Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Jon Hurwitz (2008)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Who says stoners are politically apathetic? In this harebrained sequel to Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies, the dope-smoking dopes (John Cho and Kal Penn) roll up and thumb their noses at America's post-9/11 insecurities. Arrested on a flight to Amsterdam after their bong is mistaken for a terrorist bomb, the bumbling heroes are shipped off to Guantanamo Bay by an over-zealous Homeland Security chief (Rob Corddry), whose disregard for due process extends to using the Bill of Rights as toilet paper. What follows is an irredeemably puerile procession of X-rated gags about getting high, getting laid and getting away from the guards at Guantanamo. Yet the script's surprisingly barbed take on America's culture of suspicion occasionally hits the mark, especially when one appreciates the half-realised point: these days it's not just pot-smoking dropouts who are subject to bouts of irrational paranoia.


The perpetually stoned duo plan a trip to Amsterdam, but no sooner have they boarded the plane when they are arrested for terrorist offences and shipped off to the notorious prison camp. Comedy sequel, starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris and Rob Corddry.

Cast & Crew

Harold John Cho
Kumar Kal Penn
Ron Fox Rob Corddry
Deputy Frye Jack Conley
Dr Beecher Roger Bart
Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris
Vanessa Danneel Harris
Colton Eric Winter
Maria Paula Garcés
Raymus Jon Reep
Director Jon Hurwitz
Director Hayden Schlossberg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: EntertainmentGuidance: Nudity and drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 May 2008