chiara Zanni
Female Dancer
Michael Antonakos
Male Dancer (as Mike Antonakos)
Dennis Arriola
Male Dancer
Scott Augustine
Male Dancer
Jamie Bishton
Male Dancer
Chris Duggan
Male Dancer
David Hernandez
Male Dancer
Peter Huck
Male Dancer
David Hurwitz
Male Dancer
Tal Iozef
Male Dancer
Brock Jellison
Male Dancer
Farley Johansson
Male Dancer
Kevin Johns
Male Dancer
Sasha Kozak
Male Dancer
Shay Kuebler
Male Dancer
Charlie David
Male Dancer (as Charlie Lubiniecki)
Eric Malapad
Male Dancer
Joshua Martin
Male Dancer
Robert McEathron
Male Dancer
Alex Pesusich
Male Dancer
David Raymond
Male Dancer
Matthew Rossoff
Male Dancer
Ian Rozylo
Male Dancer
Ferdinand Tocol
Male Dancer
Kevin Tookey
Male Dancer
Joseph Tremblay
Male Dancer
Jonathan 'JoJo' Zolina
Male Dancer
Timmy Fuller
Vocal Ensemble
Linda R. Jackson
Vocal Ensemble
Laura Mae Nason
Vocal Ensemble (as Laura Nason)
Matt Olvar
Vocal Ensemble
Rebecca Shoichet
Vocal Ensemble (as Rebecca Schoichet)
Joe Turano
Vocal Ensemble
Jason Logan
Pope John XXlll
Michael Logie
Shower inmate
Did you know?
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.
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John Kassir Provided the speaking Voice for "Asian Guy".
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Neve Campbell was, at the time, one of the most recognizable actresses in the film, despite the fact that her role was relatively small. While the production wanted to be able to give her a bigger part, it was decided that it would be unwise to do so, since the two biggest female leads both were romantically involved with Christian Campbell's character. Christian is Neve Campbell's brother.
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While it is indeed true that FDR was wheelchair-bound by polio, he had perfected his ability to walk with the support of someone else's arm and could stand upright for a long period of time. He never appeared in public in a wheelchair, and in fact it was not even known outside his circle of associates that he was wheelchair-bound until after his death.
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During the song "The Stuff" Ana Gasteyer looks out the window and sing the line "Rapes Me". Before she looks out the window, her cigarette is in her left hand. It then switches to the right as shes singing out the window. When we see her again back inside the window, the cigarette is back in her left hand.
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Unlike elsewhere, the flags flying on Roosevelt's car near the end are not 48 star flags but are probably 50 start flags.
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Jack Stone: Dumb slut, that was half a jay of good moody you just wasted!
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Mae Coleman: The kid's a goner! They're gonna make him pay for the stuff!
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Sally DeBains: What a night. I was in more laps than a napkin.
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What are the differences between the Showtime & Ghostlight soundtracks?
The promo CD soundtrack released with the Showtime "stash box" press kit and the official Ghostight Records release vastly differ. For starters, the Showtime version features a generic, one-sided paper cover with the title, the slogan "The Feel-Good Hit of the Year" and a few pot leaves; the Ghostlight disc features photos of the cast on the cover and includes the soundtrack for the L.A. stage production as well as bonus karaoke tracks and a double-sided booklet (the bulk of which is devoted to the film, the flip side devoted to the play) filled with lyrics, liner notes and photos. Technically speaking, the Ghostlight version has a superior sound mix (the Showtime disc was improperly mixed from the film's surround-sound tracks), but it includes a lot of unnecessary dialogue.Here's a song-by-song breakdown of the differences between the two CDs:Romeo & Juliet - The Ghostlight Records release features introductory dialogue.The Stuff - The Ghostlight Records version features sound effects from the film (breaking milk bottles and a barking dog) immediately following the line "When Jack gets stoned and rapes me." The Showtime promo does not include these sound effects and as a result runs a few seconds shorter.Down at the Ol' Five & Dime - The Ghostlight Records version features a few extra riffs before Alan Cummings' "Sometimes men would come to call" verse, but a brief orchestral interlude immediately following this verse is omitted. The Ghostlight version runs 4:07; the Showtime promo is 4:14 and credits the song simply as "Five and Dime."Jimmy Takes a Hit - The Ghostlight Records version features introductory dialogue and Sally's second "Come on Jimmy, come on Jimmy, suck it down for Sally" (which was inexplicably cut from the Showtime CD).The Orgy - The Ghostlight Records version includes a few extras riffs before Sally's first verse but is missing most of of Amy Spanger and Alan Cummings' vocalizations heard on the Showtime promo immediately before Spanger's final "Smoke the Marijuana" reprise.Lonely Pew - The intro on the Showtime disc is slightly longer.Listen to Jesus, Jimmy - The Ghostlight album begins with Joan of Arc's line "Give it up for Jesus," and the song includes some audience gasps and applause not heard on the Showtime promo.Mary Jane/Mary Lane - The Showtime promo concludes with the sound of a film projector, as heard in the film.Little Mary Sunshine - The Showtime promo begins with several seconds of dead air and includes whipping sound effects not heard on the Ghostlight CD.Murder! - This is the song that differs the most drastically. The Showtime promo does not include any spoken dialogue (except Ralph's lines "Bad zombies! Shoo!") and has a shorter running time of 4:54. The Ghostlight version is dialogue-heavy and clocks in at 5:20.The Stuff - The Showtime promo includes a few of Jack's lines (and sound effects) after May begins beating him that are absent from the Showtime promo.Tell 'Em the Truth - The Ghostlight CD features a few extra riffs before Mary Lane's line, "I love you, Romeo."Reefer Madness (end credits) - The Ghostlight CD features an extra laugh from Ralph as the song concludes.Mary Jane, Mary Lane (reprise) - This truncated version of the song, which plays over the end credits of the film, has been altogether omitted from the Ghostlight release but it's present on the Showtime promo.
Is a soundtrack available?
In preparation for the film's premiere, Showtime sent out a "stash box" filled with promotional materials which included a soundtrack CD. Although the discs were never released to the general public, many copies found their way onto eBay. The songs on this disc were not mixed for the CD; they were taken from the surround-sound mixes. Additionally, there's more than a few anomalies. Sound effects are heard on a few tracks, mainly blipping after the songs, but "Little Mary Sunshine" contains all of the extra (whipping) sounds from the film. Sally's second verse in "Jimmy Takes a Hit" ("Come on, Jimmy, come on, Jimmy, suck it down for Sally") has inexplicably been omitted. Furthermore, several songs are truncated to remove orchestral spots where dialog was heard in the film; this is most evident in "Five and Dime," "Murder" and "The Truth." The only piece of the score that appears on the disc is "Opening Fanfare," which is underscored with John Kassir's maniacal laughter.In 2008, the soundtrack for the film was officially released by Ghostlight Records double-packaged with the then out-of-print soundtrack for the original stage play. This version includes several bonus karaoke tracks. Most of the songs differ from the versions released on the Showtime promo and similarly the only piece of the film's score is the opening Fanfare.
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Photos from cast
Agam Darshi