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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Chuck Deezy ...
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 <>

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Plot Keywords:

smoke | pot | college | harvard | drugs | See All (58) »


On December 21, put a little tingle in your jingle. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy

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


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the scene where I Need $$ steals Gerald's bike, when the truck has run over the bike and then backs up to run it over again, you can clearly see three bicycle wheels: two close together near most of the wreckage, and a third wheel a bit further back. See more »


Baby Powder: Now here I've got a twenty dollar money order...
Hella Back: Twenty Dollars!
End Table Ass: Money Order!
Baby Powder: ...that you two bitches can split!
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Crazy Credits

Various bloopers and outtakes run during the credits, ending with the cast shouting: "The movie is over! Go home!" See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »


How To Roll a Blunt
Written by Keni Burke, Allan Wayne Felder (as Allan Felder), Redman (as Reggie Noble),
Norma Jean Wright
Performed by Redman
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Funny flick
8 January 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

How High is just what Amercia needed in this year, a funny flick that doesn't take itself seriously. The plot is good and the acting by Method Man whose always good is great. Redman and Mike Epps both steal every scene their in as does I Need Money. My only problem with the film was the lack of nudity. But I still give it a 5/5.

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