Yes, the In The Heights movie has a long runtime, but you’re going to want to put off your bathroom run for just a few more minutes when the credits begin to roll. Why? Well, first of all, it takes a village to make a spectacle of a movie like In the Heights, and it’s polite to honor all the people who worked on the film. But, more importantly, if you’re patient and wait to the very end of the credits. there is an In the Heights end credits scene that you absolutely do not want to miss.
In case you hadn’t heard, In the Heights is the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony-winning musical about his hometown neighborhood in New York City, and it’s now playing in theaters and on HBO Max. Directed by Jon M. Chu—and starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, and more—the movie musical has critics raving, and audiences flocking back to the movie theaters. Clocking at two hours and 23 minutes, it’s a delight from beginning to end, and we do mean the very end.
But if you missed out on the fun, don’t worry, because Decider has your back. Read on for a summary of the In the Heights after-credits scene.
Is there an In the Heights end credits scene?
Yes! If you stick around to the very end of the credits, there is a bonus In the Heights scene featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson.
What is the In the Heights post credits scene?
The In the Heights end credits scene is a rendition of the song “Piragua – Reprise,” sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda. In the song, which is also featured in the Broadway show, the piragua guy (played by Miranda in the film) sings triumphantly because his sweet treat street vendor rival—the Mister Softee ice cream truck driver, played by Christopher Jackson—has a broken-down vehicle. As a result, all of Mister Softee’s customers flock to the piragua guy’s shaved ice cart instead—and Piraguero doesn’t hesitate to hike up his prices and reap the benefits.
Miranda sings his heart out, while Jackson looks on in despair. It’s a delightful moment, especially for fans of the Broadway In the Heights production, who may have thought “Piragua – Reprise” was one of several songs that had been cut for the movie. Plus, it’s always fun to see Jackson on-screen with Miranda. Not only did Jackson star in Hamilton alongside Miranda as George Washington, but he also starred alongside Miranda in the original In The Heights production on Broadway, playing the role of Usnavi’s BFF Benny (played by Corey Hawkins in the film adaptation). Though both Miranda and Jackson were too old to return to their roles in the In the Heights film, they still get their small moments of screentime.
Honestly, this is so much better than any Avengers initiative. Can we maybe get Lin-Manuel Miranda gloat-singing at the end of Black Widow, too?
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