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.

  • The wacky track squad
    The wacky track squad

    I watched the actually movie it’s SOOOOO good

  • Afrolord

    How many times I’ve watched this is unbelievable..

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  • Tim Sawyer
    Tim Sawyer

    7:10 Wah! They did that absolutely HUGE choreographed dance scene just for the reflection shot! haha Crazy! I don't get into musicals, but I'm pretty sure I'll be watching this one!

  • León Azul
    León Azul

    I still cant get over the fact that this guy can afford Timberlands but he cant get his fridge to work. People still read the paper?!

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    Jala cell

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  • Giullian Gavin Lonzame
    Giullian Gavin Lonzame

    Roblox moment

  • Invest_in_dogecoin

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  • Invest_in_dogecoin

    True Dominicans are of majority European descent

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  • impromptu

    I’ve lived in the heights all my life. Can tell you it was completely misrepresented. Washington Heights, officially known as “little Dominican Republic” is all about Dominicans.Hard core. This movie was a nice movie about Lin Manuel’s puertorican culture, set in this neighborhood where puertoricans don’t live. I think he was thinking about a west side story Spanish Harlem. But definitely not Washington heights. From the moment that the icy vendor did not call his product yunyun: I already knew this had Nothing to do with the Dominican experience in the heights. The entire movie played salsa. Not bachata or merengue. Most of the cast is puertorican and the only one that was Dominican, was portraying a puertorican girl in the movie lol. The only true representation of Dominicans in this movie, was the strong desire of Dominicans to go back to DR.

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  • S_ vlog101
    S_ vlog101

    Yes all of these songs sounds like Hamilton 🧡

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    Cowelarey Brdayanes

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  • Bob Joeman
    Bob Joeman

    What did Sonny try to slide to Usnavi on Vanessa's coffee?

  • Robert Strong-Morse
    Robert Strong-Morse

    "I got cafe but no con Leche" I love the fact that it isn't translated.

  • Robert Strong-Morse
    Robert Strong-Morse

    "Why are you named us Navi" "well when my dad came to new york he saw the statue of liberty and right next to it a boat name us navy 6"

  • Dina Mirm.
    Dina Mirm.

    This is so Lin manuel miranda. Wonder if this is how he sees his world.

  • Thomas Roo
    Thomas Roo

    Just seems like a New York thing. Not sure why a lot of people getting prideful of their nationality. Im also confused on how this is emotional

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou

    When Lin said "como siempre señor usnavi" 😭😭😭😭😭😭 THE FEELS

  • Sapphire Gibson
    Sapphire Gibson

    The cinematography, the musicality, the storytelling, the characters, etc. You can tell this movie was made with authenticity and pure love. Byeeee the first 8 minutes were amazing. I’m definitely going to see the rest of the movie.💯

  • clara ablablubabe
    clara ablablubabe

    ok but i swear if it dosent come to all the latino countries....

  • Sapphire Gibson
    Sapphire Gibson

    This shot @ 7:23 is absolutely BEAUTIFUL

    • asioe kiou
      asioe kiou

      and changed some details 😭 the movie looked very good visually tho and I thought a lot of the actors did a good job 👍🏻

  • Daniel Halawi
    Daniel Halawi

    Amazing movie loved it, watching from the U.K. I have always loved Latin culture and music

  • Sunny

    Honestly spent the whole movie crying. My mom works as a house keeper/handy man so when *spoiler alert?* abuela talks about how her mom’s hands were burned from the chemicals I understood what she meant. It’s small details that hit hard.

  • Holly

    YES ADDRESSING THE CAMERA!! finally a musical that knows what we want. so excited to see this

  • broi

    ok, real talk though, i’ve really only heard of this by name and it started showing up so much more (obviously because of the film adaptation) and then when i watched it today, at 2:02 i LITERALLY SCREAMED AT THE TAKE THE A TRAIN REFERENCE

  • ccaaddnn

    Pan caliente, café con leche ♫

  • That_Broadway_Guy

    Dang I watched this today and it was probably one of the best musical adaptations I’ve ever seen hands down. Of course I gotta have this scene on replay though it’s just amazing

  • Vanessa Walsh
    Vanessa Walsh

    5:12 I would be shook if that was Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.

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  • Baruc Ulloa
    Baruc Ulloa

    Why Lawrens is working on a store?

  • Lance Kuznitz
    Lance Kuznitz

    OMG this movie is fantastic!! Singing and dancing brought a smile to my face.

  • Clover Kua Pei Yen
    Clover Kua Pei Yen

    Its so good to see the Hamilton cast in this movie. I can't wait to watch this movie when it releases.

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  • Fernanda Mendoza
    Fernanda Mendoza

    Don't mind me, this is my personal replay button 5:14

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  • Amanda

    I thought the movie was okay. I wasn’t a fan of Vanessa’s character, and wasn’t a huge fan of Nina, especially in “Breathe”. And I don’t like how they took some of the songs out and changed some details 😭 the movie looked very good visually tho and I thought a lot of the actors did a good job 👍🏻

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  • Paola Bueso
    Paola Bueso

    What a masterpiece! I just saw the movie on HBO Max and it is absolutely stunning. Thank you for making this beautiful project a reality! 🙌🙌🙌

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    T Movies

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  • Iconic Unnie
    Iconic Unnie

    um off topic but Daniella and Carla are dating in this and its duckin adorable

  • CrankyScientist

    One minute you are fighting the British in South Carolina, the next I guess you're running a bodega?

  • Mara

    I’m really stoned and so excited, this looks so amazing that I want to cry. I finally get to see In the Heights.

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  • sub fairy
    sub fairy

    Im Asian but ssoooo excited to watch this! so beautiful!

  • Віка Г.
    Віка Г.

    As someone who grew up in a rural, Ukrainian community in Canada, I can say that even I felt nostalgia watching the film in the theatre tonight.

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  • Zippydodah Quirk
    Zippydodah Quirk

    Seems kind of dumb

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  • RAG718

    Who else caught that FAKE CGI in the pool scene 😂 😂

    • Griffin Gentry
      Griffin Gentry

      That hella threw me off

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    Rodrick Kumar


  • gfan105

    I am watching this scene again after seeing the movie in theaters....hands down better the second time. This movie was an unexpected masterpiece. Already buying the tickets to see it again 😂❤️

  • Jonathon Carmack
    Jonathon Carmack

    The movie was epic definitely Oscar worthy GREAT JOB!!

  • gfan105

    This movie was stupid good

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    Some random youtube channel

    I literally cheered in my living room when I saw Olga Merediz! Oh yes!!

  • Zelda Handel
    Zelda Handel

    Carla kissing Daniella on the cheek makes me so happy every single time I see it. its so cute!!

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  • Kenneth Williams
    Kenneth Williams

    So am I to assume that everyone on here is a Broadway fan and lin-manuel Miranda fan as well just like me? As a matter of fact Lin is the reason I got into theatre and songwriting. I remember my mother taking me to see In the Heights on Broadway in 2008 I was so starstruck by everything, the music, the singing, the dancing. Just inspired by Lin to write my own musical. So I must ask your opinion Broadway nerds. What do you think about a musical of The Harlem Renaissance?

  • belle

    Just came from watching it-BEST MOVIE EVER!

  • Derron

    "We had to assert our dignity in small ways little details that tell the world we are not invisible."

  • Danni McKnight
    Danni McKnight


  • Ernest Trejo
    Ernest Trejo

    No way I’m watching a musical. Especially about Puerto Rican’s

  • Jenna Fox
    Jenna Fox

    7:42 starts and I have chills oml

  • Elijah Horton
    Elijah Horton

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  • Charlie War
    Charlie War

    I adored this movie!!! Abuela’s scene was the best.

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  • JC Mat
    JC Mat

    As a Dominican living in Canada, this has left me in pure awe… 😎❤️

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  • Enoch Bang
    Enoch Bang

    The opening scene nearly made me cry in the theater... The shots with people working to make ends meet while they sing "We came to work and to live and we got a lot in common...It reminds me that I came from miles away", their struggles & dreams were similar with those of my immigrant community in Queens. It is so good to see this representation on the big screen; glad this movie was made!

  • evansquilt

    This looks FANTASTIC.

  • Robert Peterson
    Robert Peterson

    I am curious to how this is compared to the musical on Broadway.

  • Kit Kat
    Kit Kat

    Mongrel ghetto.

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  • mijuo roui
    mijuo roui

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    • mijuo roui
      mijuo roui

      Omg I'm beyond excited!!

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  • Emily Valentin
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  • Emily Valentin
    Emily Valentin

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  • Emily Valentin
    Emily Valentin

    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

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  • Araceli Reyes
    Araceli Reyes

    Seeing so many POC makes me so happy 😭

  • francisco tirado
    francisco tirado

    It is more puerto rican de Latin x

  • Alonso Guzman
    Alonso Guzman

    why is this thumbnail bad?

  • Sassy Fighter
    Sassy Fighter

    I can't wait, I am going on Monday to see it. Reserved seating, so that is the soonest I could get. Once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker.

  • Mystic Star
    Mystic Star

    I'm gonna watch it this weekened!!!!

  • Cinna

    We got the whole theater to ourselves so I could sing as loud as I wanted!

  • Jaxonell Belurin
    Jaxonell Belurin

    I may or may not have cried my eyes out during the abuela Claudia scenes the foreshadowing leading towards the moment was just… wow

  • Fräulein Frosch
    Fräulein Frosch

    Omg I'm beyond excited!!

  • Spenser Abadia
    Spenser Abadia

    I was not expecting this style of film but I’m loving it and I can’t wait to see it fully.

  • aliyxh

    I just got done watching the movie and it is absolutely AMAZING

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