Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) Poster


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In an April 24 2008 Newark Star Ledger interview, the writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg mention that Kumar's poem "The Square Root of Three" (parody of Joyce Kilmer's Trees) was written by a classmate of theirs, David Feinberg when all three went to Randolph High School in New Jersey. They were happy they could include in the film a poem they loved while growing up, and Feinberg was thrilled to make a contribution to the film.
The mask Harold pulls out of Neil Patrick Harris' bag is the same as the one worn by Chris Fehn from the band Slipknot.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris worked 4 days on this movie.
There is an after credits sequence.
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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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.
Production Assistant Carol Trevino was killed in an auto accident while working on the film.
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.
Clyde Kusatsu who plays John Cho (Harold's) father, also played his father in the episode of "House" (2005) {Love Hurts}_
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Despite the movie's title, Harold and Kumar spend just 5 minutes 33 seconds of screen time at Guantanamo Bay.
In the beginning of the film, Kumar tells Harold that their Amsterdam trip is going to be 'Exactly like Eurotrip only it's not going to suck'. The 'Amsterdam' scenes in Eurotrip (2004) were mostly filmed in Eastern Europe, while the scenes in Amsterdam at the ending of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay were filmed on location in The Netherlands.

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