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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Danny Leiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... Harold Lee
Ethan Embry ... Billy Carver
Rob Tinkler ... J.D. (as Robert Tinkler)
Fred Willard ... Dr. Willoughby
Kal Penn ... Kumar Patel
Steve Braun ... Cole
Dan Bochart Dan Bochart ... Extreme Sports Punk #1
Paula Garcés ... Maria (as Paula Garcès)
Mike Sheer Mike Sheer ... 'I'm So High' Kid
Christopher Thompson ... 'Don't You Wanna Be Cool' Kid
David Krumholtz ... Goldstein
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Rosenberg
Angelo Tsarouchas ... Mean Tollbooth Guy (as Angelo Tsachouras)
Anthony Anderson ... Burger Shack Employee
Siu Ta ... 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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Taglines:

Fast Food. High Times.

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Kumar says Yvan eht nioj which is said in the Simpsons. Which is also "Join The Navy" backwards. 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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Alternate Versions

There is approximately one extra minute of scenes in the "Unrated" version of the movie:
  • At the Asian party, two women flash the shy guy in order to get some weed. Harold and Kumar stop and stare, as does a campus police officer chasing them. The women then cover themselves after noticing the campus police.
  • After the kayak stunt, the guys talk a little longer about how "extreme" the stunt was and one picks up a bag of Doritos Extreme Cheddar and eats it.
  • The scene with Neil Patrick Harris and the two strippers is slightly longer.
  • Cindy Kim is shown kissing Goldstein (when his mouth is full of food) at Hotdog Heaven.
  • The Extreme guys have more dialogue after Harold steals their truck.
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Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Your Body 2004
Written by E. Newman, R. Clivilles, M. Perez, V. Matos
Performed by Stagga Lee
Courtesy of ArtistDirect/Robert Clivilles for M.V.P. Productions Entertainment
Published by Dontana Publishing (ASCAP), R. Clivilles Music (ASCAP), Mighty One Music (SESAC),
Victor Matos Music (ASCAP)
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Unbelievably funny - The smartest 'dumb' movie I've seen in years
31 July 2004 | by filmbuffetteSee all my reviews

The movie is absolutely hilarious. It's light years beyond Dude Where's My Car?, or for that matter any stoner/dumbass flick I've seen in years. This will be a cult comedy classic, one you watch ten times till you know all the words.

How many times do you get to see someone so excited over a giant bag of marijuana that he dances slow-motion in circles with it, then marries it, then bitch-slaps it because it served him bad coffee, then sobs and hugs it, crying, "I love you honey!"? (This is a dream sequence, and uh it's funnier that it sounds.)

Or this description of seeing Katie Holmes topless: "You know the holocaust? It was, like, the complete opposite of that, man!"

Or when a med school admissions officer asks one of the lead characters, who has a perfect score on the MCATs, why he doesn't want to be a doctor. "Just because I'm hung like a moose doesn't mean I have to be a porn star!"


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Official Sites:

WarnerBros.com

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,200,000, 1 August 2004

Gross USA:

$18,250,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,936,908
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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