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How High (2001)

 -  Comedy  -  21 December 2001 (USA)
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Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

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Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam. This eventually lands them in Harvard, where they're surrounded by the world of Ivy Leaguers. Although their new lifestyle is much different from back home, they kept on having fun until their supernatural smoke runs out. Now, they are on their own and they have to rely on each other to survive. Written by Michael Ji <jekimerider310@yahoo.com>

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smoke | college | pot | harvard | drugs | See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug use and language, and for sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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21 December 2001 (USA)  »

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How High  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,779,850 (USA) (21 December 2001)

Gross:

$31,155,435 (USA) (22 February 2002)
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Trivia

In creating the sound for the mystical pot plant (Ivory), sound designer Andrew Somers (uncredited) used a Theremin and a set of Obsidian Chimes. For the sound of the giant bong, (and the sound of Ivory appearing) they recorded inhaling through an actual bong. See more »

Goofs

Silas and Jamal dig up the grave of president John Quincy Adams in an unspecified cemetery, when in reality, the president is actually buried in a family crypt beneath the United First Parish Church. See more »

Quotes

Silas: This class is fucking boring I'm out of here.
Dean Carl Cain: Uh, excuse me did I hear you say something?
Silas: With all do respect sir, suck my dick.
Jeffery: No sir, I'm not saying anything. It's... it's these guys.
Silas: You're an asshole.
Dean Carl Cain: Did you just call me an asshole?
Jamal: No I said idiot.
Dean Carl Cain: An idiot.
Jeffery: No sir, no sir, I...
Dean Carl Cain: What did you say?
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There were no plants harmed during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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One Draw
Written and Performed by Rita Marley
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
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Allow me to explain why it's Hilarious!!
4 October 2008 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I understand the fact that everyone has got their own taste when it comes to a movie genre and therefore some might feel that a "comedy" is based on a particular set of principles, essentially going into humour. But there are different ways in which many people perceive humour, some believe it's all about the jokes, some enjoy the swearing involved and others might love the typical Woody Allen script.

This movie isn't set to achieve an Oscar or any kind of prestigious award. I am pretty sure that that was the last thing that came through the writer's and director's minds. The only thing they intended to do was to make a film that could be enjoyed by the audience that loves the stereo-typing comedy films, which to be honest is growing faster and faster. And they nailed it.

The story is hilarious, the acting, well method and redman are hilarious at what they do best, which is fool around. Don't expect any intelligent sophisticated humour or satire. I'm not implying that the movie is full of dumb humour, on the contrary, its loaded with brilliant funny situations and loads of jokes. If you liked soul plane, then you're going to love this one.

So don't vote negatively just because it wasn't your cup of tea and try to understand that there's a different generation out there that really appreciates a good fun entertaining movie to watch as they also appreciate the other styles of "comedy".


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