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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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:

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

Gross USA:

$18,225,165, 12 September 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As a "thank you" for all of the free advertising the film gave them, White Castle arranged to have collectible "Harold and Kumar" cups at all of their locations during the film's release. It marks the first time an R-rated comedy is advertised on fast food containers. See more »

Goofs

In Kumar's Med school interview, his collar alternates position. He begins tucked with tabs in, then one side tucked under his jacket, then both tabs out, then the opposite tab tucked, completely tucked in, then both out. 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 steal's their truck.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Druggies (2015) See more »

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Chick Magnet
Written by Mike Herrera
Performed by MXPX
Courtesy of Tooth & Nail Records by arrangement with Position Soundtrack Services
Courtesy of Thirsty Moon River Publishing (ASCAP) (c) 1998
Administered by EMI Christian Music Publishing
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User Reviews

Haven't laughed so hard since Something About Mary!
11 August 2004 | by EmmaNemmsSee all my reviews

We stuck our heads in this movie because we had 15 minutes to kill before our movie started ("Collateral"). Surprise of surprises, we were glued to our seats and didn't want to leave! We're NOT 20-somethings or even 30-somethings, yet we found this entire movie eye-watering funny! These two actors are great at their craft, and their on-screen combination a perfect match. Our only regret is that we can't take our 14-year-old son to see it--the movie makes light of drugs and sex too much for his age (in our "parental opinion"). However, it's no worse in that regard than South Park or other hit movies involving college-age adults (a la Animal House). In fact, it has many more redeeming qualities than AH. Specifically speaking, the not-so-subtle (and rightfully so) social commentary. We hope that part isn't lost in the incredible humor. We HIGHLY recommend this movie to those of you who enjoy movies like There's Something About Mary, Four Rooms ("Misbehavers" vignette), etc. Favorite scenes: two sorority types in the restroom and the two African American men in the jail house!


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