After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.
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
Despite the comic use of the Indian American character in Harold and Kumar, when Leiner came to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital to donate bone marrow for his brother Ken's leukemia, the Indian doctors on the staff there said it was their favorite film. See more »
The fog lights on Harold's car repeatedly alternate between on and off over the course of the entire movie. See more »
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.
I'm gonna burn it once and for all.
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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.
Same Ole Song
Written by Joe Valiente, Daniel Patterson, Jim Woodling
Performed by Phunk Junkeez
Courtesy of Suburban Noize Records by arrangement with Media Creature Music
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Hilarious Stoner Comedy...Everything "Dude Where's My Car" should have been
"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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