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How High (2001)

R  |   |  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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Ivory - Ghost (as Chuck Davis)


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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Plot Keywords:

smoke | pot | college | harvard | drugs | See All (64) »


They've got their degrees all rolled up. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

American High - Probieren geht über studieren  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film's sequences at "Harvard" were actually shot at UCLA. See more »


When Silas is waking Jamal up for crew practice, the alarm clock he holds near Jamal's face clearly reads 7:01AM. However, earlier in the movie, Bart stated that crew practice begins at 6:00AM. Jamal definitely would not have made it to practice. See more »


Bart: I'm the captian of the crew team, Jermaine.
Jamal: The name's JAMAL, and I'll FUCK yo' crew up! Who are dey?
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Crazy Credits

There were no plants harmed during the making of this film. See more »


Spoofs The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »


How High Pt. II
Written by Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Redman (as Reggie Noble), Toni Braxton,
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Kenneth Edmonds), Bryce Wilson, Erick Sermon
Performed by Method Man, Redman, Toni Braxton
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Contains samples from "You're Making Me High" as performed by Toni Braxton
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Great Hip-Hop movie
1 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

5.2??? I saw this film was rated 5.2 so I went to watch it expecting a pretty poor film...

I WAS VERY WRONG! This film is hilarious!!Method man and Redman (suprisingly) made me laugh so much and soooo often!! Especially in the "get him" scene! It may a good movie but its definitely aimed at all you hip-hop/comedy lovers.

Essence Atkins looks HOOOT too!!!

GOOD MOVIE-great fun for all those wanting a movie...lacking a great story line but filled with loads of laughs.

8/10 is a very fair score-give the movie a try. you'll like it

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