Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle () - Christopher Meloni as Freakshow - IMDb
This movie was followed by two sequels, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay in . ogling Freakshow's wife, but because Harold and Kumar are likeable, it doesn't. Has Two Daddies: Tarik, the guy Harold and Kumar meet in jail. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle () Christopher Meloni as Freakshow. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle () cast and crew credits, including actors , actresses, Freakshow . Mark Tureski film scanning and recording . Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your.
After Harold and Kumar flee from Freakshow's home. Kumar is responsible for just about everything that goes wrong over the course of the night, other than the scene where Harold slams on the gas pedal because he's scared of talking to Maria.
This whole night, this whole freaking night is your fault! Neil Patrick Harris, oh so much. Played for laughs with Tauriq. What happens when Harold and Kumar actually made it to White Castle and feasted on those tiny, delicious burgers.
And only in the Northeastern and Midwestern US, at that. This left viewers in the South and the West Coast confused, as they didn't know what White Castle was. Actually, White Castle has a line of frozen foods featuring their signature sliders available in grocers and vending machines since Many people probably didn't know it was an actual restaurant at the time.
Harold's life would be a lot more hassle-free if Kumar wasn't always looking for weed. Neil Patrick Harris believes he's on one. Harold and Kumar aren't convinced. Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: The guys are convinced he's a Serial Killerbut he's actually just a good-hearted weirdo. Kumar persuades Harold to take the hang-glider to White Castle by assuring him he used to hang-glide with his dad. When they finally do, Kumar admits he's never actually hang-glided, which prompts Harold to strangle him after crash-landing.
The Mountains of Illinois: Nice Character, Mean Actor: Harold and Kumar find out that Neil Patrick Harris is nowhere near as mild-mannered as his onscreen persona. The DVD menu, where both characters comment on the options available as well as how long the viewer takes to make a selection. Hey 'Roldie, check it out! Yeah, look at those options down there. Harold is the neat freak, Kumar is the slob. Harold and Kumar get the munchies after lighting up and go out to get White Castle burgers.
What follows is an epic comic adventure that involves, among other things, racist cops, a jailbreak, hang gliding off a cliff, an escaped cheetah, sexy British twins with diarrheaand Neil Patrick Harris As Himself. When our titular heroes want to cross a street at a crosswalk. Kumar convinces Harold to jaywalk, and Harold checks both directions, to find the road clear on both sides for miles.
Then he steps off the sidewalk and a cop car instantly pulls up from just off-screen. Cue Kumar trying to ignore Harold's Death Glare. Harold talks about being referred to as a twinkie — yellow outside, white inside.
The cop that harasses them, as well as the extreme sports punks. As noted below, the actors playing the main characters were Funny Foreigner characters in other gross-out comedies and the movie is sort of a perspective shift to focus on them; Harold's coworkers are a parody of the Jerk Ass Designated Heroes of most of these films and amusingly, all of their adventures happen offscreen. Similarly, the two have a pair of even nerdier and Jewish friendsRosenberg and Goldstein who also have adventures off-screen, alluding to the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead which is a famous example of this.
Most of them Played With and subverted.
Harold hits this after Neil Patrick Harris steals his car. You can actually see the point where he just snaps and completely loses his shit. And that's not even halfway through the night. Both Harold and Kumar. Kumar gets his first when an asshole cop gives Harold a ticket for jaywalking after putting one foot down off the curb; Harold's comes when he runs into his co-workers at the White Castle, catching them lying about an "important business meeting" as an excuse to make Harold do all their work.
Kumar's rant was inspired by a similar rant Kal Penn gave a parking officer when he was ticketed after getting back to his car just when the meter expired. When Harold loses it right after Neil Patrick Harris steals his car. Immediately after complaining that he doesn't know how much more he can take, Harold gets attacked by a raccoon that snuck into the car.
Kumar's speech as they see the White Castle. I'm not risking my life over a bunch of hamburgers, man. So you think this is just about the burgers, huh?
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Let me tell you, it's about far more than that. Our parents came to this country, escaping persecution, poverty, and hunger. They were very, very hungry. They wanted to live in a land that treated them as equals, a land filled with hamburger stands. And not just one type of hamburger, okay?
Hundreds of types with different sizes, toppings, and condiments. That land was America. Now, this is about achieving what our parents set out for. This is about the pursuit of happiness. Dude, we can stay here, get arrested, and end our hopes of ever going to White Castle. Or we can take that hang glider and make our leap towards freedom.
I leave the decision up to you. Really, this is the only justification for why anything happens in these movies. The number of Contrived Coincidences and random events the protagonists go through would be absurdly improbable in Real Lifebut the films' inability to take anything seriously allows the audience to accept the absurdity.
Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: Kumar accuses a cop of being this, to which the cop happily admits. Harold when he sees Neil Patrick Harris steal his car. The boys suspect Freakshow and the creepy guy peeing on a bush next to Kumar of being this. One other fast-food cook wants to burn down his restaurant for them. Where's his car, dude?! During their first scene, the sports enthusiasts yell "Better luck tomorrow!
Ryan Reynolds wiping Kumar's brow mirrors the scene in Van Wilder where they perform surgery on the dog-sandwiches together. See the poster up there? Heard of Fast Times at Ridgemont Highitself a movie full of stoners? How's that for an unexpected In Kumar's Imagine Spot of loving the bag of weed, the scene where he abuses the bag while working at an adding machine parodies a similar scene in Raging Bull. Yes, there are White Castle restaurants in New Jersey.
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But there isn't one in Cherry Hill. It's in the "Happy White Families" in the southwestern section, right next to Collingswood. There is, however, a White Castle in New Brunswick still open. The way Freakshow and his wife talk about Jesus and church would suggest they are from a low Protestant church.
Thus they probably wouldn't have many pictures and statuettes of Jesus or Mary. Two guys want to go to a fast food restaurant; what could be simpler? Has been compared to Cheech and Chong. Harold after Freakshow's wife asks if they're going to fuck her. Almost every character is this, from the titular characters.
Even the studious Asians.
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One of the most prominent flicks in the genre. Harold to a T. The Simpsons also gets one with the use of "Thank you, come again! Harold saying early on that he doesn't know how much more he can take. Little does he know their misadventures are just beginning. Rosenberg and Goldstein, harkening back to one of the original peripheral duos. Explicitly offered by Freakshow and his wife. A Threesome Is Hot: While they debate whether or not to accept, Freakshow offers to make it a Four Way, which causes them to flee in terror.
Kumar lampshades and subverts this: Just because you're hung like a moose doesn't mean you gotta do porn! Turn the Other Cheek: After years of being bullied, Tauriq has learned to not get riled up over every jerk that enters his life. Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Freakshow, who is covered in boils some of which have pus squirting out of themis married to a rather good-looking woman played by Malin Akerman.
She cites his beautiful singing voice as the reason she fell in love with him. This one is uncomfortable because Harold really likes Maria but is too shy to talk to her.
Christopher Meloni: Freakshow
When Freakshow's wife asks Harold and Kumar to have sex with her, she says "Come on, give me the double-stuff The fate of Neil Patrick Harris, who is going "wherever God takes me". Kumar isn't interested in being a doctor like his father is, despite having perfect MCATs.
He even uses his medical textbooks as paper to make joints. He has an epiphany at the end of the movie and decides to give it a shot anyway, but then in the sequel it turns out Kumar chose not to do so, and then the second sequel shows him struggling financially for not having a job.
What the Hell, Hero? They are rescued by Freakshow, a tow-truck driver, who takes them to his house to repair their car. Harold and Kumar are propositioned by Freakshow's surprisingly alluring wife, but after Freakshow suggests a foursomeHarold and Kumar flee in disgust. Kumar picks up a hitchhiker, Neil Patrick Harriswho is high on ecstasy. Harold and Kumar go into a convenience store to get directions and Harris drives away in their car. The duo are then harassed by a racist police officer for jaywalking.
Harold attempts to punch Kumar for antagonizing the officer, but ends up punching the officer instead, resulting in his arrest. Kumar fakes a call to distract the police and breaks into the station to free Harold.
After Harold and Kumar flee the pair encounters an escaped cheetah. After smoking marijuana with it, they decide to ride it to White Castle, but Harold goes unconscious after hitting his head on a branch.
After encountering a group of extreme sports punks who have been harassing the pair, Harold and Kumar steal their truck. A police officer spots the speeding truck and chases them. They are trapped when they reach the edge of a cliff. Spotting the White Castle below, Harold and Kumar use a hang glider from the truck to reach their destination.
The pair place their orders but are disheartened to find they have no money. Harris suddenly appears, and pays for their meal as an apology for stealing their car.
Kumar realizes he wants to be a doctor, but is afraid of conforming to the stereotype of Indians becoming doctors. 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.