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Pineapple Express (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  6 August 2008 (USA)
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A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witness his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.



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Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One hit could ruin your whole day. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piña express  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,245,025 (USA) (8 August 2008)


£3,611,471 (UK) (3 October 2008)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


"The Asians" depicted in the movie are Koreans. See more »


Ted Jones has no connection to Dale until Saul tells Red Dale's full name. The degrees of separation only lead him as far as Saul. Therefore, Dale and Saul could have just hidden out at Dale's apartment from the very beginning. However, Dale can't be certain that the murderers didn't see him or his license plate, so it makes perfect sense that he'd want to stay away from his apartment. See more »


Saul: I think we should stay!
Dale Denton: Why?
Saul: ...Cause I'm in the dumpster already!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »


Coconut Girl
Written and Performed by Brother Noland
Courtesy of The Mountain Apple Company
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User Reviews

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7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was not interested in seeing this movie as I thought it would be a stupid teen story. My daughter went with her older cousins, she is only 16 and since the theater had strict security I was forced to go in as her guardian. I am 46 years old and I laughed the whole entire movie. By the end I was laughing SO hard that I could not take it anymore. I think I laughed more than the kids. There were so many laugh out loud scenes and the interaction between the characters was pure gold.It really took me back to my younger days-so for you older people this is really one movie you do not want to miss. Be sure to go to the bathroom before because this is definitely one of those pee in your pants movies.

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