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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 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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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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They've got their degrees all rolled up. See more »

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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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Trivia

Final feature film role of Spalding Gray. See more »

Goofs

Silas and Jamal dig up the grave of president John Quincy Adams in an unspecified cemetery, when in reality, the president is actually buried in a family crypt beneath the United First Parish Church. See more »

Quotes

Field of Dreams Guy: Damn, I'm hungrier than four dudes!
PCC Agent: And I'm hungrier than five!
Field of Dreams Guy: Well who are you, jack, and what you doin' in my house?
PCC Agent: I'm the spokesperson for Pork-Chops-O-Chunky. Whether you're black or a honkey, you'll love Pork-Chops-O-Chunky!
Field of Dreams Guy: Damn, that's Funky!
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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 »

Connections

References Reefer Madness (1936) See more »

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Sexy Ida
Written by Tina Turner
Performed by Ike & Tina Turner
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,102,260, 23 December 2001

Gross USA:

$31,178,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,283,740
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