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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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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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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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According to Hollywood Reporter (27 April 2008 issue), Warner Bros' distribution president Dan Fellman said this movie was originally produced as a straight-to-video movie until a decision was made to release it theatrically. See more »

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When Raza asks Harold and Kumar to pull down their pants at the party, obvious body doubles are used. See more »

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[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?
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Kumar Patel: Don't worry, in a little bit I'm sure it'll hit you too.
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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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