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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,908,404, 27 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,087,366, 13 July 2008
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amnesty International USA was highly critical of the film's satirical depiction of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, commenting on their website that "Guantanamo is no joke." The organization's membership was encouraged to hand out fliers and fact sheets at theatrical screenings to bring attention to the alleged human rights abuses that have occurred at the camp. See more »

Goofs

In the initial interrogation scene, after Agent Fox asks "Is it freedom-o-clock?", Harold's hands are on the table. Then, in the immediate next shot, Harold's hands are off of the table. 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

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Family Week 3 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh Wee
Written by Bobby Hebb
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Nate Dogg, Trife Da God (as Trife) & Saigon
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Sunny"
Performed by Boney M.
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Germany) GmbH
Contains a sample of "Scorpio"
Written and Performed by Dennis Coffey
Courtesy of Avant Garde Enterprises, Inc.
Trife Da God appears courtesy of MCF Entertainment
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Hilarious - Much much better than the first one :)
28 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

I see a lot of people saying it was a dumb movie, waste of time, or not as good as the first one. I totally thought it was so much better than the first one, and I'm a girl! Yeah, I was the only girl there without a guy. But I had just watched the first one, and no guy was available to go with me! I am confident enough to go to such movies without a man :). Anyways, I thought it was extremely hilarious, had to groan in a few parts for the raunchiness. And as for the female nudity factor, and myself being a girl...i didn't care because I'm there for the comedy, not the nudity and Harold and Kumar were hilarious in the whole movie, so it made up for having to go through watching vagina after vagina. I thought Neil Patrick Harris shined in this movie, along with the guys who play Harold and Kumar. I was a fan of Neil's when he was the infamous teenage doctor to everyone...so it's truly hilarious to see him in the light he's put in in this movie. I thought it was funny that if there were any girls in the theater, they were with their man...i never heard one girl laugh...but I was laughing just as much, if not more, than the guys. I don't consider this just a guy movie. It's an ADULT COMEDY. I usually get tired of the fart jokes and stuff like that, but for some reason, in this movie, I thought they were extremely funny. My face almost hurt from laughing throughout the whole movie. So, I'd say, go see it, and don't think too much of what is going on (because you WILL be offended)...it's a comedy, so just have a good time :).


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