Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Theatrical Release: April 25, 2008
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay


Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo” marks the triumphant return of these two hilarious, slacker anti-heroes. The movie stars John Cho as Harold and Kal Penn as Kumar, two stoners who can’t seem to get a break. Their last adventure found them traveling across country to find a White Castle hamburger in order to satisfy a weed-induced case of “the munchies.”

This time, the boys get themselves in trouble trying to sneak a bong onboard a flight to Amsterdam. Now, being suspected of terrorism, they are forced to run from the law and try to find a way to prove their innocence. What follows is an irreverent and epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild trip around the world that is as “un-PC” as it gets.

Dove Review

After being mistaken for terrorists, best friends Harold and Kumar get sent to the notorious prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Then, as the title indicates, they escape. The rest of the movie revolves around their efforts to get their names cleared, and the many so-called adventures they have along the way.

Most of Harold and Kumar’s escapades involve sex, drugs, nudity, or some combination of the three. There is not one scene in this movie that is free of foul language; even most of the soundtrack is full of objectionable lyrics. Bathroom humor and racial jokes round out the package. When Harold and Kumar end up at President Bush’s Texas ranch, the President takes them into his private room, which is decorated with posters of pinup girls, and they all smoke marijuana. Few movies are as far from receiving the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal as “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”

Content Description

Sex: Lots of sexual references and humor; man masturbates (graphic); several scenes of men and women kissing; two men kissing; two women kissing; two prisoners forced to perform oral sex on a prison guard; man dreams about having sex with a woman and a large bag of marijuana with female anatomy; men go to a brothel.
Language: F-over 50; S-over 30; B-6; A-8; GD-1; OG/OMG-6; H-8; J-3; JC-3; C-1; Ni**er-2; P-2; D*ucheb*g-6; F*gs-1; Slang for male genitalia-15.
Violence: Man electrocuted by electric fence; man shoots and stabs deer; man knees man in groin; man catches on fire; man shot; men beaten up and sprayed with mace; man punches man.
Drugs: Tons of drug references; President Bush smokes marijuana with Harold and Kumar; man takes magic mushrooms; man drinks and drives; men drink alcohol; man says he snorts Zoloft when he’s stressed out; marijuana is smoked throughout movie.
Nudity: Full frontal male nudity; full frontal female nudity; man’s rear end; topless women shown several times; men without shirts; prostitute with huge breasts in a very revealing top; cleavage.
Other: Man urinates on two men’s heads; man defecates; goat defecates; a married couple in Alabama are brother and sister, and they have a deformed child; racial humor; flatulence.


Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
Director: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
Producer: Nathan Kahane
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Samantha Vandersloot