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

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug use and language, and for sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How High 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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 who played superman in the series. This is a subliminal message of getting high like superman See more »

Goofs

Baby Powder's vanity plate, "BPOWDER" is 7 characters. Massachusetts license plates have a maximum of 6 characters. See more »

Quotes

Baby Powder: Now here I've got a twenty dollar money order...
Hella Back: Twenty Dollars!
End Table Ass: Money Order!
Baby Powder: ...that you two bitches can split!
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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

Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Da Rockwilder
Written by Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Redman (as Reggie Noble), Rockwilder (as Dana Stinson), B-Real (as Louis Freese), Deejay Muggs, Brett Bouldin, Bernice Williams
Performed by Method Man, Redman
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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great comedy, but not for everyone
4 February 2005 | by p_hytychSee all my reviews

Firstly I want to say: I have to comment this film as reaction to negative commentaries. I found that people who have written attacking commentary must have a bad experience with drugs (I mean light, I count alcohol in this group), or are hypocritical and never taste it. Most people are enjoying talking (and writing) about things that they don't know and that they don't understand. I vote 9 because it is great comedy even I know that most people will not understand 90 percent of jokes. But every voting is subjective, isn't it? So for people who did not see this film ever and maybe they will: don't expect anything, because expectation will make deformation of your feelings and understanding. And If you are apriori of anti-drugs intence: do not see it rather. It is very easy to give it bad evaluation but it is very difficult to make good comedy. Keep it in mind and vote if you like it. And if you liked it, watch it again: you will find another jokes.


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