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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American 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 USA:

$5,480,378, 1 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,225,165, 12 September 2004
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), Ryan Reynolds plays the title role and Kal Penn has a supporting role. In this film, Kal Penn plays one of the main roles and Ryan Reynolds makes a cameo. See more »


The cheetah roars during the film. Cheetahs cannot roar, they can only purr, hiss, and growl. See more »


[first lines]
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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Jim Blesener and Cat Stevens Go to Black Shack
31 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I haven't laughed that hard at a movie in a long time. Being a fan of White Castle and the talents of John Cho and Kal Penn, this movie was a sure fire hit. Normally I would think a script about two stoners on a quest for White Castle sliders would be boring, if not retarded, material... but this movie just works.

Let's face it - the stoner angle may not appeal to everyone, but their quest is just too good/funny to pass up. There are more wacky moments than most "buds hit the road" comedies can muster. Imagine Neil Patrick Harris (NPH!!) playing himself - well, he flippin' does here, in a very funny, if slightly disturbing, role. The comradeship between John and Kal is fantastic. They'll probably remind you of two old buds from college - or maybe even hit closer to home.

I'm not sure if it's the great delivery by John/Kal, maybe the writing, or a both - this movie is really a great time. The whole theater was laughing - I haven't heard that in A LONG TIME. Did "Bruce Almighty" do that? No. Did "Envy" do it? Hell no. Did "50 First Dates" do it? Ummm, no.

Bottom line - this is a good movie that actually delivers the laughs.

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