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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

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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:

£1,372,911 (UK) (12 September 2008)

Gross:

£3,611,471 (UK) (3 October 2008)
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Trivia

James Franco's line "It smells like God's Vagina," was actually originally improvised by Seth Rogen. James Franco told him it wasn't funny, then used the line in the next take. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Anderson is shooting at Saul & Dale, there is a small flash in the lower cupboard door as the charge is set off. A bullet/buck shot would not create this flash. See more »

Quotes

Saul: Herpes is for life, bro!
Red: Yeah, well, I'm gonna try to definitely put some sort of medical ointment on it. I've been takin Vicodin; that really doesn't take down the swelling, though.
Saul: It's from that time. I told you, man! You wanted to eat that lollipop out of that stripper's snatch! You wanted to do it!
Saul: Out of her vagina, I know! Remember what you did? What'd you do?
Red: Nothing.
Red: You ate a box of Nerds outta her butt-hoooole.
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The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

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References The Land Before Time (1988) See more »

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Woke Up Laughing
Written and Performed by Robert Palmer
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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Review of "Pineapple Express"
24 August 2011 | by (United States) – 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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