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Pineapple Express (2008)

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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 witnesses 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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One hit could ruin your whole day. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$87,341,380 (USA) (26 September 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming the scene in which Saul runs into a tree, James Franco became overzealous and actually ran into the tree causing him to get three stitches. See more »

Goofs

When Saul is hitch-hiking using his thumb as a penis, his watch is clearly black. In later scenes his watch is silver. See more »

Quotes

Saul: Relax, man, just sit back and get ready to enjoy some of the rarest weed known to man.
Dale Denton: It's really that rare?
Saul: It's like the rarest. It's almost a shame to smoke it. It's like... killin' a unicorn... with, like, a bomb...
Dale Denton: Are you the only guy in town who has this? You're actually the only guy?
Saul: Yeah. My guy Red said he was givin' me an exclusive sneak preview.
Dale Denton: And am I the only guy who you sold it to; the other guys got snicklefritz?
Saul: Yeah. So *we're* like the only guys...
Dale Denton: And Red got this from ...
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The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

Connections

References Zapped! (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Lost at Birth
Written by Chuck D. (as Carlton Ridenhour), Gary Rinaldo and Hank Shocklee
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Bring the Noize Music, Inc.
By arrangemnet with Reach Global, Inc.
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"In case you haven't noticed - which you haven't, 'cause from what I can tell, you don't notice anything ever - we are not very functional when we're high. "
4 February 2015 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Some scenes in Pineapple Express seem to send out a warning to the viewer that smoking marijuana is bad - I mean consider all the things Dale and Saul get into - car chases, shootout out with gangsters. Of course that is just an exaggeration. I guess there is no a message like that. The message of this film is similar to other Rogen/Goldberg/Franco films. It is about the importance of friendship. Mainly in Pineapple Express the message is that you can find friends at unlikeliest place in the unlikeliest circumstances.

I have seen this film six times already since the first time I have seen it. It is a film that always gets me out of a bad mood. It is an incredible comedy that works its way into an incredible crazy action climax. Number of jokes is just the characters just stating the obvious or doing something incredibly stupid and I rarely like that. But here it fits my liking and I roll with laughter throughout the whole film. The funniest ones for me are the whole sequence in the woods and the car chase.

This was the film that kick started Rogen's career and people started to be aware of this guy. Though he usually plays the straight man to Franco's wacko maniac, Rogen does pull some crazy stuff in this film that is worth your watch. James Franco can pull off a great dramatic role and a great comedic one. His constantly high drug dealer Saul is the high point of the film and every single thing he says or does is laugh-out-loud funny. Danny McBride as Saul's friend Red is an amazing both sides playing scoundrel. Craig Robinson and Kevin Corrigan as the constantly bickering duo of killers are just mesmerizing. Ken Jeong is also in this film in somewhat limited screen time, so look out for him.

Pineapple Express is for me one of the best comedies of the last few years and it is the film that properly introduced me to Rogen's kind of humor. Watch it if you want to have a great time with your friends and prepare for one of the best comedic experiences ever.


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