In The Heights - First 8 Minutes
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The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

“In the Heights” fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

“In the Heights” stars Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” Broadway’s “Hamilton”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “BlacKkKlansman”), singer/songwriter Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera (TV’s “Vida”), Olga Merediz (Broadway’s “In the Heights”), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway’s “Rent”), Gregory Diaz IV (Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical”), Stephanie Beatriz (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Dascha Polanco (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”) and Jimmy Smits (the “Star Wars” films).

Chu directed the film from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, based on the musical stage play, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and concept by Miranda. Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs produced the film, with David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick serving as executive producers.

Behind the camera, Chu reunited with his “Crazy Rich Asians” production designer, Nelson Coates, and editor, Myron Kerstein. He also collaborated with director of photography Alice Brooks (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and costume designer Mitchell Travers (“Eighth Grade”). Original songs by Miranda. Alex Lacamoire (“Fosse/Verdon”) and Bill Sherman (“Sesame Street”) served as executive music producers. The choreography is by Christopher Scott, who previously teamed with Chu on the award-winning “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.”
“In the Heights” was filmed in New York, primarily on location in the dynamic community of Washington Heights.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a 5000 Broadway / Barrio Grrrl! / Likely Story / SGS Pictures Production, A Jon M. Chu Film, “In the Heights.” Slated to open on June 10, 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. It will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

“In the Heights” is rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references.

  • AyeItsMike

    *Only reason I'm watching this movie is because I relate to the main character, never saw the musical, or anything related to it*

  • AyeItsMike

    I'm not a fan of Hamilton, I've never watched, read, or heard Hamilton, I don't know any actors I'm this movie, but I desperately want to watch this movie, even though I never heard any of the songs, and I don't watch musicals.

  • S. M.
    S. M.

    "okay must be a lucky day" me: wait a second thats new

  • Darren Scott
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  • Jessica Carter
    Jessica Carter

    I’m learning every word to all the songs

  • Rosana Maris Arias
    Rosana Maris Arias

    What type of dance is the closing of this number, where the streets are filled? Thanks!

  • Gabriel's Vision
    Gabriel's Vision

    Love this movie 🍿

  • Alexander Proulx
    Alexander Proulx

    Personally, I dont like the casting for the salon ladies or nina, they just rub me the wrong way, for nina it's most the singing voice

  • _A Moo Point_
    _A Moo Point_

    Watched it. Sooo good!

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  • Danielle N. McCullough Productions
    Danielle N. McCullough Productions

    I worked as an extra during this opening scene and I was so happy to be booked to work it.

  • Nofech Marantz
    Nofech Marantz

    "Hey ya, good morning." I think I might be pregnant.

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    Can we just appreciate the part where Sonny is in love with that chocolate in the background.

  • Vitória Cristina Krause Noronha
    Vitória Cristina Krause Noronha

    "i've never been north of 96th street" girl, i've never been north of the Equator line........

  • Sharpy

    I enjoyed the movie, but it was unable to sustain the energy of this opening number giving it a slow middle, but at least ending beautifully.

  • Strawberryfeildsforever

    Can’t believe this was only 8 minutes. The amount of world building made it seem like a short film.

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  • Aaliyah Kay
    Aaliyah Kay

    This was amazing in the theater

  • Kim Becker
    Kim Becker

    Looks so good can't wait to see this movie

  • rwanzo1

    I saw the film and it was a place in the Spanish community can works toward because Spanish speaking are prejudice against Black people and especially Black women. In Texas Black people can not locate college degree jobs. For example, when a Black college degree people go into a staffing agency, we are tested and retested. When any other nationality with a college degree they are not treated in this manner. Also stop worshipping Mary Jesus mother it is Jesus that you worship.

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  • yolodaasco

    ¿What does this have to do with flee the facility?

  • G S
    G S

    I'm not even Dominican but I got a bit teary and giddy🥺💖 just like watching the movie CRA.. DIVERSITY and representation truly does MATTER.. seriously😭 looking forward to watching this!!!! One of the best opening of a musical movie!!🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Khoi N
    Khoi N

    knew it was special when I first saw this on broadway over a decade ago. such a treat finally seeing in the heights on the big screen! simply perfection

  • Lili’s Covers
    Lili’s Covers

    I did the musical for in the heights.. omg it was the best musical I have ever done and my favorite one!

  • Stephany Obawole
    Stephany Obawole

    I turned it to 490 dislikes! :D

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  • Brock

    I could have not been the only person devastated that they changed Blackout.

  • M M
    M M

    I saw this film today......ITS THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE LAST FEW YEARS.....OUTSTANDING!!!!!

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  • Hannah Johnson
    Hannah Johnson

    oh my god, freaking incredible. wondering why they cut mrs rosario out of the opening number - “enough” is one of my favorite songs!


    That bridge in the background was superimposed, it cannot be seen like that from 175 st and Audubon.

  • Morgan P
    Morgan P

    Anyone else think Anthony Ramos would make an amazing Marius in Les Mis?

  • Angelino R.
    Angelino R.

    It’s fire, they switched some of the lyrics like when Rosario walks into the Bodega. His wife suppose to be talking to, but this is still amazing nonetheless.

  • Joseph Kearny
    Joseph Kearny

    Could it be anymore derivative and cliched?

    • Sue Cavanaugh
      Sue Cavanaugh

      If immigrants working hard to overcome oppression as a theme is derivative and cliched, I'm still going to like it because it's timeless and relevant to me.

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  • Bárbara

    Perfect. That's it. This is perfect.

  • Matt The Weeb
    Matt The Weeb

    This reminds me so much of Hamilton’s first song. Lin Manuel Miranda has such a unique style

  • Ari Servin
    Ari Servin

    I've seen the film 3 times I love it.

  • TheBlackRoc

    I love the Hamilton stage play but this is how they should have done the movie

    • Tasmanian devil
      Tasmanian devil

      That's what I thought it was gonna be

  • Hadley S.
    Hadley S.

    talk about a perfect musical to adapt into a movie 😭😭😭

  • Euro Yank
    Euro Yank

    --- These first eight minutes are pretty demanding of the viewer/listener.... Plenty of media attention to this IN THE HEIGHTS film. I've rarely been exposed to so much promo for one movie. (We'll see how well it does at the box office.) While the show was playing on B'way, I visited NYC for a theater conference. We all went to see IN THE HEIGHTS, and the guy in charge of our conference also brought (the then relatively unknown) Miranda into the conference room for a Q&A. God knows what his impression of us was, but I'm sure he got a nice honorarium for 30 minutes of intelligent, passionate schmoozing... ---

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    Mike Storme

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  • Ines Amaya saavedra
    Ines Amaya saavedra

    la musica del evento en roblox

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  • ThatArtsGirl

    okay I love it all and I'm so excited to see the rest but where was Nina's mom??? why wasn't she there? I'm so scared because if they cut the role then who will sing "Enough"???

    • 「iHasEyeBrows」

      they cut some songs out sadly…

  • The Psalms Channel
    The Psalms Channel

    What I like so far, is it doesn't come with "I'm a victim of American society ". Its more like "I'm working my but off to get a better life.

  • Kellyn Barnes
    Kellyn Barnes

    Anthony’s delivery of “hey ya’ll good morning”. I could hear that every day. 😅

  • Robert Prescott
    Robert Prescott

    So good

  • 30secondstomarsMBH

    I've seen more beautiful people in the last 8 minutes than I think I've seen in my entire life, hot DAMN.

  • Jose Andrade
    Jose Andrade

    Saw it!

  • Zoey crur
    Zoey crur

    pr club from NYC?

  • Lauren Waghorn
    Lauren Waghorn

    Oh my GOODNESS, literal goosebumps. This looks absolutely amazing

  • Queen Nia
    Queen Nia

    After watching Hamilton I will literally watch everything Lin Manuel Miranda makes

  • Sammie J.
    Sammie J.

    Lin Manuel Miranda's work ALWAYS impresses me. And I LOVE that he put Anthony Ramos in this one.

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  • mxlazarus

    I wanna see this so bad but theaters?? whats that?

  • The Boundless
    The Boundless

    8:13- is the best part

  • Mofo

    bruh moment

  • hi um
    hi um

    It's great they that released the first 8 mintues because I can't convince my parents on renewing our hbo subscription

  • The Dude
    The Dude

    Super pumpeao por mi gente del Caribe especialmente a los de RD los mejores desos de cora de un hermanito Bori!!!

  • Joanna Morales
    Joanna Morales

    This is the worst movie made,it tells us Hispanics cross the border take our jobs and now our streets go back to your countries

    • Razik Boston
      Razik Boston

      You're so ignorant that you are barely making sense

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  • GTO - CAL
    GTO - CAL

    Reminds me of the get down

  • authorworld

    At a time when our country and others are "In the Height" of the pandemic, someone is trying to lull us into a sense of complacency. It's too soon to gather in large groups indoors. The numbers are being under reported. There are people around us still dying and many more are infected. Don't let them trick you for a dollar.

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  • Landis963

    It's strange - seeing Vanessa's physical performance here sold me on her character more than just listening to the lyrics did. (from cast recordings, I mean)

  • Ozzie Hall
    Ozzie Hall

    This is the closest I'm getting to the actual film but we take those.

  • Branden Westbrooks
    Branden Westbrooks

    5:44 that was was my fav part

  • spiritgirl41192

    0:45 I am so gonna have to restrain myself from screaming, *_"LIIIIIIIINNNNNN!"_* in the theater.

  • Shelbonzo

    This movie is so incredible. First film I've seen in theaters since covid hit and was absolutely worth it. Didn't stop smiling the whole time, except during the sad bits.

  • Maddie

    How do I watch the full movie

    • Sue Cavanaugh
      Sue Cavanaugh

      It's on HBOmax right now streaming.

    • guitaro5000

      Go to the theater.

  • Shawn The Cyborg
    Shawn The Cyborg

    This movie was really cathartic for us homesick Latinos

  • emily

    daya and rosa the duo i never knew i needed

  • Ky Hartley
    Ky Hartley

    8:15 I'm sorry, but that in unison clap with 100+ people is just *Italian chef kiss*

  • emily

    can we also appreciate jon m chu? he did amazing as the director!!

  • Magdalis Almodovar
    Magdalis Almodovar

    Can't wait to see it..❤ . Latinos in the house in the heights.

  • swirling 54
    swirling 54

    I LOVE this!!!

  • Charlie Mushahwar
    Charlie Mushahwar


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    Dmitry Bahrt


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  • Mark Wilken
    Mark Wilken

    I saw this yesterday and was definitely not disappointed. As far as musicals go, this one has set the benchmark ridiculously high. A brilliant story, amazing music and the choreography was breathtaking. If you can see it in a cinema, do so. The music and bright colours will blow your head off! 10/10

    • M M
      M M

      i saw it today and it had me with my mouth wide open, just breathtaking. I hope people support it so we can get more musicals like this

  • The Beast Is Here
    The Beast Is Here

    You can sense a sort of a perfected Disney song and dance type of style to this

  • Ajee Vijayakumar
    Ajee Vijayakumar

    god covid lockdown hit rosa hard



  • nia boogie
    nia boogie

    saw it yesterday, AMAZING, and best believe y’all will cry😭❤️

  • Tony The Tuna
    Tony The Tuna

    This is EPIC!

  • Angel Omar
    Angel Omar

    🤩B E A U T I F U L✨


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  • Ivan Fajardo
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  • Stephanie Ramos
    Stephanie Ramos

    This is so emotional for me. As a kid growing up not far in the Bronx I was taught that there was nothing special about my community, my heritage, or my family’s native language. And I grew to resent those things that made me “different” from other kids. Being able to see these bodegas, our culture, the streets not just represented but CELEBRATED makes me tear up, man. It’s so beautiful. I might have to watch this by myself so I don’t end up crying the whole way through in front of my abuela 😂

  • The wacky track squad
    The wacky track squad

    I love in the hieghts

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  • Ruperto Romero
    Ruperto Romero

    Oscar, for best picture...

  • e c
    e c

    So this is the movie Ariana was talking about!

    • Razik Boston
      Razik Boston

      Ariana Grande? She spoke about it?

  • The wacky track squad
    The wacky track squad

    I watched the actually movie it’s SOOOOO good