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.

  • ItzAnise

    Kevin Ocotan really hated this lol

  • Dagger

    anyone notice how in this scene he is in the crowd but not in the center because he doesnt realize how important being a streetlight is, then when he owns that at the end of the movie he in the center of the dance.

  • Jason Chilado
    Jason Chilado

    Unfortunate that a really good movie like this bombed at the box office

  • Carrot boy
    Carrot boy

    i love the oh no no no part

  • CaptainWillhem

    Can someone tel what the song sounds like at 2:02

    • NoahDoesThings18

      I’m guessing latin music.

  • Beatrix Palmer
    Beatrix Palmer

    When Usnavi steps in gum 0:23 his face be like … damn im on camera :((

  • Beatrix Palmer
    Beatrix Palmer

    When Anthony sings with the window “LEGACY“ (im a Hamilton fan)(don’t judge)

  • Josemaría Tito
    Josemaría Tito


  • Hugh Janus
    Hugh Janus

    I hate how they changed the lyrics to Usnavi and Kevin Rosario's interaction, they really couldn't think of anything better??

  • Fiona Groves
    Fiona Groves

    In the hights

  • leynn

    2:27 carla kissed daniela whsgwhwgajgs

    • Envy DeSaad
      Envy DeSaad


  • Sebastian martinez diaz
    Sebastian martinez diaz

    5:25 like when you're a baker and see he adds evaporated milk instead of condensed milk

  • Another Person
    Another Person

    I have been listening to this on repeat for a few days now and its still bomb.

  • yah yah crittendon
    yah yah crittendon


  • Carlos Nino
    Carlos Nino

    Who else has watched this 100 + times since it was taken off HBO Max?!

  • 30secondstomarsMBH

    That last part is so powerful. I don't know why, considering I'm Black, I'm not Puerto Rican or Dominican (Republic, I am half Jamaican and half from Commonwealth of Dominica, the tiny island) but the way the music swells, and the power behind his voice. He starts off the song chill, but there's a determination behind his voice as the song goes on, and by the time he gets to that point, it's almost sheer pride. Best way I can explain is as if everyone's been talking down his homeland and this is his opportunity to show it off, show off the amazing people and yeah.....just a lot of power. Bloody love Lin Manuel Miranda and his writing.

  • Leo Marescotti
    Leo Marescotti

    The "you'll be back" reference made the whole theatre laugh 🤣

  • Martin Hodges
    Martin Hodges

    I understand what they're saying 30... no, let's say 20 percent of the time.

  • Baś

    No matter where you emigrated from, no matter where you immigrated to, this whole play/film hits you different.

  • Ibuki Mioda
    Ibuki Mioda

    The fact the main character made a story t8me on story both makes me wanna watch this so much more

  • Mr Gryf
    Mr Gryf

    Is it still Corner Store Hamilton if it was the one came before ?

  • Elegant Crime Junkie Hernandez
    Elegant Crime Junkie Hernandez

    I love Washington Heights Best Best Child memories. The 4th of July's are the best!

  • jose ap santos
    jose ap santos

    Boa noite, muito bom esse filme. Adorei o vídeo.

  • John Dunn
    John Dunn

    I thought the casting was phenomenal. This is Lin’s baby and I thought it was cool how he chose Ramos to play Us Navy instead of himself.

  • Kyle Lin
    Kyle Lin

    bro the take the a train reference was crazyyyyy

  • Johnny Hatten
    Johnny Hatten

    Amazing! I play this over and over and have watched the movie 4 times already. Hail to all involved in this Classic!

  • Brent Thomas Salvaleon
    Brent Thomas Salvaleon

    I'm so excited Hamilton

  • Eggboi


  • dc

    I’m on only here for 2:59

  • Brittany Barba
    Brittany Barba

    Who’s here after they took it off HBO MAX!! I can’t get enough

  • Unknown

    I absolutely loved this movie. Amazing story and amazing actors. This movie makes me proud to be a New Yorker.

  • Mark Duck
    Mark Duck

    Lmao why am I just hearing the pronouns.. the salon ladies are talking about a husband cheating on his wife with a man 🤣😭

    • Jansean Hernane
      Jansean Hernane

      It's also like that on the original

  • Minjae


  • Hayley

    The first song sounds like Hamilton I love it ❤️

  • Dark Helmet
    Dark Helmet

    “Let me just listen to my block” This happens MUCH later in the film.


    Its beautiful... it's wonderful... it finally feels like my people are being seen... they got literally everything correct... I love it...

  • YukinAllen

    The children dancing blew me away! I would have never been able to dance that good at their ages(guessing based on their size and faces)

  • slushy

    Can someone count how many times lin appears. Man was everywhere in the movie lol

  • κουρασμένος xox
    κουρασμένος xox

    Okay but Carla and Daniela waking up together 🤍. This movie has so much represention of everything, this has my heart!

  • Nilak the Prophet
    Nilak the Prophet

    It took me the longest time to realize that 2:26 is Daniela and Carla.

  • Olle Forsberg
    Olle Forsberg

    So Rosa and Amy's dad shops at the same corner store.

  • Random Lmao
    Random Lmao


  • Random Lmao
    Random Lmao


  • Mjsmile5731


  • manemebasat

    I've been told that the name Usnavi comes from the times when US sailors were stationed in DR and had the patch that says US NAVY.

    • manemebasat

      @Sami Khalil The explanation about the name? I didn't watch the movie.

    • Sami Khalil
      Sami Khalil

      Yea it’s in the movie

  • Jollyroger96


  • MoonieTheMenace

    Okay, but Daniela and Carla waking up together and Carla gives her a kiss on the cheek,,, that made my heart soft

  • LizzieShiro

    The dance choreography hits too hard and I love every moment of it.

  • ashlynn gurupatham
    ashlynn gurupatham

    Am I the only one obsessed with Vanessa's shoes?!?!

  • Joyce Lee
    Joyce Lee

    vanessa’s entrance!!! *chefs kisses*

  • $!¥0

    5:12 is my favourite part

  • Peppertice

    I'm just gonna- 0:42


    The choreography in this is just nuts, point blank. For musicals West Side Story is probably regarded as having the best choreography because of that opening scene with the jets, but that ending sequence where they just started going faster and faster was mind boggling and fascinating to watch. The salsa was already good but then the street view where they picked it difficult and complex

  • ed weer
    ed weer

    Ryan shut up you don't have a dad

  • swxxtie

    are we just gonna talk abt how the beat and lyrics sound kinda like hamilton.. lin knew what he was doin 😏

    • Peppertice

      Ayo 😏

  • hcroussette

    I don't get why he says his syntax is highly complicated? It sounds pretty straightforward to me

  • N F
    N F

    Watched this in the cinema twice and i need it out for rent or sale already, like i want to binge to it non-stop, help.

    • N F
      N F

      @SuperJackster01 still not soon enough

    • SuperJackster01

      It’s coming to Blu-Ray August 31st

  • Sierra Nicole
    Sierra Nicole

    usnavi’s “ayo good morning” gets me every time bro i feel like hes flirting with me

    • Beatrix Palmer
      Beatrix Palmer

      Me to

    • Peppertice

      Yesss I'm glad I'm not the only one

  • Alberto R
    Alberto R

    Daniela-Carla-Cuca’s introduction is *chef’s kiss*

  • ツVøid x dønuts
    ツVøid x dønuts

    14 years later will be a classic

  • Kareem

    Am I the only one that loved that there are children in here killing it. Love it.

  • TheStarFishy

    I'm watching this for the 164th time right now.

    • Joshua Adams
      Joshua Adams

      Same😂 it’s so good

    • Cam_love


    • Klt Torres
      Klt Torres


    • Chrisyup 3000yeet
      Chrisyup 3000yeet

      Same XD

    • Annika McDavid
      Annika McDavid

      I'm going to see it for the second time tomorrow

  • R62A 2250 Transit Productions
    R62A 2250 Transit Productions


  • Raphael Flores
    Raphael Flores

    this movie was soooo good

  • Ryan Brown
    Ryan Brown

    I need me a Vanessa

  • EmilyLove

    love this. i could rewatch this 50 times! (i have) legit I GOT CHILLS

  • EmilyLove

    i got chills

  • stuart smith
    stuart smith

    Seen the movie 3 times now and won't be my last, have the book and the soundtrack is on constant repeat on Spotify, the film is an absolute classic, the stories, the singing, great characters and amazing choreography. One of my favourite films ever, DVD on pre order also.

  • Lewis Taylor
    Lewis Taylor



    This movie got me crying because my Abuela Died Before I saw this movie.

  • Simon J
    Simon J

    Best key change *down* (a tone) like - ever - when the cousin enters. 4:03. Makes that passage of music sound sooo good!

  • Simon J
    Simon J

    Still really upset that this incredible film bombed in cinemas. So I'm showing this clip to as many people as possible. Maybe word of mouth will spread in coming years, and people will eventually see it at home.

    • Dick Riggles
      Dick Riggles

      It was terrible. And depressing.

    • Ronnie R
      Ronnie R

      Some people, including myself, just aren't up for a musical all the time. That doesn't mean I don't think the camera work, cinematography, choreography etc. aren't damn good. Just means I wasn't going to be running to see it in theaters.


    Anybody else think that bennys voice sounds weird and choppy when he’s singing, but kinda likes it.

  • Terence John Cortez
    Terence John Cortez

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Sebastián Pavez
    Sebastián Pavez


  • stella


  • Jaime Peralta
    Jaime Peralta

    Absolute masterpiece

  • Robitoughin


  • pjm 1995
    pjm 1995

    does any kind soul knows where i can watch in the heights with subtitles? english is not my native language so i need them

  • Chris

    Yo! Cuca is way hotter than Vanessa.

  • AJ Caberto
    AJ Caberto

    I love that they made Vanessa so likeable in the movie. I remember watching the musical and finding Vanessa incredibly one noted. I didn’t fully like her until she showed some vulnerability in the end during Cold Champagne.

    • steven aguirre
      steven aguirre

      Vanessa in 96,000 was 🤯 them vocals were amazing

  • SimplyxAva #stopanimaltesting
    SimplyxAva #stopanimaltesting

    Yess I just watched it in the movies and I LOVE IT!!

  • jamielowndes

    Ive never been so proud of the latin heritage that I dont have. Amazing film

  • Nicolas Rios
    Nicolas Rios

    It's so weird to see Usnavi talking to Usnavi.

  • Dilly Dally
    Dilly Dally

    ayo usnavi be looking a little cute tho

  • Adamaris_ Lopez
    Adamaris_ Lopez

    haven’t seen the movie but feeling the spirit so far ! Loving it ! and I’m from queens nyc I need to watch the rest .

  • A little bit of Monika
    A little bit of Monika

    "Cause I immigrated from the single greatest little place in the Caribbean: Dominican Republic! I love it!" * INSTANT TEARS *

    • Yoshizawa-san

      @Jollyroger96 lmao legit whole plot of the story

    • Jollyroger96

      Then why doesn’t he go back

    • Yoshizawa-san

      Jesus I’m jealous of it

    • Filmy Mela
      Filmy Mela

      This video gave me a headache. Geez, Easy pass. Thankyou Warner Bros. for this video 🙏

    • SimplyxAva #stopanimaltesting
      SimplyxAva #stopanimaltesting

      Oml yes tears :-

  • That Guy
    That Guy

    Roses are red, Violets are blue, Ive watched this 200 times, And so have you

    • stuart smith
      stuart smith

      3 times for the movie and counting, 100 times and more listening to the soundtrack

  • bangkernow

    Such a good opening to a film 👍

  • Michelle

    hamilton vibes

    • Bluebird313

      I can't tell if you're joking or not

  • Nia

    Thai song makes me wanna live in Washington heights😂

  • Krewxmxlti


  • iiRxmpxge

    2:27 *lesbeans* :)

  • Ruhi Kabra
    Ruhi Kabra


  • Ka'Toine Dixon
    Ka'Toine Dixon

    5:13 was fire that whole part was genius as the whole scene!!

  • Ice Leaf
    Ice Leaf

    Best film of the decade 💓🔥💓

  • NRG Quizz
    NRG Quizz

    This flim is amazing

  • Mélanie

    I just watched this movie at the cine tonight with my best friend. It was soooo great want to see it again as fast as possible !

  • Gavin Linco
    Gavin Linco

    Eeeuuuggghhhhhh he’s tuff

  • Lauren Conrad
    Lauren Conrad

    Greatest movie musical opening ever, no question. This director said to himself, I'm going to film "Tradition" but in Washington Heights and he surpassed even that. Just, wow.

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