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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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The stakes are high. And so are they. 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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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Henry Burke: To be or not to be, Shakespeare's great question to his character Hamlet. His great challenge to his audience in sixteen hundred, and today, over four hundred years later... Hamlet huh? What a fucking pussy. I mean I didn't even read it, I just netflixed the DVD with that Mad Max douchebag in it, but, his uncle aced his father, popped an eighteen seven in that motherfucker and he's talking to ghosts and shit all like "Daddy, daddy, what am I going to do? What am I going to do?" I mean bitch, ...
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.46 (2012) See more »

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Ouy of My Head (also known as 'D AM G')
Performed by Extrafoxx
Written by C. Burrell and Q. Brown
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Man, this was FUNNY as, WHAT!?'s with the hate/rs?
27 September 2012 | by meltinzoneSee all my reviews

Seriously, this was an AWESOME and a really fun and funny movie! A great film, even right from the very second the movie studio company names came on screen. Funny throughout and it was a decent length, not like some of these new comedies/films that just make it past an hour, this makes it the full hog!

From a 24 yo guy (with a wicked sense of humour) that watched this un-stoned for the first time, well it was funny as f^ck! Can't wait to blaze up for the second watch!

As to all the hate/res, WHAT!? the hell man!? I see many haters hating, but not reviewing, as there's really nothing that bad you can say about this film. You could almost go as far to call this masterpiece a great 'family' movie... I mean is there not enough quotable jokes and analogies in here for you all? Was the fine acting, by all, BUT WOW was Adrien Brody SOOOOOOOO good, not enough? This movie made me search more with him in it, as well as a bunch of the other actors/crew!

In my opinion this will become a cult CLASSIC stoner film! But saying that, I understand these 'new-age-hipster' stoners think it's not cool to just have fun and relax, hence why they don't find movies like Smiley Face funny (if you haven't watched Smiley Face high, you haven't seen it). I know as a community of potheads we are changing the 'cheech-chong-hippie' image to something more 'suit-like' and 'get-it-legal' type image, but I beg of you all, let us not forget that weed shouldn't be taken so seriously as to not allow ourselves to unwind and laugh at pointless nonsensical feats of 'wisdom'... at least from time to time. I get the 'legal' stance, hell, I'm actively doing something to make it legal, but it doesn't mean we should wear these hats 24/7/365, that in itself couldn't be healthy. Just remember to unplug and laugh once in a while... :)

I highly recommend you all give it a chance, I'm sure there's so much going on in it, that by the end, you'll feel you could just rewind (if we all still did that) and start it from the beginning, all over again.

To cast and crew, WOW, thanks for making a rare 'modern' stoner classic. Adrien Brody, that performance deserved an Oscar! I'd love to see a sequel. But regardless, it's right up there, probably higher than some of the best of them - think How High type funny, quiet possibly funnier.

Hope this helps some of you!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,832, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$139,034

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,590
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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