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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa (as Danneel Harris)
Maria (as Paula Garces)
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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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Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Technical Specs


(unrated) | (theathre)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


Whenever the Homeland Security vehicles are shown, they have flashing orange lights. Federal law enforcement vehicles use red or red and blue flashing lights. See more »


[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

Scenes of Harold & Maria and Kumar & Vanessa having fun in Amsterdam are shown during the closing credits. See more »


References The Goonies (1985) See more »


As Gotas
Written by Nicola Conte & Rosalia De Souza
Performed by Rosalia De Souza
Courtesy of Leeds Music/Edizioni Ishtar
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User Reviews

Delightfully Offensive!
15 August 2008 | by (Minnesota, United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the first one, and couldn't wait to see the next one. Most of its humor is either racial, sexual, or drug-related, so if you aren't into that, steer clear of this one. If you can appreciate that type of humor you will be laughing throughout the entire movie. It is also filled with many ridiculous "wtf" funny moments, reminiscent of the cheetah scene from the last movie. The movie itself isn't offensive, but a lot of the characters are, and Neil Patrick Harris returns once again and really stole the show for me. Some of the jokes are derived from the first movie, so I really recommend seeing the first one before you see this to get acquainted with the characters. So go grab some friends and get ready to laugh, one of the funniest movies of the year!

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