Reefer Madness

Director: Andy Fickman
Screenwriters: Kevin Murphy, Dan Studney

Institute History

  • 2005 Sundance Film Festival


Good heavens! The reefer is driving the good citizens of one small town totally out of their minds. Thank goodness a federal agent shows up at the local high school to show naïve parents the horrific, horrendous fate that awaits youngsters who fall victim to the unspeakable scourge of (gasp) marijuana.

The result is a shocking cautionary tale about two swell kids who fall crazy in love in a town just like your own. Jimmy just wants to learn to dance to impress sweet Mary Lane, the apple of his eye. Little does he know that the slick dancer at the soda shop hasn't invited him over to learn to fox-trot. Poor Jimmy finds himself in a sleazy, smoky reefer den, surrounded by blonde bombshells in negligees and a red-headed vixen with a black eye. Turns out that the slick dancer is calling the shots and passing the pipe. Will Jimmy lose his mind and his girl? Will a show-stopping musical number starring Jesus change the poor boy's miserable fate? Only those who watch this film will find out for sure.

With sparkling musical numbers starring the likes of Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Ana Gasteyer, and Neve Campbell, Andy Fickman's film adaptation of his award-winning stage production is a delirious musical extravaganza that will leave you feeling high as a kite.

— Elizabeth Richardson

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