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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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On a promotional talk show appearance by Christopher Meloni, he explained that when writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg approached him with the script, they said of the part "You we're the first person we thought of." After reading the introduction of his character, which simply describes him as "the ugliest man on Earth," he got the joke. See more »

Goofs

While the geography of New Jersey in the movie is very accurate during Harold and Kumar's journey from north Jersey to south Jersey, there is simply no need for them to have driven so far to find a White Castle. The trip from Hoboken to Cherry Hill is 85 miles and takes about 2 hours (without traffic), and there about 20 White Castles along the way. In fact, Harold and Kumar didn't even have to get on a highway to find one; there is a White Castle on Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, which is adjacent to Hoboken. 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

Spoofs The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock to the Rhythm
Written by Gideon Black, Nicholas Black, Jason Rabinowitz
Performed by Lexicon
Courtesy of Spytech by arrangement with Position Soundtrack Services
Courtesy of Mixed Metaphor Music (BMI), Gideon Black, Nicholas Black and Jason Rabinowitz
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User Reviews

 
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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