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

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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,908,404 (USA) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

$38,087,366 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Trivia

Production Assistant Carol Trevino was killed in an auto accident while working on the film. See more »

Goofs

The guns in the movie frequently shoot many more bullets than is possible for the make's capacity. Since the movie is meant to be a live-action cartoon, where everything is larger than life, this can be seen as deliberate. 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 ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits contain a shot of Neil Patrick Harris lifting himself up from the brothel lawn. See more »

Connections

References The Goonies (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Gospel Weed Song
Written by Bizarre (as Rufus Johnson) and Robert Shea Taylor
Performed by Bizarre
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
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The boys are back
5 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie takes place right after the first movie. Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) are flying off to Amsterdam to follow Maria (Paula Garcés). Only Kumar couldn't make it to Amsterdam without smoking a bong, and the guys are thrown into Guantanamo Bay.

The bromance between Harold and Kumar is still holding up strong. The movie works best when it concentrates on them only. This one introduces Vanessa (Danneel Ackles) as Kumar's college girlfriend. It's nice to get some depths to Kumar.

Rob Corddry is annoyingly over the top as the government agent coming after the pair. He's so stupid and annoying that it becomes a major problem. I rather have Tommy Lee Jones playing up searching every outhouse instead.

And Neil Patrick Harris is back and as good as ever.


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