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. MDiggetyHotDawg


    2 саат мурун

    Good news! Jon M Chu gets to direct all movie musicals for the rest of time

  2. Kent Inson

    Kent Inson

    9 саат мурун

    Me, who memorized the entire musical: 🎶Next up to bat the Rosari-🎶 WAIT A MINUTE

  3. Diana Hermosillo

    Diana Hermosillo

    10 саат мурун

    Ahh soo good def hits home ☺️🥲

  4. Shelley Garvin

    Shelley Garvin

    10 саат мурун

    Hamilton has grown up and John Lawrence ( snow cone guy played Hamilton and usnayvan played john Lawrence )

  5. Camila Quintas

    Camila Quintas

    10 саат мурун

    2:26 VIVAN LAS NOVIAS 😭😭

  6. Gina Verastegui

    Gina Verastegui

    10 саат мурун

    I watch this video at least 5 times for day

  7. Abi Luftig

    Abi Luftig

    13 саат мурун

    Not to sound stupid, but what is that red and white stick thing that Sonny and Benny keep trying to get Usnavi to give to Vanessa?

  8. Darlin


    13 саат мурун

    This is a bit of an overload for me but I'm more of a West Side Story girl. I'm glad people enjoyed it and it did so well at the box office I guess.

  9. Eric Seitz

    Eric Seitz

    15 саат мурун

    That shot of the custodian looking out to the streets at 7:47 is such a powerful image.

  10. zara ahahaha

    zara ahahaha

    15 саат мурун


  11. lunabranwen


    16 саат мурун

    Not enough Afro Latino rep in major rolls. Just saying

  12. Neil Goldberg

    Neil Goldberg

    17 саат мурун

    Carnalvol got me like 🥱🥱🤘🏾🤚🏼👌🤘🏻

  13. Crimson_Typhoon


    17 саат мурун

    Is it Miguel from Dexter ?

  14. Nostro


    22 саат мурун

    There is a lot of people playing in Brooklyn 99 🤣

  15. 03 AI

    03 AI

    Күн мурун

    The film lost out to Quiet Place in its third week at the box office 😂

  16. Xavier Dubs

    Xavier Dubs

    Күн мурун

    I’m from the heights it is not like this

  17. hannah l

    hannah l

    Күн мурун

    who is the asian woman he is talking to i feel like i recognize her

  18. Rithvik Muthyalapati

    Rithvik Muthyalapati

    Күн мурун

    Nobody: Me: Federalist Founding Father pours syrup on two kids

  19. Gerardo Tonella

    Gerardo Tonella

    Күн мурун

    4:48 might just be my favorite shot in the entire film. I need to know the story of that pineapple.

  20. TheChristianBryan


    Күн мурун

    How did they do the window shot? Would you not see the camera?

    • Fox Scarlett

      Fox Scarlett

      Күн мурун

      theres a bts footage that the usnavi is singing with the window open and i think they overlayed it in post. still cant warp my head around it though

  21. Dan


    Күн мурун

    Saw this today, awesome movie can’t wait to see how it looks on 4K blu-Ray with HDR, hopefully we get a Dolby vision encode, it should be at least on par with Godzilla vs Kong since it was shot in 7K vs 6.5K for Godzilla vs Kong and is being done by the same studio with a 4K digital intermediate

  22. Renee177


    Күн мурун

    That last 30 seconds is so powerful I CANNOOOOOOT

  23. Shadow_Draws


    Күн мурун

    This is the first movie I've seen in cinemas since 2019, and wow, it was incredible :0 Probably one of my favourite movies of all time now!

  24. Artice


    Күн мурун

    It goes without saying that Anthony Ramos is phenomenal but the children just make me heart glad 😍😍😍

  25. Luke RV

    Luke RV

    Күн мурун




    Күн мурун

    perfectly captures life in nyc

  27. Alejandra Amezcua

    Alejandra Amezcua

    2 күн мурун

    How can I watch In The Heights without going to a movie theater? I need it to come out ASAP.

  28. Aleena Mian

    Aleena Mian

    2 күн мурун


  29. Hamilton


    2 күн мурун

    Does anybody know where I can find in the heights merch because my best friend Amazon betrayed me

  30. Hanna Haaijer

    Hanna Haaijer

    2 күн мурун

    I wanna see this movie so badly

  31. Jasmina Chawla

    Jasmina Chawla

    2 күн мурун

    The romantic ghana infrequently trade because plier mechanically trade astride a poor suit. evasive, well-made thought

  32. jacel


    2 күн мурун

    This movie is way more fun when you’re bilingual

  33. RuReady115


    2 күн мурун


  34. deviousxen


    2 күн мурун

    I literally want someone to pay me money to watch Hamilton or like food or rent. But, this? I like this.

  35. Aarav Singh

    Aarav Singh

    2 күн мурун

    #In The Heights - First 8 Minutes

  36. jevin li

    jevin li

    2 күн мурун

    The dangerous millennium periodically match because game crucially paint notwithstanding a selfish organ. wanting, languid chard

  37. Sara Gabi

    Sara Gabi

    2 күн мурун


  38. Jimmy Z

    Jimmy Z

    2 күн мурун

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

  39. Haylea


    2 күн мурун

    5:48 this stays on replay in my head

  40. James


    2 күн мурун

    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

  41. Vineeth Kanpa

    Vineeth Kanpa

    2 күн мурун

    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.

  42. Biga173rd


    2 күн мурун

    Struggles in the Barrio?

  43. Speedy


    2 күн мурун

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

  44. Camara Ann

    Camara Ann

    2 күн мурун

    It was so powerful man. I saw it twice 😭

  45. J Buggy

    J Buggy

    2 күн мурун

    Lol the movie bombed

  46. Artism NOA

    Artism NOA

    2 күн мурун

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

  47. ipl epic

    ipl epic

    2 күн мурун

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

  48. 𝕮𝖆𝖕𝖈𝖑𝖆𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖈


    2 күн мурун

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

  49. Rich Smith

    Rich Smith

    2 күн мурун

    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)

    • Laura Gt

      Laura Gt

      Күн мурун

      Privileged grown white man comment alert 👆

  50. Jodie Swailes

    Jodie Swailes

    3 күн мурун

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

  51. Jesse


    3 күн мурун

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

  52. Atiqur Rahman

    Atiqur Rahman

    3 күн мурун

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

  53. Areli Guerrero Cortes

    Areli Guerrero Cortes

    3 күн мурун

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

  54. KingdomHeartsFan3211


    3 күн мурун

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

  55. Moses Hanon

    Moses Hanon

    3 күн мурун

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

  56. Jack Adamos

    Jack Adamos

    3 күн мурун

    i watched the movie good moring usnavy

  57. Ana Chocolate

    Ana Chocolate

    3 күн мурун

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

  58. Rosie Quartzie

    Rosie Quartzie

    3 күн мурун

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

  59. Antonin Alarcon

    Antonin Alarcon

    3 күн мурун

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

  60. Davi QDJ

    Davi QDJ

    3 күн мурун

    Usnavi, do not throw away your shot.

  61. Desmond Gentle

    Desmond Gentle

    3 күн мурун

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

  62. Igorowan


    3 күн мурун

    When Vanessa said "No", I felt that.

    • Dominic Hoover

      Dominic Hoover

      14 саат мурун

      Dude, why is her verse slapping so hard? She's literally speaking in song. It's so mundane, yet I can't stop replaying it. What black magic is this?



    3 күн мурун

    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 😂

  64. I Love Roger Meddows Taylor

    I Love Roger Meddows Taylor

    3 күн мурун

    fantastic movie :)

  65. Soonmin Kwon

    Soonmin Kwon

    3 күн мурун

    This is glorious,

  66. Huwinner


    3 күн мурун

    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

  67. im locked in a basement

    im locked in a basement

    3 күн мурун


  68. Animated Fun Games

    Animated Fun Games

    3 күн мурун

    Puerto rican Life🇵🇷🤘

  69. Queen Goddess aka Black Betty

    Queen Goddess aka Black Betty

    4 күн мурун

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

  70. AyubNeedsAlife


    4 күн мурун

    this is basically the hole movie

  71. Chin Line

    Chin Line

    4 күн мурун

    *good morning Usnavi*

  72. Chin Line

    Chin Line

    4 күн мурун

    The whole song is irrelevant after this part 2:59

  73. 20 21

    20 21

    4 күн мурун

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

  74. Matthew Curtis

    Matthew Curtis

    4 күн мурун

    The salon girls are just 👌🏻

  75. COSMIC


    4 күн мурун


  76. Δ Δ

    Δ Δ

    4 күн мурун

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

  77. davindranauth


    4 күн мурун


  78. amber gabriel

    amber gabriel

    4 күн мурун

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

  79. Liz Lemon

    Liz Lemon

    4 күн мурун

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

  80. GimmeSkittlesNao


    4 күн мурун

    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!

  81. Eric B

    Eric B

    4 күн мурун

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

  82. dustytheloneranger


    4 күн мурун

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

  83. Kendall Mondo

    Kendall Mondo

    4 күн мурун

    This movie was so good

  84. Ale R.

    Ale R.

    4 күн мурун

    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.

  85. Vanessa Garcia

    Vanessa Garcia

    4 күн мурун

    Paciencia y Fe!

  86. Jorge Ortiz

    Jorge Ortiz

    4 күн мурун

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

  87. Valery Rivera Portillo

    Valery Rivera Portillo

    4 күн мурун

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

  88. spideylover


    4 күн мурун

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

  89. lemi kei

    lemi kei

    4 күн мурун

    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 😔

    • lemi kei

      lemi kei

      2 күн мурун

      @Lorraine C thanks for the confirmation!

    • lemi kei

      lemi kei

      2 күн мурун

      @SEGASister thank you so much!

    • Lorraine C

      Lorraine C

      2 күн мурун

      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!

    • SEGASister


      2 күн мурун

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

  90. Juan H

    Juan H

    4 күн мурун

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

  91. the breebster

    the breebster

    4 күн мурун

    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!!

  92. Lucy Oliver

    Lucy Oliver

    4 күн мурун

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

  93. Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    4 күн мурун

    I thought that it was for kids

  94. Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    Foxy and Freddy Family friends

    4 күн мурун

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

  95. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden

    4 күн мурун

    I didn't realize this was an LGBTQ musical

  96. Dee Bee

    Dee Bee

    4 күн мурун

    Annnnd it’s a flop.

    • 03 AI

      03 AI

      Күн мурун

      @Laura Gt No. If a rare Latino musical movie is made in Hollywood and it is not a box office success, more and more movies like this will not be made in the future. So it's not a good thing for the Latino community that this movie was a flop.

    • Laura Gt

      Laura Gt

      4 күн мурун

      Still a good movie it doesn’t matter

  97. Sophia Serrano

    Sophia Serrano

    4 күн мурун

    Do the buildings at 0:02 spell something?

  98. Sue Wahlert

    Sue Wahlert

    4 күн мурун


  99. gogogamer27


    5 күн мурун

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