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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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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Put this in your pipe and smoke it. See more »

Genres:

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  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

No weed was actually smoked during filming. They had to use fake weed for legal reasons See more »

Goofs

When the lady cop checks Dale's record in the squad car, the message appears "Arrest on Site" rather than "Arrest on Sight". See more »

Quotes

Dale Denton: What the fuck is this thing?
Saul: Ah. Cross joint.
Dale Denton: Yeah.
Saul: You ever smoke one of those?
Dale Denton: You can SMOKE this?
Saul: Hell yeah, man!
Dale Denton: No.
Saul: This. Is. The future, this is like the apex of the vortex of joint engineering. It's rumored that M. M. O'Shaughnessy designed the first one - the guy who, uh, designed the Golden Gate Bridge. My second favorite civil engineer behind Hannskarl Bandel: Madison Square Garden... What you do is you light all three ends at the same time...
Dale Denton: Really?
Saul: ...
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The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Pineapple Express
Written by Johnny Colla, David Fredericks and Huey Lewis
Produced by Huey Lewis and Johnny Colla
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News)
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An absurdist movie that is absurdly funny!
14 May 2016 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

You can't view this movie from a critical perspective, dissecting it for realism and walking away disappointed because it fell short in some way, it's nothing more than a adult cartoon. This movie is just pure unadulterated entertainment where people are injured in ways that would have terminated their existence yet somehow, like Wiley Coyote, they survive (Danny McBride's character sustains multiple potentially fatal injuries)! A movie made to entertain and that is just good clean fun and which happily (from my perspective) showcases Amber Heard. Seth Rogan involves himself in movies that I want to watch simply because of his involvement and if James Franco, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride are in it then all the better. You need or want some light hearted fun sprinkled with barrel laughs then this is your 'huckleberry' (whatever that means)?!


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