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Pineapple Express (2008)

 -  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

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witness | murder | stoner | paranoia | roach | See more »

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One hit could ruin your whole day. See more »

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,372,911 (UK) (12 September 2008)

Gross:

£3,611,471 (UK) (3 October 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the mouse that wins the race in Stalag 17 (1953) is "Snicklefritz". See more »

Goofs

When Red starts beating Saul with a dust buster it bends every time Saul is hit, revealing it to be made of foam. See more »

Quotes

Saul: Hey, look: it's like my thumb is my cock.
Dale Denton: That's not gonna get us a ride, man.
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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Ring of Fire
Written by June Carter Cash (as June Carter) and Merle Kilgore
Performed by Grace Jones
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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21 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was impressed. It's the best stoner film yet, but there is more to it than just getting high. It's definitely not the thing to see if you're in the mood for something fun and uplifting, or something with tons of thrills and action. The metaphors in this movie are abundant. Are there annoying things in this movie? Yes, like the overdone effects. But the movie has enough to keep you entertained. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. This is the kind of film that tries to prove that a small story can be much more meaningful than a larger one. My overall rating: 7/10.


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