In The Heights - First 8 Minutes

In The Heights is in theaters and streaming exclusively on @HBOMax THIS THURSDAY. Get Tickets:

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. sugarcookiecube


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    I hope this movie is a box office hit. Musicals are a tough sell when being released against action or horror films.

  2. Inkeri Rinkeli

    Inkeri Rinkeli

    17 דקות לפני

    this is how you do a MUSICAL MOVIE take notes!

  3. The Lonely Pie

    The Lonely Pie

    18 דקות לפני

    Gdhchfhr I thot it was Leslie Odom Jr.

  4. Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes

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  5. Tracy Schmidt

    Tracy Schmidt

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  6. Ale


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    Is the whole movie a song?

  7. Corey Messick

    Corey Messick

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    I remember this from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008.

  8. GyroCannon


    3 שעות לפני

    This scene is better on the second viewing. And the third. And so on.

  9. 20 21

    20 21

    3 שעות לפני

    Oscar needs to go to Olga Merediz. She embodies today's grandmother in just about any Hispanic family. Not only is the grandmother the matriarch but from the home cooking to always worrying about every family member. To skipping on taking pills because she CAN'T AFFORD TO TAKE HER PILLS. if you paid attention to the beginning where "Abuela" takes the cloths to the cleaners he charges her over a hundred dollars. This teaches everyone to speak to the elderly in there family "see if they can afford there pills". It should be free by the government for seniors for their endless years of sales tax etc tax. Pay attention to Olga's role as the grandmother, see her pain in when she walks and her gestures while talking. 👀👁️👁️👀👁️👁️👀👁️👁️ If you pay attention you will see the Oscar that Olga Merediz deserves. That pain hits home to many many many Hispanics in today's society.

  10. shedskin01


    3 שעות לפני

    The visuals of this film look stunning! Plus the choreography, the music, the performances, and the celebration of my culture and mi gente! Phenomenal collaboration of Jon M. Chu and Lin Manuel Miranda. Just cannot wait to see!!!

  11. BL4KBOLT-300


    3 שעות לפני

    I'm not into musicals, but this movie had me shooketh.. it's so good. 🤯

  12. rosalia8871


    4 שעות לפני

    I just watched and i loved 😍❤🤍💙

  13. Acacia Huey

    Acacia Huey

    4 שעות לפני

    hey! so this question is for ppl from the bronx, washington heights, whatever... would you say it has a great sense of community? i mean this is an exaggeration, obv, but i've been thinking ab moving there for a while (from cali btw). planning to visit in winter, but what is there to expect?

    • Shiloh Martin

      Shiloh Martin

      34 דקות לפני

      Yea it is I live in the Bronx area and I would say it kinda like it I mean everyone know everyone and words spread quick everyone had a dream and something they want to do when so yea.

  14. DE


    4 שעות לפני

    i cried throughout the whole movie from start to finish even during carnaval del barrio like i cried at every small detail everything meant so much THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  15. tremorsfan


    4 שעות לפני

    I’m Puerto Rican but have always identified more with my European roots. This movie makes me want to learn about my Puerto Rican roots.

  16. Arstatoid


    5 שעות לפני

    I wish there were more films like this, I love musicals but movies just haven't done it right until seeing this film. Gotta be my favorite musical.

  17. Manisha Regalla

    Manisha Regalla

    5 שעות לפני

    goosebumps all over!!!!!

  18. AK 2

    AK 2

    5 שעות לפני

    bro when anthony (or usnavi lol) says "hey yall, good morning" i swear i faint

  19. Sierra Clark

    Sierra Clark

    5 שעות לפני

    “If you declare with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9). Now is the time to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Obey His commands and repent of your sins because Jesus is coming back soon. Tomorrow isn’t promised.

  20. SpecZ


    6 שעות לפני

    I was right there when they filmed this

  21. TDJ JDT


    6 שעות לפני

    i watched the movie already and its good

  22. No No

    No No

    6 שעות לפני

    CA t wait to watch this

  23. Vince


    6 שעות לפני

    It's heartwarming to see that Anthony Ramos is continuing Lin-Manuel Miranda's legacy...

  24. Oakley toniya

    Oakley toniya

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  25. Juan Diaz

    Juan Diaz

    6 שעות לפני

    Christopher Scott did an amazing job with the choreography!! I absolutely love this musical movie!! So good!!

  26. David Lloyd-Jones

    David Lloyd-Jones

    6 שעות לפני

    I lived on West 88th -- and walked north to the low 100's...

  27. Kamila R

    Kamila R

    6 שעות לפני

    I saw the movie at the theaters

  28. April Contessa

    April Contessa

    7 שעות לפני

    This movie was live poetry. I loved it. It was amazing beginning to end. Every single song was FIRE!! Absolutely will see this at least one more time.

  29. /


    7 שעות לפני

    It's like a play. I love plays

  30. defialpro


    7 שעות לפני

    This is a classic. People will be referring to this movie decades from now. Amazing work.

  31. Chris Peplinski

    Chris Peplinski

    7 שעות לפני

    Musical movies can be hit or miss for me but it looks interesting.

  32. Debbie Vachon

    Debbie Vachon

    8 שעות לפני

    It's official. I'VE GOTTA GO SEE THAT MOVIE!

    • Christina Cope

      Christina Cope

      7 שעות לפני

      IMAX and Dolby 7.1 is worth it for this, loved it more than I expected.

  33. Faisal Calderon

    Faisal Calderon

    8 שעות לפני

    love this

  34. PracticeTyping


    8 שעות לפני

    This movie makes me ascend, it's probably one of my most favorite if not my favorite movie ever :D! The music just makes me ascend, the storyline is incredible, and the choreography and art is just amazing. It actually feels like I'm in the musical just watching from a distance, it's amazing.

  35. Doctour Two skull

    Doctour Two skull

    8 שעות לפני

    is the salon girl who flirted with him the same actress as the girl was impregnated by the cop in orange is the new black? she looks familiar

  36. Mafe Mofi

    Mafe Mofi

    8 שעות לפני

    I definitely love it, but Condensed milk? that was revealing for my ancestors.

  37. Daniel Masis

    Daniel Masis

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  38. Juan Mejia

    Juan Mejia

    8 שעות לפני

    Goosebumps! I've been waiting for this to drop for a while now. In the heights was my first ever Broadway show and I can't wait to see a full latinx cast 🔥🔥

  39. Cooking Parker

    Cooking Parker

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  40. SomeWeeb5000


    8 שעות לפני

    Bro I watched this movie first 8 minutes in and I turned it off They sing the whole movie for me to watch 2 hours of someone non stop singing instead of talking normally like what is this a Disney princess movie

    • Rosieanox


      7 שעות לפני

      I regret to inform you this was a Broadway musical. Of course it’s gonna be mostly singing.

  41. J Sweets

    J Sweets

    8 שעות לפני

    If you stay to watch after the credits you see the Valencia cakes shop ! Aghhhh god i want one so bad T-T! They don't make them like they used to anymore

  42. mahesh d

    mahesh d

    8 שעות לפני

    wasted my time. 🤦‍♂

  43. Lesly Ricardez

    Lesly Ricardez

    8 שעות לפני

    I’ve probably watched this a million times already lol 😂

  44. RyanTaco57


    9 שעות לפני

    The thing I love about this is all the latino/hispanic representation and inclusion during the whole musical, specially caribbeans. ~fellow caribbean hispanic :)

  45. Lamasahi Saboto

    Lamasahi Saboto

    9 שעות לפני

    I really related to this musical, it resonated w/ me so much, easily my favorite musical/movie

  46. Immacula B.

    Immacula B.

    9 שעות לפני

    When he said I'm going to test you later and the children laughed that was the beginning of the tears

  47. Manning Bartlett

    Manning Bartlett

    9 שעות לפני

    7:47 - freezeframe this, it is one of the most beautiful shots I have ever seen in cinema. So much hope and yearning in a single frame. John Chu is a master film-maker.

  48. Luke


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  49. Cooking Parker

    Cooking Parker

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  50. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

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  51. sushicourier


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  52. Lyndsay D

    Lyndsay D

    9 שעות לפני

    Watched this earlier today and absolutely LOVED IT. And yet, I can't stand West Side Story lol which makes zero sense to my mom. 🤷‍♀️😂

  53. ilesuon


    9 שעות לפני

    This movie is pretty good and relatable. My family is Dominican and actually lives in Washington heights. This was filmed near my house

    • bocoy noiu

      bocoy noiu

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  54. Ja Da

    Ja Da

    9 שעות לפני

    Waited on listening to the soundtrack from the musical until the film, and was not disappointed. After 3 years of listening to Hamilton non-stop (pun intended), I now have a new obsession in my future. And the cast was astounding!

  55. Avice Philbrick

    Avice Philbrick

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  56. Novbaby W

    Novbaby W

    10 שעות לפני

    I am going to say this. I did not care for it. I know that people are saying it's good for many reasons. However, my issue is the lack of diversity amongst the Hispanic community in these moves it was very whitewashed. If you know the heights it's a melting pot of shades of brown and black. However, what was shown was the majority of white or mixed Hispanics of Spanish and Taino descent. I am tired of the only time Afro Latinos get their shine is in the African American Movie or television shows. I mean I don't have an issue with them playing black roles because they are technically are black of Africa descent but when will they get the representation in their own community. It's 2021 and my Afro ( to me are the saddest looking Hispanics there is ) need representation in Hispanic movies and media.

    • Novbaby W

      Novbaby W

      4 שעות לפני

      @Aldon Caba I am talking about the main characters and you don’t have to be dark ); to be Afro Latinos or black Caribbean. I with all the Afro Latinos in the industry I saw probably one mixed or light skin Afro Latina the one going to school other than that no

    • Aldon Caba

      Aldon Caba

      5 שעות לפני

      I feel like it was quite diverse. The main cast may not have been as dark but for example during the “In the Heights” opening song, we see a bunch of Afro Latinos of different shades and colors. I feel like the main cast could have been more diverse (but if they were going based off the musical, most of the characters were light then too).

  57. Enmanuel C

    Enmanuel C

    10 שעות לפני

    Alright, I admit shedding a few tears at 0:59 when my country's map was shown on screen. That brought so many beautiful memories from my infancy. Representation does matter--that's no cliche. And, if a movie can evoke so many different emotions in a person within less than a minute of the opening scene... it is a definite MUST-WATCH. I need to support this film and everyone whose hands touched it. Thank you from the heart of a Dominican-American and all of the family members I am dragging with me to see this at the theater! Exhilarating clip!

  58. k helo

    k helo

    10 שעות לפני

    looks and sounds brilliant..

  59. Caroline Grace

    Caroline Grace

    10 שעות לפני

    This video is like crack

  60. tiky


    11 שעות לפני

    Ah yes collaborating with roblox to make one popular game ey?

  61. The Riddler !

    The Riddler !

    11 שעות לפני

    I am not into musicals at all. However, I loved Hamilton…was totally surprised by that. It was awesome….could not believe how great that was. With that said, I just could not get into this one. It was almost torturous…I just could not get into it at all.

  62. War Lord

    War Lord

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  63. Aneesah Silvels

    Aneesah Silvels

    11 שעות לפני

    I just saw this MOVIE ... I am getting goosebumps just typing this message. PLEASE GO SEE THIS MOVIE! EVERYONE!! *** and stay until the end of the credits!! I was literally dancing in the my movie theater seat, didn't care what others thought. Every part of this movie, music, dancing, depicts what immigrants are going through and how there are solutions and brighter futures if we look for them and work together --- ALL OF US MINORITIES. Stop the hating and dividing!

  64. MelvinQ


    11 שעות לפני

    Loved the movie even though they did some changes from the original script. Full of energy and the sense of “Familia” is all over. Bravo!

  65. BlazeTheFox124


    11 שעות לפני

    This makes me want a hamilton film adaptation

  66. Joseph MacIsaac

    Joseph MacIsaac

    11 שעות לפני

    Is it being cliche and superficial in its stereotyping of the struggles presented to poor Latino communities on purpose? Like is it supposed to simultaneously be relevant social commentary on marginalized demographics and a satire of the formula and banality of the cultural affectations and idiosyncrasies that pervade even the most socioeconomically and culturally embattled demographics across the country? Or is it just bad

    • defialpro


      7 שעות לפני

      You're looking too deep into it. It's about a poor community coming together to help one another.

  67. Sylvia Silas

    Sylvia Silas

    12 שעות לפני

    Just saw this a mere hours ago and I'm already planning to see it again may have found my new obsession 🤣😅😛🥰

  68. Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes

    12 שעות לפני

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  69. Nathan Pray

    Nathan Pray

    13 שעות לפני

    I'm not one for musicals but damn it captured the culture in such a great way

  70. hector negron

    hector negron

    13 שעות לפני

    Absolutely LOVE IT...

  71. thundercaya


    13 שעות לפני

    I can't believe they fridged Nina's mom.

  72. Lauren Grossman

    Lauren Grossman

    13 שעות לפני

    When Benny and Sonny make the bet on whether Usnavi will ask Vanessa out, Benny hands Sonny something, and Sonny later puts it on top of Vanessa's coffee. Anyone know what it is? I'm having the hardest time figuring it out

    • Julio Carranza

      Julio Carranza

      12 שעות לפני

      A marker

  73. evrywomn


    13 שעות לפני

    Enjoyed this so much. Felt a truly satisfying feeling watching to the end. A new classic

  74. Lucy Dinero

    Lucy Dinero

    13 שעות לפני

    Seeing Daniela: Thats not Daphne Rubin-Vega, thats not Daphne Rubin-Vega, thats not Daphne Rubin-Vega (saying this bc I love her) Looking it up: THATS DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA

  75. Adrianna Sebastian

    Adrianna Sebastian

    13 שעות לפני

    Lin-Manuel Miranda creates such beautiful stories and writes such amazing music Anthony Ramos and Lin are the dynamic duo

  76. Marco Taverner

    Marco Taverner

    13 שעות לפני

    Amazing musical, amazing movie!

  77. Olivia Garcia

    Olivia Garcia

    14 שעות לפני

    I absolutely love this musical definitelyone of my favorites, so many colors and cultures all mixed into one beautiful movie 🇲🇽

    • S R.

      S R.

      12 שעות לפני

      @Olivia Garcia yes 👍💚

    • Olivia Garcia

      Olivia Garcia

      12 שעות לפני

      @S R. true true, I'm just glad we got Hispanic representation

    • S R.

      S R.

      13 שעות לפני

      Excellent movie loved it, but in reality Washington heights is not as mixed as the movie shows, its a majority Dominican neighborhood like 80% Dominican alone, theres a few other Hispanics but its nothing to big. its more Dominican than anything else in Washington heights in real life thats why its called “little Dominican Republic “ You have a few puerto ricans but not too much and almost no cubans in the heights , im Puerto rican and lived here my whole 26 years of life and experience the culture and life here. theres more Jews and irish people than puerto ricans or cubans in The Heights for sure but no more than Dominicans ; the Heights is Around 80% Dominican alone, around 16% White like Jew/Irish and then there is like 8% other Hispanics and like 3% black americans

  78. Dragon Soul

    Dragon Soul

    14 שעות לפני

    I just finished watching it. In The Heights is one of the best movies I've seen all year!!! The songs were BEYOND CATCHY, the cast was amazing, basically the entire film was a absolute blast from start to finish!!! I HIGHLY recommend it!!! This has potential to get an Oscar Nomination for Best Picture

  79. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    14 שעות לפני

    The lead actor doesn't have the star factor. The only good stuff about this movie is songs, dance choreo and the massive production. Acting parts are nothing but cringe.

    • S R.

      S R.

      13 שעות לפני

      Excellent movie loved it, but in reality Washington heights is not as mixed as the movie shows, its a majority Dominican neighborhood like 80% Dominican alone, theres a few other Hispanics but its nothing to big. its more Dominican than anything else in Washington heights in real life thats why its called “little Dominican Republic “ You have a few puerto ricans but not too much and almost no cubans in the heights , im Puerto rican and lived here my whole 26 years of life and experience the culture and life here. theres more Jews and irish people than puerto ricans or cubans in The Heights for sure but no more than Dominicans ; the Heights is Around 80% Dominican alone, around 16% White like Jew/Irish and then there is like 8% other Hispanics and like 3% black americans

  80. Kenneth Nesbitt

    Kenneth Nesbitt

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  81. zigzaq


    14 שעות לפני

    i watched this movie recently and came here to rewatch this part because it was great, it makes me so happy to see that people are enjoying this movie and feeling represented :)

  82. DankRose36


    15 שעות לפני

    As someone from Nyc im HYPED, although im not Hispanic or latino, I feel like i can kind of appreciate it

  83. Random Guy

    Random Guy

    15 שעות לפני

    This is so bad

  84. Hwaigrl 808

    Hwaigrl 808

    15 שעות לפני

    well, i didn't plan on getting HBO Max -- but here we are

  85. Violet Mulrooney

    Violet Mulrooney

    15 שעות לפני

    NOOOooOoO NoOOo NooOoOO

  86. hxvked


    15 שעות לפני

    i love this movie so much!!!

  87. Violet Mulrooney

    Violet Mulrooney

    15 שעות לפני

    Who else LOVES the salon lady’s? They have this funny and a ~sassy~ attitude! Lol💫

  88. Sofia Carrillo

    Sofia Carrillo

    15 שעות לפני

    As a Bisexual Latina, little moments like 2:26, that go over other people's heads really stand out and mean the world to me. Representation MATTERS. and I am so incredibly happy to see that they layered Daniela and Carla's relationship into something romantic for the film. If I was a little girl watching this I would have felt so seen and accepted by this minute character change.

  89. TheAutisticThinker


    15 שעות לפני

    Watching this before the actual movie!

  90. Sebastian Silva

    Sebastian Silva

    15 שעות לפני

    Lin-Manuel Miranda estas loco hermano, eres un crack, lo que estas haciendo en estos años es digno de admirar, mis respetos.

  91. claddagh182


    16 שעות לפני

    does anyone know what year this takes place?? i always thought it was present day, but jon m chu said that he had to age the advertising on the bodega, so now i am confused.

    • Karina Mora

      Karina Mora

      12 שעות לפני

      It's weird bc it's kind of both. It was originally written like in the early 2000s(Lin started at 19, He's 41 now). But it didn't become a play until 2008. And now it's a movie but they tried to make it fit modern times. Like DACA wasn't part of the original plot(It's only in the movie, not even in the play). It apparently changed a. couple times

    • Candy


      15 שעות לפני

      I felt like it was mostly present day

  92. J Cam

    J Cam

    16 שעות לפני

    Gonna go see this today !

  93. Robert Camacho

    Robert Camacho

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  94. Steve Brown

    Steve Brown

    16 שעות לפני

    Looks like a musical for people who love or hate musicals. Can't wait to see in a theater.

  95. k k

    k k

    17 שעות לפני

    たまらなく楽しみ!!!I'm fan and an actor who have played Usnavi, salut In the Heights!

  96. The Colombian Eurofan

    The Colombian Eurofan

    18 שעות לפני

    If you loved these 8 minutes, the entire movie will result magical for you. It is so beautiful in every way. A movie for all the dreamers and their sueñitos

  97. Sharon Lefkowitz

    Sharon Lefkowitz

    18 שעות לפני

    Enjoyed every moment.

  98. kk ll

    kk ll

    18 שעות לפני

    AAAHH I LOVE THIS ALREADY! In the heights is one of my favourite musicals and this is just seems so good. Also.. just look at Anthony go man i'm as proud as Lin. Also.. what happened to Nina's mom?

  99. Rai of Sonshine

    Rai of Sonshine

    19 שעות לפני

    0:40 is my favorite part...that is all

  100. Water Fox

    Water Fox

    19 שעות לפני

    1:49 - 2:23, Literally the best part of the whole song for me!!!