• Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Release Date: July 30th, 2004

DVD Release Date: January 4th, 2005

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Nerdy accountant Harold (John Cho) and his irrepressible friend, Kumar (Kal Penn), get stoned watching television and find themselves utterly bewitched by a commercial for White Castle. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into New Jersey. Somehow, the boys manage to run afoul of rednecks, cops and even a car-stealing Neil Patrick Harris before getting anywhere near their beloved sliders.

Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garcés, Neil Patrick Harris, David Krumholtz, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Reynolds

Director: Danny Leiner

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Kingsgate Films, Senator International

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Cheeky , Underdog , Growing up , Hospital , Car , Hilarious , 2000s , Quest , Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A blissfully silly, character-driven road movie with impressive laugh-per-minute performance specs. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The twist of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, a laugh-out-loud if not-exactly-good stoner comedy, is that its heroes, an entry-level investment banker and a brainiac pre-med student, are not dimwits. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I laughed often enough during the screening of Harold & Kumar that afterward I told Dann Gire, distinguished president of the Chicago Film Critics' Assn., that I thought maybe I should rent "Dude, Where's My Car?" and check it out. show more

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