Harold Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
After returning home from White Castle, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel decide to travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands so Harold can surprise his neighbor and love interest Maria. At the airport, the duo encounters Kumar's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Fanning, who is engaged to Colton Graham, a college friend of Harold's whose family has political connections. The plane passengers mistake Kumar's new invention, a smokeless bong, for a bomb and the duo is apprehended by sky marshals. Ron Fox, a neurotic and extremely racist Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, believes the duo are agents of a joint Al-Qaeda and North Korean conspiracy and sends them to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba against the advice of NSA Vice-Chairman Dr. John Beecher. After narrowly avoiding sexual assault by a guard at the detention camp due to the inadvertent assistance of two other prisoners, Harold and Kumar escape and board a Cuban refugee boat to Miami, Florida. They meet up with their college friend, Raza, at his home, who loans them a car so they can travel to Texas, hoping Colton can help clear their names.
Harold Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
After their successful search for snacks in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Kumar (Kal Penn) and Harold (John Cho) plan a trip to Amsterdam to follow Harold's crush, Maria (Paula Garces), and enjoy marijuana in a legal setting. But when Kumar's bong is mistaken for a bomb on the plane, the two wind up taking a very different trip to a very different destination -- Guantanamo Bay. Once they escape, they must make it to Texas, clear their names, stop Kumar's long-lost love from marrying the wrong man, survive the wild partying of rogue actor Neil Patrick Harris (as himself), and get back to New Jersey safely so they can make it to Amsterdam and reunite Harold and Maria. In short, it's kind of like The Odyssey, only with weed smoking, toilet humor, and gratuitous nudity.
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) is the second installment in the Harold and Kumar franchise, created by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. In this movie, Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) escape from Guantanamo Bay and embark on a journey to clear their names.
Picking up right where the last movie left off, Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn), fresh from their trip to White Castle, have decided to follow Harold's neighbor Maria to Amsterdam. On the plane Kumar and the bong he brought on are mistaken for a terrorist and a bomb, and Kumar, along with his "North Korean accomplice" Harold, are thrown in Guantanamo Bay. The two escape and head to Texas, pursued by an overzealous Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (Rob Corddry). An old friend of theirs, Colton, is getting married to Kumar's ex-girlfriend Vanessa (Danneel Ackles), and has invited President George W. Bush to the wedding. Harold wants to get a pardon; Kumar wants to ruin the wedding after wanting to reconnect with Vanessa as well as Colton betraying them.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is the 2008 sequel to 2004's Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle. The film finds Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) being mistakenly sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention center and then pursued by an obsessive Homeland Security agent when they escape. The sequel would be followed by 2011's A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
The two picaresque heroes have been mistaken for terrorists, escape from the infamous Guantanamo, and finally travel to Texas to gain their freedom from the charges. But that's just the plot; the real joy of this slacker/stoner story is lampooning the conservative, sometimes neoconservative, power structure of America today, be it the over-profiling of Homeland Security or the hypocritical lawmakers who smoke the stuff but jail those others who do. 041b061a72