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How High (2001)

 -  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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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 more »

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

After Silas and Jamal smoke in the the car, in one scene the car is filled with smoke, the very next scene, the air in the car is clear, it is also mentioned in the commentary track for that scene. See more »

Quotes

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

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

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References Bachelor Party (1984) 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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