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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... Harold
Kal Penn ... Kumar
Rob Corddry ... Ron Fox
Jack Conley ... Deputy Frye
Roger Bart ... Dr. Beecher
Neil Patrick Harris ... Neil Patrick Harris
Danneel Ackles ... Vanessa (as Danneel Harris)
Eric Winter ... Colton
Paula Garcés ... Maria (as Paula Garces)
Jon Reep ... Raymus
Missi Pyle ... Raylene
Mark Munoz ... Cyrus
James Adomian ... George W. Bush
Beverly D'Angelo ... Sally
Echo Valley Echo Valley ... Tits Hemingway
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Storyline

The morning they return from their White Castle road trip, Harold and Kumar decide to go to Amsterdam because Harold doesn't want to wait ten days to see Maria again. On the plane, Kumar lights up his new bong, the air marshals think it's a bomb, and Harold and Kumar are arrested as terrorists and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Ordered to fellate a guard, they manage to escape, make their way to Florida, and head for Texas to find Kumar's ex-girlfriend's fiancé, the well-connected Colton, and get him to intercede with Washington on their behalf. Kumar still has a thing for Vanessa, the feds are in hot pursuit, and the legal weed of Amsterdam seems a long way away. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,908,404, 27 April 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,087,366, 13 July 2008
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(unrated) | (theatrical)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amnesty International USA was highly critical of the film's satirical depiction of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, commenting on their website that "Guantanamo is no joke." The organization's membership was encouraged to hand out fliers and fact sheets at theatrical screenings to bring attention to the alleged human rights abuses that have occurred at the camp. See more »

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In the sky diving scene, Kumar holds onto Harold while Harold opens the parachute. It would be impossible for Kumar to remain holding on when the parachute opens up due to the sudden change of momentum. See more »

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[first lines]
Kumar Patel: [taking a dump] Oh God, dude!
Harold Lee: [in shower] What the fuck? What the fuck? What are you doing?
Kumar Patel: I'm taking the most incredible dump of all time, man.
Harold Lee: You couldn't wait until I got out of the shower?
Kumar Patel: Um, may I remind you that we both just ate 30 burgers and 4 large orders of fries?
[continues to take a dump]
Kumar Patel: Don't worry, in a little bit I'm sure it'll hit you too.
Harold Lee: Maybe, but I'm going to wait until you get out of the shower!
Kumar Patel: Well don't wait too long. We gotta leave for the airport in an ...
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Crazy Credits

Scenes of Harold & Maria and Kumar & Vanessa having fun in Amsterdam are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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References EuroTrip (2004) See more »

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Something About That Woman
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Performed by Lakeside
Courtesy of Unidisc Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records
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Went to the midnight screening.
25 April 2008 | by jayford89See all my reviews

And it was absolutely amazing. I'd been anticipating it since i saw the first one, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Me and a bunch of friends bought slyders before we went. (and chicken rings, those are awesome, but I digress) It was a completely different type of movie than the first one, but that's okay because they're both awesome in different ways!!! I won't ruin anything for anybody, but I will tell you to go out and see the movie immediately,and drag your friends along with you. And then buy the DVD when it comes out so that we can have another adventure with our Marijuana Minorities of Movie Magic!! I for one am going again on Saturday... and Sunday.

I know a lot of conservative people that post on here were concerned about it being too political, but it really wasn't. The movie isn't like anti terrorist punishment or anything, it just shows how ignorant a lot of Americans are post 9/11. And if that's the way the real Bush is in real life, he just went up like 12 points in my book.

I never thought I'd say that, but this movie makes the impossible possible.

Very few people seemed to know they should hang back after the credits. I usually do anyway, so I got to see the little peak into the possible H&K3.

And a magic thing happened. Where usually after an awesome movie, me and my friends are the only ones who stand and applaud at the end, this time, we were joined by all of our fellow audience members... Granted they were all pretty baked I'm sure, but it was justified.


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