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High School (2010)

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A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.

Director:

John Stalberg Jr.

Writers:

Erik Linthorst (screenplay), John Stalberg Jr. (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Psycho Ed
Sean Marquette ... Travis Breaux
Matt Bush ... Henry Burke
Colin Hanks ... Brandon Ellis
Adhir Kalyan ... Sebastian Saleem
Mykelti Williamson ... Paranoid
Michael Chiklis ... Dr. Leslie Gordon
Luis Chávez ... Big Dave
Max Van Ville ... Little Dave
Brett Kelly ... Martin Gordon
Joseph Julian Soria ... Rubin
George Back George Back ... Malcolm
Alicia Sixtos ... Sharky Ovante
Andrew Wilson ... Hippie Dude
Camille Mana ... Dana
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Storyline

A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian's first hit of pot. With his college scholarship at stake, he enlists the school's biggest stoner to help nullify the results of the screening - by getting the entire student body high. Written by John Stalberg, Jr.

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Future going up in smoke? Make sure it's some primo shit. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drugs and language, crude and sexual content, some nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

High School - Wir machen die Schule dicht See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$239,034, 3 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,034, 3 June 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Harold Faltermeyer provided the film's initial musical score, even providing an interview to /Film regarding the project. However, for reasons which have never been publicly made clear, Faltermeyer's score was replaced with that of The Newton Brothers. See more »

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Henry's black-eye changes shades inconsistently throughout the film. See more »

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Psycho Ed: Whut?
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Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.46 (2012) See more »

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"Damn Rough Night'
Performed by Artist Vs Poet
Written by 'Artist Vs Poet/Austin Bello
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A pretty funny and somewhat original stoner comedy. More like "Girl Next Door" then "Harold & Kumar". Great plot. I say B
2 September 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Drugs, fornicating, a grown man singing about his feelings, it's time we win this war, expunge this school of all dope fiends." Henry Burke (Bush) has everything going for him. He has a scholarship to MIT and is in line to be his classes valedictorian. After an accident leads to detention he is brought back together with his old friend Travis (Marquette). They decide to take a break that night and unwind with a joint. After the school's representative in the national spelling bee loses it on TV the principal (Chiklis) institutes a mandatory drug test for everyone in the school. Fearing he will lose everything Henry and Travis come up with a plan. I am not really a fan of "stoner' comedy (I did like the Harold & Kumar movies) but the plot to this and the cast made it seem interesting to me. I was not disappointed. Adrien Brody is very funny as the man they steal from and Colin Hanks is good as a clueless asst. principle but Michael Chiklis steals the movie. Playing a clueless borderline pervert in charge of the school he is perhaps the funniest clueless principal since Ed Rooney. This is a very different style of stoner comedy and it is more like "Girl Next Door" then "Pineapple Express". This is nothing amazing but I enjoyed it and laughed quite a bit. Overall, a funny movie you can just put in and not think about, those are fun sometimes. I give it a B.


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