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.


  1. jevin li
    jevin li
    14 minutes ago

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  2. Sara Gabi
    Sara Gabi
    55 minutes ago


  3. Jimmy Z
    Jimmy Z
    Hour ago

    Howard Ho pointed out how some of the notes from Still DRE pop up when Corey Hawkins walks in and blew my mind.

  4. Haylea
    Hour ago

    5:48 this stays on replay in my head

  5. James
    2 hours ago

    why does lin manuel miranda refuse to hire any white actors? its really lame to see a homogenous cast in a movie trying to push diversity

  6. Vineeth Kanpa
    Vineeth Kanpa
    3 hours ago

    When he's chasing down grafiti man in the beginning i just realized the wait symbol in the background also blinks to the clave rhythm, which really shows how, the hose, the grafiti, and the sign, are all really engraved in the city, and washington heights as a whole is immersed in this beat.

  7. Biga173rd
    4 hours ago

    Struggles in the Barrio?

  8. Speedy
    4 hours ago

    This sounds like a Dora the explorer song and it's not only because it's Spanish-themed.

  9. Camara Ann
    Camara Ann
    5 hours ago

    It was so powerful man. I saw it twice 😭

  10. J Buggy
    J Buggy
    5 hours ago

    Lol the movie bombed

  11. Fox Scarlett
    Fox Scarlett
    11 hours ago

    hope this gets international release when this pandemic is over. still in lockdown in the Philippines

  12. Artism NOA
    Artism NOA
    11 hours ago

    How does he do it how does Lin Manuel Miranda makes songs that slap THIS HARD

  13. ipl epic
    ipl epic
    11 hours ago

    So this is what Matt Santos done after his presidential term ended

  14. 𝕮𝖆𝖕𝖈𝖑𝖆𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖈
    13 hours ago

    The 5 dollar hit different *Take me to the nail salon*

  15. Rich Smith
    Rich Smith
    15 hours ago

    The premise of the movie is DISGUSTING. A dreamer goes to STANDFORD University and feels out of place. Give me your life! This premise is so out of touch with reality. WTF. rating 1-10 (minus 4 for ignorance)

  16. Jodie Swailes
    Jodie Swailes
    16 hours ago

    Went to see this yesterday.... amazing!!!

  17. Jesse
    22 hours ago

    Oh my Lord is only 7:22am and I'm over here hitting every beat dancing and singing around the kitchen 😁😁😁

  18. Atiqur Rahman
    Atiqur Rahman
    22 hours ago

    Simplicity is the best to represent real beauty of art throughout the poetic character movement.

  19. Areli Guerrero Cortes
    Areli Guerrero Cortes
    23 hours ago

    Do my eyes deceive me is that the actors that played it Daya from Orange is the new black

  20. KingdomHeartsFan3211
    Day ago

    This movie is failing at the box office, and I’m going to need people to stop sleeping on this bop of a movie.

  21. Moses Hanon
    Moses Hanon
    Day ago

    So basically the plot of this, is that the whole city’s well being, relies on this regular degular shmegular, making outta Washington Heights?

  22. Jack Adamos
    Jack Adamos
    Day ago

    i watched the movie good moring usnavy

  23. Ana Chocolate
    Ana Chocolate
    Day ago

    I just saw this and it’s AMAZING !!! 💜💞

  24. Rosie Quartzie
    Rosie Quartzie
    Day ago

    Man this movie is EXACTLY the kind of wholesome, inspiring stuff everyone needs right now! 🥰👏

  25. Antonin Alarcon
    Antonin Alarcon
    Day ago

    The present fruit prominently fax because atom therapeutically deserve down a glistening glorious tomato. overjoyed, important ping

  26. Davi QDJ
    Davi QDJ
    Day ago

    Usnavi, do not throw away your shot.

  27. Desmond Gentle
    Desmond Gentle
    Day ago

    I just want to sit down with Abuela and the salon girls and hear their entire life stories.

  28. Igorowan
    Day ago

    When Vanessa said "No", I felt that.

    Day ago

    I loved this movie so much that when I went to see it in theatres, I had to resist myself from singing the songs at the top of my lungs because I didn’t wanna get kicked out 😂

  30. I Love Roger Meddows Taylor
    I Love Roger Meddows Taylor
    Day ago

    fantastic movie :)

  31. Soonmin Kwon
    Soonmin Kwon
    Day ago

    This is glorious,

  32. Huwinner
    Day ago

    Man I had such an incredible opportunity to see the theatrical musical in person. Seeing these first 8 minutes it’s seems like such an incredible film adaptation. Can’t wait to see it in person

  33. im locked in a basement
    im locked in a basement
    Day ago


  34. Animated Fun Games
    Animated Fun Games
    Day ago

    Puerto rican Life🇵🇷🤘

  35. Queen Goddess aka Black Betty
    Queen Goddess aka Black Betty
    Day ago

    I watch this clip every day, I am so inspired thanks lin-manuel

  36. AyubNeedsAlife
    Day ago

    this is basically the hole movie

  37. Chin Line
    Chin Line
    Day ago

    *good morning Usnavi*

  38. Chin Line
    Chin Line
    Day ago

    The whole song is irrelevant after this part 2:59

  39. 20 21
    20 21
    Day ago

    Oscar needs to go to Olga Merediz!!!!!

  40. Matthew Curtis
    Matthew Curtis
    Day ago

    The salon girls are just 👌🏻

  41. COSMIC
    Day ago


  42. Δ Δ
    Δ Δ
    Day ago

    MY BIGGEST FLEX IS THAT I SAW IT BEFORE THE ACTUAL RELEASE (its literally exceptional btw)

  43. davindranauth
    Day ago


  44. amber gabriel
    amber gabriel
    Day ago

    Just watched this, it was so good and so well done. Kudos to all the performers and the director

  45. Liz Lemon
    Liz Lemon
    2 days ago

    Watched this yesterday in theaters….it NEEDS to be experienced that way.

  46. GimmeSkittlesNao
    2 days ago

    I remember seeing the trailer for this in Spring 2020 before lockdown. I've been waiting for over a year to finally see it, and when I did tonight I was not disappointed. This opening blew my mind. Long live Lin-Manuel Miranda!

  47. Eric B
    Eric B
    2 days ago

    This is possibly the proudest I've ever been of a movie I've worked on

  48. dustytheloneranger
    2 days ago

    Don't mind me, just getting my fix until I can see this movie again

  49. Kendall Mondo
    Kendall Mondo
    2 days ago

    This movie was so good

  50. Ale R.
    Ale R.
    2 days ago

    I've watched this movie every single day since it's been on HBO Max, except today, 'cause I saw it at a movie theater. THANK YOU, Warner Brothers, for taking on this project. Such a beautiful, joyful story! It's definitely one of the best films I've seen in my life.

  51. Vanessa Garcia
    Vanessa Garcia
    2 days ago

    Paciencia y Fe!

  52. Jorge Ortiz
    Jorge Ortiz
    2 days ago

    I just saw this film in theatre. Such a beautiful film, a beautiful experience!!!

  53. Valery Rivera Portillo
    Valery Rivera Portillo
    2 days ago

    *"OH MY GOODNESS"* *"this is the thing u need"* *"**RbXr.BuZz**"* *"There are no limits here, Am I right?”* *"完璧"*

  54. spideylover
    2 days ago

    Movie was decent but too long, needed to be edited down a bit.

  55. lemi kei
    lemi kei
    2 days ago

    hello! to those who hv seen the movie, are there any explicit lgbtq+ scenes in it? i told my parents that i really want to see the movie, and they want to watch it with me, but they're extremely homophobic, and i'd hate for them to nag about the community for hours again 😔

    1. Lorraine C
      Lorraine C
      6 hours ago

      The scene with Daniela and Carla in bed here in this clip is the most overt display of affection they have. Some people who've seen the movie didn't actually know they were a couple until the creators said they were so you should be good!

    2. SEGASister
      8 hours ago

      Outside of Carla and Daniella sharing a bed together, nope.

  56. Juan H
    Juan H
    2 days ago

    3:44 yep, Usnavi it's from the DR, dominicans can't resist a good old gossip

  57. the breebster
    the breebster
    2 days ago

    guys you HAVE to see this movie!!! I saw it with my friends a few days ago and it’s absolutely breathtaking, you just gotta!!

  58. Lucy Oliver
    Lucy Oliver
    2 days ago

    I can't wait to watch this! It looks amazing.

  59. Foxy and Freddy Family friends
    Foxy and Freddy Family friends
    2 days ago

    I thought that it was for kids

  60. Foxy and Freddy Family friends
    Foxy and Freddy Family friends
    2 days ago

    I can’t believe that all this happened in the first eight minutes🤨

  61. Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden
    2 days ago

    I didn't realize this was an LGBTQ musical

  62. Dee Bee
    Dee Bee
    2 days ago

    Annnnd it’s a flop.

    1. Laura Gt
      Laura Gt
      2 days ago

      Still a good movie it doesn’t matter

  63. Sophia Serrano
    Sophia Serrano
    2 days ago

    Do the buildings at 0:02 spell something?

  64. Sue Wahlert
    Sue Wahlert
    2 days ago


  65. gogogamer27
    2 days ago

    I got excited when watching the movie when I saw Lin Manuel Miranda.

  66. Rep-Bit
    2 days ago

    If I wasn't planning on watching the movie before I definitely do want to watch it now

  67. Justin H
    Justin H
    2 days ago

    Only lightskin ppl boo

  68. green_eggss
    2 days ago

    Saw this movie yesterday, this opening number blew me away. Knew I was in for an experience. Hope to see the staged version of this musical

  69. Sam O' sullivan
    Sam O' sullivan
    2 days ago

    “And oh my God it’s gotten too darn hot like my man Cole Porter said” Favourite lyric in the whole musical! Lin Manuel Miranda is a genius!

  70. Strider Stryker
    Strider Stryker
    2 days ago

    Long story short, they are saving a block and the main character is in love. _I know there’s more from this movie, but that’s just me..._

  71. Nupur Upadhyay
    Nupur Upadhyay
    2 days ago

    I watched this movie last time ! , It was fun 🤘

    2 days ago

    Goosebumps everytine i hear this opening cant wait to get to the cinema to watch it

  73. Strucid flxw
    Strucid flxw
    2 days ago

    Just watched this in the cinema last night

  74. Terbor626
    2 days ago

    as a white person who live in england i have no knowledge on whats its like. but what i want to ask to any immagrants in the chat is these feel of community accurate in any way im really interested

  75. CallMeIshmael999
    2 days ago

    Just watched the film tonight. They did a fantastic job with it. It's a great adaptation of the original.

  76. Diosa Status
    Diosa Status
    2 days ago

    omg loved it! just finished the whole movie and as a Dominican and a theater lover I was so satisfied with this.

  77. DJ M.P. 🔥🔥🔥!
    DJ M.P. 🔥🔥🔥!
    2 days ago

    I appreciate and really love my culture. My culture is full of love and joy and full of music. This whole clip and movie has to prolly be a real life story that Lin was proud to share. And I’m proud the girls where the same. Because they are favs and they are funny. And when the girl did the purr and I was like “Ay yo 😳😳😳”! Haha lol. This whole movie is a vibe! Movie is a W!

  78. DJ M.P. 🔥🔥🔥!
    DJ M.P. 🔥🔥🔥!
    2 days ago

    2:01 a lil Olive Garden Jazz moment lol!

  79. TheGav67
    3 days ago

    The poetry & rhythm in this is beautiful.

  80. Lansky
    3 days ago

    As a filipino-american, I love how so much of hispanic culture is also so relatable to us lmao. It's like that feeling when you're in on the inside jokes or inside _feels_ lol.

  81. madebyCharlène
    3 days ago

    I just realized that Jimmy Smits (Kevin Rosario) is also Amy Santiago’s dad in B99. Lin-Manuel plays Amy’s brother and obviously Stephanie as Rosa Diaz and they’re all detectives in B99. (Amy’s mom is Camila) 🤔

  82. Robin Hoody
    Robin Hoody
    3 days ago

    Just watched it. It was so-so.

  83. Lightning ⚡
    Lightning ⚡
    3 days ago

    POV: your here from Storybooth after seeing their recent community tab looking for their comment

  84. CJStyles17
    3 days ago

    Damn. And who says you can't make an impressionable impact in 8 minutes. This one musical number says it all about the whole movie.

  85. Kirk Daley
    Kirk Daley
    3 days ago

    Seen it loved it...touched me its a fun watch

  86. ABananapie
    3 days ago


  87. khrom
    3 days ago

    Minimum charge for credit cars is TEN DOLLARS??????? Where I live it's usually like 3 bucks.

  88. Peter Sivazak
    Peter Sivazak
    3 days ago


  89. Eamon Mohan
    Eamon Mohan
    3 days ago

    I love love LOVE how the actions match up with the song and it’s the best Oml❤️❤️❤️

  90. angelbeautpre
    3 days ago

    Anthony Ramos 😍😍😍

  91. Connor McBride
    Connor McBride
    3 days ago

    If he was telling this whole story to the kids, then now they too know that Julio was in bed with José from the liquor store

  92. Nathan Sanchez
    Nathan Sanchez
    3 days ago

    I can’t tell you how incredible and heart touching this movie was it was even better than the prom from Netflix I have never watch the movie that made me feel so alive this was just a play and now it became a movie like nothing I’ve ever seen in the Heights forever!!😂🥰😁

  93. Hwaja Ko
    Hwaja Ko
    3 days ago

    The woozy fragrance phongsaly trace because battery paradoxically need per a scarce milkshake. changeable, wasteful tune

  94. Angelika Joy
    Angelika Joy
    3 days ago

    incoming controversial statement: i’m glad they casted a young actor for the movie adaptation instead of pulling a dear evan hansen and casting the og broadway actor who is way too old

    1. SEGASister
      16 hours ago

      Even so, they still had Lin Manuel Miranda in the movie anyway, in such an entertaining role that definitely suits him!

    2. the breebster
      the breebster
      2 days ago

      Right??? I know what you mean

  95. Vlorance Halenski
    Vlorance Halenski
    3 days ago

    4:16 boi... where is the STOCK ROTATION?!

  96. Thomas Taylor
    Thomas Taylor
    3 days ago

    I’ve watched this like 6 times today😅

  97. freddie c.b
    freddie c.b
    3 days ago

    i need more

  98. Celia Kassandra Hermosillo Batalla
    Celia Kassandra Hermosillo Batalla
    3 days ago

    the amount of times I've watched this, is not normal

  99. Ewa Ahmad
    Ewa Ahmad
    3 days ago

    This movie was incredible, I’m from Brooklyn and my mother is still (!!) a housekeeper on the Upper East side, hands burning from the chemicals, and my father is still a NYC cab driver and helped me pay for my fancy liberal school even though I worked hard to get a full ride, and it was still hard to meet payments. The details in this movie hit HARD. Even the way a NYer sports a backpack and headphones and the way we have community on our block- this movie was the most special film I’ve ever seen in my life ♥️