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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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A Korean-American office worker and his Indian-American stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harold Lee
... Billy Carver
... J.D. (as Robert Tinkler)
... Dr. Willoughby
... Kumar Patel
... Cole
Dan Bochart ... Extreme Sports Punk #1
... Maria (as Paula Garcès)
Mike Sheer ... 'I'm So High' Kid
... 'Don't You Wanna Be Cool' Kid
... Goldstein
... Rosenberg
... Mean Tollbooth Guy (as Angelo Tsachouras)
... Burger Shack Employee
... Cindy Kim
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Storyline

Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris. Written by Film_Fan

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Fast Food. High Times.

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated R for strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,480,378, 1 August 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,225,165, 12 September 2004
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The large poster in Harold and Kumar's apartment is for a 1942 anti-marijuana propaganda film known as "Devil's harvest". See more »

Goofs

When Harold and Kumar almost run off the cliff in the punks' SUV, the front left wheel is hanging off the cliff in mid-air. A few seconds later, as they hear the siren and Harold says, "We're trapped!", the wheel is plainly seen on solid ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
J.D.: Billy boy! Get your ass ready. It's almost 5:00 and this bad boy needs to get his drink on. No, no, no. Give me that.
Billy Carver: Don't.
J.D.: I'm gonna burn it once and for all.
Billy Carver: Stop it.
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Connections

Edited into Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Total Eclipse of the Heart
Written by Jim Steinman (as James Steinman)
Performed by Nicki French
Courtesy of Razor & Tie Direct
Courtesy of Edward B. Marks Music Company on behalf of Lost Boys Music
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Hilarious Stoner Comedy...Everything "Dude Where's My Car" should have been
9 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle" is an amusing, hilarious comedy not to be taken too seriously and not to be dismissed as just another silly stoner comedy. Certainly there are plenty of elements which appeal to those dophamine, "good times" movie-goers, yet there are also some classic instances of comedic greatness. Aside from chronicling two inane potheads on a quest to satisfy their appetites, "White Castle" offers a great coming-of-age and funny coincidence premise, which reminds us of the heavy, sadistic curveballs life hurls at us, sometimes when we merely desire something simple and cannot attain it. Here is a story of a simple goal by two simple minds: to find a White Castle hamburger joint and fulfill the lasting effects of "the munchies". Yet, as these two stoner friends come to realize, even the seemingly simplest of goals in life can be impossible to achieve, due to such disturbances as irony, circumstance, error, and misfortune, as they are all encountered in this journey. The comic elements are listless: stoner instinct-gone horribly awry, catastrophic error, not-so-pleasant raunchy surprise, near-death escapes in the most unlikeliest of ways, and the eventual finesse of overcoming all obstacles to finally enjoy a binge at a hamburger joint. This is a fresh, original, and satisfying comedy, and though it is nothing of a brilliant production or a cinematic masterpiece, there are plenty of the elements here which constitute for a barrel of laughs and a genuinely entertaining experience at the movies. ***1/2 out of ****


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