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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.


Danny Leiner
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3 nominations. See more awards »





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fast Food. High Times.


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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Did You Know?


Kal Penn, who plays Kumar, is a vegetarian, so technicians made veggie Castles for him. See more »


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 »


[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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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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User Reviews

Take a break from your hecktic work life, and see this film and laugh your head off.
6 August 2004 | by mack3175-1See all my reviews

This movie is enjoyable only if you don't try to take it seriously. It was bust a gut laughs from start to finish. Next to DodgeBall, I would say this was tied as the funniest film of 2004. It starts out with Harold(John Cho) an overworked and very passive guy, who has a crush on the beautiful Maria(Paula Garces, remember her from ClockStoppers and T.V.'s Guiding Light). Harold has a best friend and roomate named Kumar(Kal Penn) who rather be stoned, then get a job. One night decide to go to White Castle fast food place. Then begins an unenjoyable night, where thing that could go wrong, really do. That is all I'm gonna say. Get ready to laugh your head off. It was quite edgy. But for some people, don't see it, if you get easily affended.

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Official Sites:



USA | Canada | Germany


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 »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,200,000, 1 August 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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