The restaurant served 40,000 burgers to patrons, including , and. Harold Lee, a second-generation Asian-American office worker, and Kumar Patel, a second-generation Indian-American medical student and self-proclaimed stoner, decide that they must have burgers from the White Castle fast-food restaurant to quench their stoner hunger pangs after seeing a commercial advertising the restaurant on television. Harold then notices his co-workers pull up with two women and gets angry at them because they said they had to work with clients but were actually out partying. In the final scene, Kumar convinces Harold that they need to follow Maria to Amsterdam to keep her safe from all those 'suave' Europeans. After returning to their apartment they encounter Maria. The film was also supposed to feature a hunt for donuts, but the food was changed to hotdogs when Krispy Kreme refused to allow the film to use their name.
Noticing a hang glider on the roof of the truck, they glide down into the valley, landing in a tree right across the street from White Castle. Harold attempts to punch Kumar for antagonizing the officer, but ends up punching the officer instead, resulting in his arrest. Harold is a neat and clean person while Kumar is the exact opposite. They stop at a convenience store, where they encounter some racist skinheads who want to fight them. They each order 30 hamburgers, four fries, and four sodas.
Harold is in love with his neighbor, Maria, of Hispanic descent, but has not told her yet. Harold Lee , a young Korean man working as an investment banker, and Kumar Patel , a second generation Indian-American studying to become a doctor like his father and brother, decide to go to White Castle after smoking marijuana but cannot find the restaurant. 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. 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. They set about this task but find out that White Castle has re-located.
One evening the duo plan to get stoned but Harold's Caucasian co-workers end up saddling him with their work. Harold professes his feelings for her and they kiss. Convinced there must be one nearby, the two set out on a late-night odyssey that takes them deep into New Jersey. It contains 16 songs from the film. While dealing with the argument and ensuing chaos that follows, Harold and Kumar find that Neil Patrick Harris has stolen their car. At the time, Pennsylvania did not have any White Castle locations and Hurwitz had to have family members bring him frozen White Castle burgers from New Jersey.
Kumar picks up a hitchhiker, , who is high on. The film is set in , but was mainly filmed in , Ontario, Canada. Kumar makes up an excuse to leave them alone, and Harold ends up confessing his love for Maria and kissing her. The pair place their orders but are disheartened to find they have no money. During casting, both Kal Penn and actor were being considered for the role of Kumar. Six years have elapsed since Guantanemo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives.
After going in and ordering 30 hamburgers each, the two realize they have no money. After a few more misadventures, they retrieve their car and finally arrive at the other White Castle. Unfortunately, Maria is leaving for 10 days in Amsterdam. The secret of comedy is the same, with the difference being that the characters must be obsessed with unwholesome but understandable human desires. The restaurant chain featured beverage cups with pictures of Harold and Kumar. One evening the duo plan to get stoned but Harold's Caucasian co-workers end up saddling him with their work. After smoking marijuana with Kumar, and seeing an advertisement for , the pair decide to get hamburgers to satisfy their hunger.
The duo are then harassed by a racist police officer for jaywalking. Harold and Kumar escape jail and come face to face with a wild animal. Cho and Penn were inducted into the company's White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame in 2004. Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are second-generation Americans of Oriental and Asian descent respectively. When it comes to pay for it, however, they realize that they have no money. Other stoner movies include 1998 , 2001 , 2003 , 2006 , and 2008.
They based the character of Harold on their real-life friend Harold Lee. Genre: , Stars: , , Director: Danny Leiner Country: , , Rating: 6. Kumar realizes he wants to be a doctor, but is afraid of conforming to the stereotype of Indians becoming doctors. Finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Danny Leiner-directed movie via subscription can be confusing, so we here at Moviefone want to do right by you. After auditioning seven times, Penn eventually won the part.