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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

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

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25 April 2008 (USA)  »

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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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When Harold backs the mustang into the fire hydrant the ensuing geyser of water floods the street, but when it shows the basketball players walking over to the car, the street is barely wet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kumar Patel: [taking a dump] Oh God, dude!
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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!
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Funniest Movie this Year
28 April 2008 | by (Manassas, Va) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Saturday and laughed aloud throughout.

This movie is not for everyone. There is nudity as well as drug and bodily function humor; however, it is definitely funny. Unlike most drug-themed movies, Harold and Kumar doesn't show the boys as being a couple of baked idiots, but as an intelligent sensitive individual paired with a baked idiot. Much like Bruce Willis' Blind Date, it only takes one person with absolutely no impulse control to make your life hell. As they said in Star Wars, however, there is another.

Neil Patrick Harris, after a cameo in the first movie, plays the same character only much further off the deep end than before. He is a mushroom-gobbling, whore-branding sociopath who makes Kumar look like an ivy league professor.

I must warn those who have seen the first movie. There are no cheetahs.

I am sorry...


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