How High

How High

Infobox Film
name = How High

caption = How High DVD
director = Jesse Dylan
producer = Danny DeVito
James Ellis
Shaun Garr
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
writer = Dustin Abraham
narrator =
starring = Method Man
Mike Epps
music = Francis Kenny
cinematography = Larry Block
Corey Zetterlund
editing = Matthew Barry
Nancy Green-Keyes
distributor = United International Pictures
Universal Pictures
released = 5 April2002
runtime = 93 mins
country = United States of America
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0278488

:"See also: How High Soundtrack"

"How High" is a 2001 comedy film starring Method Man and Redman. It was a feature film debut from director Jesse Dylan, and was written by Dustin Lee Abraham. Entertainment Weekly rated it 3rd in their "Best Stoner Movie" top ten list. [Citation
last = Pastorek
first = Whitney
title = Joint Ventures
newspaper = Entertainment Weekly
pages =
year = 2004
date = 06-August
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The plot is centered around two underachieving pot smokers - Silas P. Silas (Method Man) and Jamal King (Redman). When Silas' friend Ivory (Chuck Davis) dies, Silas uses his ashes as fertilizer for a new batch of marijuana. When taking their THC (Testing for Higher Credentials, as opposed to SAT) exams for college, the pair are both sitting in the parking lot attempting to smoke some marijuana, but neither is able to do so without the help of the other. Soon they discover that smoking Silas' new batch of weed summons the ghost of the recently deceased Ivory, who gives them the exact test answers and helps both of them pass with perfect scores.

Several prestigious colleges offer them scholarships, suggesting different learning atmosphere and programs, but none of them seem to be what the two are looking for. Eventually they find what they are looking for, when Chancellor Huntley (Fred Willard) suggests the two sign up at Harvard University. They accept the offer and continue using the magic weed to succeed at the university. However, their weed is eventually stolen by the nerdy volunteer student guard Gerald (T.J. Thyne), who commences to smoke all of it except for a few tiny leaves. The "Ivory" now gone, they try first to dig up and smoke the remains of John Quincy Adams but do not have the same success as they had with their "magic" weed. Eventually they have to try studying to avoid being kicked out of college, but don't manage to do so. In the end, Benjamin Franklin appears back with Ivory at an alumni meeting to convince the congregation that Silas and Jamal should stay at Harvard.

Meanwhile at the campus they meet several interesting students such as Tuan - the Asian child-prodigy, Jamal's fellow pot-smoker I Need Money (Al Shearer), Bart (Chris Elwood) - a snobby rowing team captain, Jeffrey (Justin Urich) - their roommate who is forced to perform humiliating acts as part of a fraternity initiation, and others.


*Method Man as Silas P. Silas
*Redman as Jamal King
*Obba Babatunde as Dean Cain
*Mike Epps as Baby Powder
*Anna Maria Horsford as Mamma King
*Fred Willard as Carl Huntley
*Jeffrey Jones as Vice President
*Hector Elizondo as Bill the Crew Coach
*Lark Voorhies as Lauren
*Al Shearer as I Need Money
*Chuck Davis as Ivory
*Essence Atkins as Jamie
*Chris Elwood as Bart
*T.J. Thyne as Gerald
*Justin Urich as Jeffrey
*Spalding Gray as Professor Jackson
*Tracy Morgan as Field of Dreams Guy (uncredited)
*Cypress Hill
*Chuck Liddell as himself in the Party Fight Scene


On July 27th, 2008 at Rock the Bells in Boston, MA, Redman clarified this by saying filming of 'How High 2' would commence in the beginning of 2009. No details of the plot were revealed.


External links

* [ Official site]
*imdb title|id=0278488|title=How High
* [ DVD Review] from "Slant Magazine"
* [ DVD Review] from "Audio Video Revolution"
* [ Redman announcing the filming of How High 2 and the recording of Blackout 2]

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