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

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30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£284,050 (UK) (4 March 2005)
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When Harold and Kumar almost crash into Goldstein and Rosenberg, when the two approach the car, Kumar rolls the window down all the way. Then in the next shot where you see Kumar get out of the car the window is slightly up. See more »

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J.D.: Billy boy! Get your ass ready. It's almost 5:00 and this bad boy needs to get his drink on. No, no, no. Give me that.
Billy Carver: Don't.
J.D.: I'm gonna burn it once and for all.
Billy Carver: Stop it.
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Hilarious Stoner Comedy...Everything "Dude Where's My Car" should have been
9 September 2004 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

"Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle" is an amusing, hilarious comedy not to be taken too seriously and not to be dismissed as just another silly stoner comedy. Certainly there are plenty of elements which appeal to those dophamine, "good times" movie-goers, yet there are also some classic instances of comedic greatness. Aside from chronicling two inane potheads on a quest to satisfy their appetites, "White Castle" offers a great coming-of-age and funny coincidence premise, which reminds us of the heavy, sadistic curveballs life hurls at us, sometimes when we merely desire something simple and cannot attain it. Here is a story of a simple goal by two simple minds: to find a White Castle hamburger joint and fulfill the lasting effects of "the munchies". Yet, as these two stoner friends come to realize, even the seemingly simplest of goals in life can be impossible to achieve, due to such disturbances as irony, circumstance, error, and misfortune, as they are all encountered in this journey. The comic elements are listless: stoner instinct-gone horribly awry, catastrophic error, not-so-pleasant raunchy surprise, near-death escapes in the most unlikeliest of ways, and the eventual finesse of overcoming all obstacles to finally enjoy a binge at a hamburger joint. This is a fresh, original, and satisfying comedy, and though it is nothing of a brilliant production or a cinematic masterpiece, there are plenty of the elements here which constitute for a barrel of laughs and a genuinely entertaining experience at the movies. ***1/2 out of ****


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