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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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Storyline

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

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They've got their degrees all rolled up. 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)  »

Also Known As:

American High - Probieren geht über studieren  »

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

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do It
Written by Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Redman (as Reggie Noble), Scott Storch
Performed by Method Man & Redman
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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great comedy, but not for everyone
4 February 2005 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Firstly I want to say: I have to comment this film as reaction to negative commentaries. I found that people who have written attacking commentary must have a bad experience with drugs (I mean light, I count alcohol in this group), or are hypocritical and never taste it. Most people are enjoying talking (and writing) about things that they don't know and that they don't understand. I vote 9 because it is great comedy even I know that most people will not understand 90 percent of jokes. But every voting is subjective, isn't it? So for people who did not see this film ever and maybe they will: don't expect anything, because expectation will make deformation of your feelings and understanding. And If you are apriori of anti-drugs intence: do not see it rather. It is very easy to give it bad evaluation but it is very difficult to make good comedy. Keep it in mind and vote if you like it. And if you liked it, watch it again: you will find another jokes.


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