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How High (2001)

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

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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ivory - Ghost: I'm taking you off my buddy list bitch! I hope you get a virus! You and your computer!
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Various bloopers and outtakes run during the credits, ending with the cast shouting: "The movie is over! Go home!" See more »

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References Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

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Cisco Kid
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson,
Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy L. Jordan), Lee Oskar, Charles Miller (as Charles W. Miller),
, Howard E. Scott
Performed by Method Man, Redman, Cypress Hill & War
Contains a sample of "Cisco Kid" as Performed by War
Courtesy of Avenue Records
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'Highly' underrated
22 March 2003 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Being a proud fan of lowbrow humor and a fan of Method Man and Redman, "How High" seemed like a no-brainer comedy, and I was right! This movie can only do harm to people who get offended easily at racial stereotypes, pot smoking and more pot smoking. The movie pokes fun at everyone; class and race. One glance at How High would make you think they're trying to make another "Animal House". Well, I think it's up there. It's got everything except the fraternities. From childish pranks to goofy humor, Meth and Red carry the movie to its predictable conclusion. Many people will write this off as another "Black comedy", but it really is a comedy for everyone. It just "happens" to star two charismatic rap artists. Director Jesse Dylan (yes, Bob's son) knows how to set up a joke and pull the punchline. This film is far funnier than the last two "Friday" films combined (Yes, let's just compare it to other pothead comedies). The supporting cast is terrific as well, including the clueless Fred Willard and uptight Obba Babatunde. The only downside is Mike Epps' pimp character, done much better by Eddie Griffin in "Deuce Bigalow."

The bottom line: Rent it, have a few beers and some good laughs without taking it too seriously.


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