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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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Jesse Dylan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Method Man ... Silas P. Silas
Redman ... Jamal King
Obba Babatundé ... Dean Carl Cain
Mike Epps ... Baby Powder
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mamma King
Fred Willard ... Philip Huntley
Jeffrey Jones ... Vice President
Hector Elizondo ... Bill the Crew Coach
Lark Voorhies ... Lauren
Al Shearer ... I Need Money
Chuck Deezy ... Ivory - Ghost (as Chuck Davis)
Essence Atkins ... Jamie
Chris Elwood ... Bart
T.J. Thyne ... Gerald
Justin Urich ... Jeffrey
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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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Taglines:

You got blunt... You got weed..... See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Fumuri' la Harvard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,779,850, 23 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,155,435, 24 February 2002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dean Cain is a reference to Dean Cain the actor you played superman in the series. This is a subliminal message of getting high like superman 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

[after Harvard is described to them]
Silas: Shit, I'll fucks witcha!
Jamal: Shit, I'll fucks witcha, too!
Huntley: And that's a good thing?
Jamal: Yes. That's a "yes"!
Huntley: Then we'll 'fox' with each other.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Psycho (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Slam
(uncredited)
Written by Sticky Fingaz, Jason Mizell, Chylow Parker, Fredro Starr and Tyrone Taylor
Performed by Onyx
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'Highly' underrated
22 March 2003 | by rogerebertscloneSee 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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