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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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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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You got blunt... You got weed..... 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

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

Baby Powder: And i'm gonna tell you something, this pimpin' that I got in my blood, it came from a family tree. My granddaddy was a pimp. My great-great-great-granddaddy was a pimp. I'm talking 'bout pimpin' since been pimpin' since been pimpin'!
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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 Dances with Wolves (1990) See more »

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Jammin
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Allow me to explain why it's Hilarious!!
4 October 2008 | by ac_awaySee all my reviews

I understand the fact that everyone has got their own taste when it comes to a movie genre and therefore some might feel that a "comedy" is based on a particular set of principles, essentially going into humour. But there are different ways in which many people perceive humour, some believe it's all about the jokes, some enjoy the swearing involved and others might love the typical Woody Allen script.

This movie isn't set to achieve an Oscar or any kind of prestigious award. I am pretty sure that that was the last thing that came through the writer's and director's minds. The only thing they intended to do was to make a film that could be enjoyed by the audience that loves the stereo-typing comedy films, which to be honest is growing faster and faster. And they nailed it.

The story is hilarious, the acting, well method and redman are hilarious at what they do best, which is fool around. Don't expect any intelligent sophisticated humour or satire. I'm not implying that the movie is full of dumb humour, on the contrary, its loaded with brilliant funny situations and loads of jokes. If you liked soul plane, then you're going to love this one.

So don't vote negatively just because it wasn't your cup of tea and try to understand that there's a different generation out there that really appreciates a good fun entertaining movie to watch as they also appreciate the other styles of "comedy".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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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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