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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.

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John Stalberg Jr.

Writers:

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

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Cast

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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Details

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:

$82,832, 3 June 2012

Gross USA:

$139,034

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,590
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's two stars, Matt Bush and Sean Marquette, are both cast members on The Goldbergs. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, two kids are playing a prank on a third by dropping him in the pool, and they film it on camera. A little later, the assistant dean is watching it on some "youtube similar site", but the point of view is the movie camera, not the kids' camera, who presumably uploaded the movie. 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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Features Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Girl Parts
Performed by The Static Jacks
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If you liked Half Baked you'll like this one!

Be sure to stay after the credits for the bonus scene! Way better than I thought it would be, they really botched the trailers for this one. Hanks give a great performance. Being close friends with someone who works in public education I can say that the characters in this film do exist out there in real life. Unlike many other films in this genre there is not gratuitous amounts of time spent showing people actually consuming the herb, the screen time is instead spent on plot and some really funny jokes. The characters have some depth which helps pull you in to the story. Not nearly as many stereotypes as I was expecting. Our theater had both young and old alike in attendance and everyone was laughing at all the right spots. Slam or beer or something before you go to get in the mood, hehehehe "Whut?"


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