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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

 -  Adventure | Comedy  -  25 April 2008 (USA)
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Follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.

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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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This time they're running from the joint. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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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)  »

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Harold & Kumar 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£265,346 (UK) (30 May 2008)

Gross:

$38,087,366 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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Vanessa's husband-to-be is named Colton Graham, and coincidentally, an actor named Colton Gramm plays one of the Groomsmen at the wedding. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft that Harold and Kumar are last seen flying in is a C-130 "Hercules", but the interior is that of a Douglas DC-3 or some other plane, not a C-130. 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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The end credits contain a shot of Neil Patrick Harris lifting himself up from the brothel lawn. See more »

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References Clara's Heart (1988) See more »

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Written by Loren Black, Gary J. Holland, Mark Kendall (as Mark S. Kendall), Alan G. Niven & Jack Russell
Performed by 'Great White'
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Funny !
8 October 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Kal Penn has done it again. The premise was set perfectly and the movie took us through the different oddities about the paranoid and mad ways of American reactions to war against terror. These two gentlemen are put behind bars and sent of Guantanama Bay. The journey begins there and its a fun ride ahead. The movie apart from being rip roaring funny, also brings out lot of mistaken or rather true clichés of American society. Be it geographical ethnic or even racist. The sensitive subjects are treated pretty nicely. I should say hilariously too. The expression Kal Penn brings about for different situations are perfect and fits the scenes very well. Trust me he's got a funny looking face.


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