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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:
... Harold
... Kumar
... Ron Fox
... Deputy Frye
... Dr. Beecher
... Neil Patrick Harris
... Vanessa (as Danneel Harris)
... Colton
... Maria (as Paula Garces)
... Raymus
... Raylene
... Cyrus
... George W. Bush
... Sally
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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Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harold & Kumar 2  »

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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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Trivia

In an April 24 2008 Newark Star Ledger interview, the writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg mention that Kumar's poem "The Square Root of Three" (parody of Joyce Kilmer's Trees) was written by a classmate of theirs, David Feinberg when all three went to Randolph High School in New Jersey. They were happy they could include in the film a poem they loved while growing up, and Feinberg was thrilled to make a contribution to the film. See more »

Goofs

In Alabama, when Harold and Kumar are driving down the street toward the pickup basketball game, you can clearly see it raining through the windshield. When the camera cuts back, it is not raining and the street is dry. See more »

Quotes

[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 Halloween (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bon Bon
Written and Performed by Joe Loco
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
By Arrangement with Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Went to the midnight screening.
25 April 2008 | by See 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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