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. Davi QDJ

    Davi QDJPrije 30 minuta

    Usnavi, do not throw away your shot.

  2. Desmond Gentle

    Desmond GentlePrije 39 minuta

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

  3. Igorowan

    IgorowanPrije 3 sati

    When Vanessa said "No", I felt that.


    ACTUALLYAMANDAPrije 4 sati

    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 😂

  5. I Love Roger Meddows Taylor

    I Love Roger Meddows TaylorPrije 5 sati

    fantastic movie :)

  6. Soonmin Kwon

    Soonmin KwonPrije 6 sati

    This is glorious,

  7. Huwinner

    HuwinnerPrije 6 sati

    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

  8. im locked in a basement

    im locked in a basementPrije 7 sati


  9. Animated Fun Games

    Animated Fun GamesPrije 7 sati

    Puerto rican Life🇵🇷🤘

  10. Queen Goddess aka Black Betty

    Queen Goddess aka Black BettyPrije 12 sati

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

  11. AyubNeedsAlife

    AyubNeedsAlifePrije 12 sati

    this is basically the hole movie

  12. Chin Line

    Chin LinePrije 13 sati

    *good morning Usnavi*

  13. Chin Line

    Chin LinePrije 13 sati

    The whole song is irrelevant after this part 2:59

  14. 20 21 (‪Z‬)

    20 21 (‪Z‬)Prije 13 sati

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

  15. Matthew Curtis

    Matthew CurtisPrije 14 sati

    The salon girls are just 👌🏻

  16. COSMIC

    COSMICPrije 16 sati


  17. Δ Δ

    Δ ΔPrije 17 sati

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

  18. davindranauth

    davindranauthPrije 17 sati


  19. amber gabriel

    amber gabrielPrije 17 sati

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

  20. Liz Lemon

    Liz LemonPrije 19 sati

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

  21. GimmeSkittlesNao

    GimmeSkittlesNaoPrije 19 sati

    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!

  22. Eric B

    Eric BPrije 20 sati

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

  23. dustytheloneranger

    dustythelonerangerPrije 20 sati

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

  24. Kendall Mondo

    Kendall MondoPrije 20 sati

    This movie was so good

  25. Ale R.

    Ale R.Prije 21 sat

    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.

  26. Vanessa Garcia

    Vanessa GarciaPrije 21 sat

    Paciencia y Fe!

  27. Jorge Ortiz

    Jorge OrtizPrije 21 sat

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

  28. Valery Rivera Portillo

    Valery Rivera PortilloPrije 21 sat

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

  29. spideylover

    spideyloverPrije 22 sati

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

  30. lemi kei

    lemi keiPrije 22 sati

    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 😔

  31. Juan H

    Juan HPrije 22 sati

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

  32. the breebster

    the breebsterPrije dan

    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!!

  33. Lucy Oliver

    Lucy OliverPrije dan

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

  34. Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    Foxy and Freddy Family friendsPrije dan

    I thought that it was for kids

  35. Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    Foxy and Freddy Family friendsPrije dan

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

  36. Tyler Durden

    Tyler DurdenPrije dan

    I didn't realize this was an LGBTQ musical

  37. Dee Bee

    Dee BeePrije dan

    Annnnd it’s a flop.

  38. Laura Gt

    Laura GtPrije 23 sati

    Still a good movie it doesn’t matter

  39. Sophia Serrano

    Sophia SerranoPrije dan

    Do the buildings at 0:02 spell something?

  40. Sue Wahlert (Miss Sue)

    Sue Wahlert (Miss Sue)Prije dan


  41. gogogamer27

    gogogamer27Prije dan

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

  42. Rep-Bit

    Rep-BitPrije dan

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

  43. Justin H

    Justin HPrije dan

    Only lightskin ppl boo

  44. green_eggss

    green_eggssPrije dan

    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

  45. Sam O' sullivan

    Sam O' sullivanPrije dan

    “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!

  46. Strider Stryker

    Strider StrykerPrije dan

    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..._

  47. Nupur Upadhyay

    Nupur UpadhyayPrije dan

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



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

  49. Strucid flxw

    Strucid flxwPrije dan

    Just watched this in the cinema last night

  50. Terbor626

    Terbor626Prije dan

    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

  51. CallMeIshmael999

    CallMeIshmael999Prije dan

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

  52. Diosa Status

    Diosa StatusPrije dan

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

  53. DJ SML TEA! 🔥🔥🔥

    DJ SML TEA! 🔥🔥🔥Prije dan

    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!

  54. DJ SML TEA! 🔥🔥🔥

    DJ SML TEA! 🔥🔥🔥Prije dan

    2:01 a lil Olive Garden Jazz moment lol!

  55. TheGav67

    TheGav67Prije dan

    The poetry & rhythm in this is beautiful.

  56. Lansky

    LanskyPrije dan

    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.

  57. madebyCharlène

    madebyCharlènePrije dan

    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) 🤔

  58. Robin Hoody

    Robin HoodyPrije dan

    Just watched it. It was so-so.

  59. Lightning ⚡

    Lightning ⚡Prije dan

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

  60. CJStyles17

    CJStyles17Prije 2 dana

    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.

  61. Kirk Daley

    Kirk DaleyPrije 2 dana

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

  62. ABananapie

    ABananapiePrije 2 dana


  63. khrom

    khromPrije 2 dana

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

  64. Peter Sivazak

    Peter SivazakPrije 2 dana


  65. Eamon Mohan

    Eamon MohanPrije 2 dana

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

  66. angelbeautpre

    angelbeautprePrije 2 dana

    Anthony Ramos 😍😍😍

  67. Connor McBride

    Connor McBridePrije 2 dana

    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

  68. Nathan Sanchez

    Nathan SanchezPrije 2 dana

    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!!😂🥰😁

  69. Hwaja Ko

    Hwaja KoPrije 2 dana

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  70. Angelika Joy

    Angelika JoyPrije 2 dana

    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

  71. the breebster

    the breebsterPrije dan

    Right??? I know what you mean

  72. Vlorance Halenski

    Vlorance HalenskiPrije 2 dana

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

  73. Thomas Taylor

    Thomas TaylorPrije 2 dana

    I’ve watched this like 6 times today😅

  74. freddie c.b

    freddie c.bPrije 2 dana

    i need more

  75. Celia Kassandra Hermosillo Batalla

    Celia Kassandra Hermosillo BatallaPrije 2 dana

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

  76. Ewa Ahmad

    Ewa AhmadPrije 2 dana

    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 ♥️

  77. - G a m e r Q u e e n -

    - G a m e r Q u e e n -Prije 2 dana

    I saw it and I absolutely LOVE IT! Love from NYC

  78. Fumikage Tokoyami.

    Fumikage Tokoyami.Prije 2 dana

    "I'm like 1$, 2$, 1,50, 1,sixtyni-"

  79. joop foop

    joop foopPrije 2 dana

    so this is a lie 🙏🙏 this is not the first 8 minutes

  80. anthony de dios

    anthony de diosPrije 2 dana

    I think I'm in love with Cuca

  81. Boobalopbop

    BoobalopbopPrije 2 dana

    Oooooh! I hope this comes to Deutschland soon! Great excuse for a date night with the hubby. I miss NYC so much, I might cry.

  82. EnzoisTheGame

    EnzoisTheGamePrije 2 dana


  83. R Ro

    R RoPrije 2 dana

    I know a LOT of people are saying they cried while watching the movie, but I just couldn't help myself. To see Latinidad represented AND celebrated, to see our stories told with respect and dignity. Omg, I can't even describe what I felt. This film makes my heart so happy ❤️ If you can watch it in the theater, please do. It's worth it!

  84. BlockBreaker88

    BlockBreaker88Prije 2 dana

    “I mean I dunno I guess I’ll go see it I haven’t seen a movie in a while-“ *watching for the 8th time today*

  85. Jude The Dude

    Jude The DudePrije dan

    Only the 8th time? Lol

  86. Natali

    NataliPrije 2 dana

    Why aren’t there captions? Please make this accessible!

  87. Jietro Raximoff

    Jietro RaximoffPrije 2 dana

    6:31 The fact that Vanessa ignores "Usnavi ask her ooouuuut" "no waaayyy".😄

  88. Ian Cypes

    Ian CypesPrije 2 dana

    So happy to know Bail Organa was able to escape Alderan.

  89. Earth Bruja

    Earth BrujaPrije 2 dana

    I hate hate hate how much hate this movie is getting because there wasn't enough representation. Yes there should have been more afro Latinos. Lin Manuel miranda apologised. Now people are hoping to see this movie crash and burn because of it and that's upsetting. I'm Puerto Rican and I am a light skin one at that but we too deserve representation. You can be disappointed but also be happy that this film features a mostly Hispanic cast.

  90. Nikolor

    NikolorPrije 2 dana

    True, it's crazy how much hate the movie is getting because "it didn't show enough"

  91. Joey

    JoeyPrije 2 dana

    3:23 queen

  92. deep state

    deep statePrije 2 dana

    This movie was great but i am confused why they put so many other Latinos in the mix when Washington heights is mainly a Dominican neighborhood. There is no puerto rican or cuban community in Washington heights. The neighborhood is 95% Dominican.

  93. Brittany Barba

    Brittany BarbaPrije 2 dana

    I love how all of this cast looks like they could play multi ethnicities!!! Me and my boyfriend are both mixed kids and we both cried the whole film both times we watched it. So much heart was put into this writing

  94. LouLou

    LouLouPrije 2 dana

    I didn't know this movie until I've been watching Hamilton snippets in youtube and youtube recommended Lin singing Piragua, so I searched this film. 😊🎶

  95. KingdomHeartsFan3211

    KingdomHeartsFan3211Prije 2 dana

    Hands down, the best movie of the year!!

  96. Felix Trinidad

    Felix TrinidadPrije 2 dana

    Anthony looks like a latin Terrence Howard

  97. Doctor Bellota

    Doctor BellotaPrije 2 dana

    I read some people said they didn't liked that the main characters were white-skinned latinos, instead of black-skinned, and Miranda apologized for that. I'm not latino, but I'm spanish, does it really matter? If someone could explain me it.

  98. Doctor Bellota

    Doctor BellotaPrije 2 dana

    @Brittany Barba I'm glad 😃🤙🤙.

  99. Brittany Barba

    Brittany BarbaPrije 2 dana

    I’m Mexican, Salvadorian Filipino and Honduran. My boyfriend is Native American, Puerto Rican and Mexican and we cried the entire movie both times watching it. This entire cast looks was so racially ambiguous and as a mixed person I really appreciated that. I grew up always getting asked “what I was”. It was breath taking seeing foods I grew up eating on display like that. It was so colorful and had so much heart. I absolutely love this movie and can’t stop thinking about it

  100. Doctor Bellota

    Doctor BellotaPrije 2 dana

    5:12 Love how the hispanic music becomes something kinda hip-hop.

  101. Charlene Morris

    Charlene MorrisPrije 2 dana

    The one with the Nike sign on the outfit is my favorite

  102. jlmarc01

    jlmarc01Prije 2 dana

    They said that this picture failed. My take goes beyond not having many Latino-Africanos. Is that while we have many Latinos here in America, we really don’t have many everyday life experiences, tastes in music, food ect in common with other Latinos whose origins vary country to country.

  103. Blair M erandi

    Blair M erandiPrije 2 dana

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  104. RandomDiscord

    RandomDiscordPrije 3 dana


  105. Philipuss - The Great

    Philipuss - The GreatPrije 3 dana

    To be fair, Hamilton is way better compared to this. Another love story, this time with an awful lot of political correctness (even compared to Hamilton), Lin, you are disappointing me.

  106. Stephanie Ramos

    Stephanie RamosPrije 2 dana

    That’s kind of weird. Lin is like…. SUPER “politically correct.” I don’t get why you’re disappointed. That’s how he is

  107. Philipuss - The Great

    Philipuss - The GreatPrije 2 dana

    @Nikolor Yep, why?

  108. Nikolor

    NikolorPrije 2 dana

    You know that Hamilton came out _after_ In the Heights?

  109. Philipuss - The Great

    Philipuss - The GreatPrije 2 dana

    @negamind Do you even know what political correctness is?

  110. negamind

    negamindPrije 2 dana

    Wtf is the political correctness here?

  111. jaylee elizabeth

    jaylee elizabethPrije 3 dana

    This movie was actually amazing. I grew up in Washington Heights and they filmed at my childhood pool. Some of the background dancers are people from our actual block. The memories this musical brought make made me have so much nostalgia. They captured our WH perfectly.