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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

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,245,025, 10 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,341,380, 28 September 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,624,843, 8 March 2009
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The place where Saul and Dale are held hostage, is where the beginning of the movie takes place underground. In the back of the room, you can see the water suit, in which the people used, when testing the effects of marijuana. See more »

Goofs

When General Bratt descends down the ladder to the secret lab, a soldier stands in the background holding a rifle upward. The rifle changes positions from straight up to an angle as the camera cuts to a wider view. See more »

Quotes

Dale Denton: No, what are you do - Don't get a gun! Why would he bear arms?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Great Movie Mistakes (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Paper Planes
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Performed by M.I.A.
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Review of "Pineapple Express"
24 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

The Brian Gordon Green directed "Pineapple Express" tells the story of Dale Denton (Rogen) and Saul Silver (Franco), two pot-smoking friends who end up becoming deeply involved with a gang ruthless drug dealers. Now, I had always heard "Pineapple Express" was a brilliant blend of genres, and that's what it is - a great stoner comedy that successfully blends buddy-action elements into it's story. The script was hilarious, as it's written by Seth Rogen himself and fellow successful screenwriter Evan Goldberg. The comedic elements written into said script ,although low-brow and often dark, came off as very breezy and ended up being one of the key factors of appeal for the film. Though the best part about the film, for me, was the really believable chemistry between James Franco and Seth Rogen. The two have worked together before on the cult television series "Freaks And Geeks", and their real-life friendship transfers very beautifully on film. Surprisingly enough, the movie also featured a sufficient amount of thrills and action - especially towards the end. Overall, I found "Pineapple Express" to be a delightfully funny buddy-stoner-action-comedy that brought the laughs and surprises in shovelfuls.


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