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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  30 July 2004 (USA)
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An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.


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Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris. Written by Film_Fan

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Fast Food. High Times.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Harold & Kumar  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,480,378 (USA) (30 July 2004)


£284,050 (UK) (4 March 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Too Good To Miss!
31 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

When my best friend said that she was going to go see this movie, I said I wanted to come, not even knowing what the movie was about, but just so I could have a good time (and because I love White Castle). I'm so glad I saw it. I can honestly say that I have never laughed so hard in a theatre before. This is by far the funniest movie I have ever seen. I love it!! Too good!!! I will definitely go to see it again! I'm telling everyone I know what a great movie it is! Sure, there are a lot of people that are going to say it looks stupid and it's for teens. But seriously, people go to see movies to have a good time, and this movie certainly delivers. If only those Oscar morons would start nominating good stuff, I can say that this has a great chance to win.

I can guarantee I'll be buying it the day it comes out on DVD!

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