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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 <>

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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)

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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 Jamal meets Silas, the toothbrush in Silas's hat alternates sides and faces in and out more than one time. See more »


Bart: [Jamal is rowing pathetically] What are you doing, Hip-hop hooray? Paddle! Paddle like a man, get jiggy with it or something!
Mamma King: [Mamma King appears in the sky] Jamal! What is ya ass doin' in a boat. Oh I see, you've been smoking too much ganja huh.
Spectator: [noticing her] It's so huge!
Mamma King: Well, I guess you might have to just come back home and live with me!
Jamal: OH HELL NO!
Mamma King: Did you curse at me!
Jamal: [Jamal starts paddling as hard as he can]
[to Bart]
Jamal: Row motherfucker ROW!
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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 »


Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Written by Willie Beck (as William Beck), Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner),
Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams),
, Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones), Ralph Middlebrooks
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Bible for Weed Smokers!!!!
26 December 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

For everyone who doesn't like movies about weed,stop reading this is not your movie. Some non pod smokers will think the movie is OK. But this is the 'CULT' movie of smoking weed. From the 1st scene till the last scene,this movie does not stop. There are none not funny scenes to built up the story. You could see is as one funny sketch after the other. The story basically is a guy Silas, who grows weed,and one day his friend dies. He puts his ash in his next plant,that he names after him(The Ivory,still want to smoke that one day). He meets another pod head at THC's(test for higher learning) and with the help of Ivory they get the highest score. And they choose the Ivy League atmosphere of Harvard. They turn Harvard up side down. You have to smoke one before you watch this movie,it's still funny if you don't,but its meant to be seen stoned!!!! I've seen this movie about 20 times,and I'm from the country where the realest smokers be(Holland) and we all dig this movie,you HEARD,this is the smokers bible!!!! What are you doing get some grass and watch this movie!!!

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