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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

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After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... Harold
Kal Penn ... Kumar
Rob Corddry ... Ron Fox
Jack Conley ... Deputy Frye
Roger Bart ... Dr. Beecher
Neil Patrick Harris ... Neil Patrick Harris
Danneel Ackles ... Vanessa (as Danneel Harris)
Eric Winter ... Colton
Paula Garcés ... Maria (as Paula Garces)
Jon Reep ... Raymus
Missi Pyle ... Raylene
Mark Munoz ... Cyrus
James Adomian ... George W. Bush
Beverly D'Angelo ... Sally
Echo Valley Echo Valley ... Tits Hemingway
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Storyline

The morning they return from their White Castle road trip, Harold and Kumar decide to go to Amsterdam because Harold doesn't want to wait ten days to see Maria again. On the plane, Kumar lights up his new bong, the air marshals think it's a bomb, and Harold and Kumar are arrested as terrorists and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Ordered to fellate a guard, they manage to escape, make their way to Florida, and head for Texas to find Kumar's ex-girlfriend's fiancé, the well-connected Colton, and get him to intercede with Washington on their behalf. Kumar still has a thing for Vanessa, the feds are in hot pursuit, and the legal weed of Amsterdam seems a long way away. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Hollywood Reporter (27 April 2008 issue), Warner Bros' distribution president Dan Fellman said this movie was originally produced as a straight-to-video movie until a decision was made to release it theatrically. See more »

Goofs

About midway through the movie, before Harold and Kumar spot the the two KKK members in the forest and right after Kumar's fantasy sex scene, when they are walking through the dark forest, you can see something metallic clearly reflecting light in the background in the woods as the camera pans sideways following the two actors. The shiny object looks like it might be a mirror of a car, since it is above the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kumar Patel: [taking a dump] Oh God, dude!
Harold Lee: [in shower] What the fuck? What the fuck? What are you doing?
Kumar Patel: I'm taking the most incredible dump of all time, man.
Harold Lee: You couldn't wait until I got out of the shower?
Kumar Patel: Um, may I remind you that we both just ate 30 burgers and 4 large orders of fries?
[continues to take a dump]
Kumar Patel: Don't worry, in a little bit I'm sure it'll hit you too.
Harold Lee: Maybe, but I'm going to wait until you get out of the shower!
Kumar Patel: Well don't wait too long. We gotta leave for the airport in an hour.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits "No Person or entity associated with this film received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, in connection with the depiction of tobacco products." See more »

Alternate Versions

An unrated version was released on DVD which contains alternate and extended scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Flipped Switch: Harold & Kumar (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Run
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) & Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Chris Classic
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Funniest Movie this Year
28 April 2008 | by masercotSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on Saturday and laughed aloud throughout.

This movie is not for everyone. There is nudity as well as drug and bodily function humor; however, it is definitely funny. Unlike most drug-themed movies, Harold and Kumar doesn't show the boys as being a couple of baked idiots, but as an intelligent sensitive individual paired with a baked idiot. Much like Bruce Willis' Blind Date, it only takes one person with absolutely no impulse control to make your life hell. As they said in Star Wars, however, there is another.

Neil Patrick Harris, after a cameo in the first movie, plays the same character only much further off the deep end than before. He is a mushroom-gobbling, whore-branding sociopath who makes Kumar look like an ivy league professor.

I must warn those who have seen the first movie. There are no cheetahs.

I am sorry...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar Go to Amsterdam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,908,404, 27 April 2008

Gross USA:

$38,108,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,495,888
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Technical Specs

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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