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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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Put this in your pipe and smoke it. 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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer/writer Judd Apatow says that the inspiration for this film came from watching Brad Pitt's drugged-out character Floyd in True Romance (1993). Kevin Corrigan appears in both films. See more »

Goofs

The foot-hole in the windshield suddenly, inexplicably, changes sizes from small and jagged, to larger and more rounded. See more »

Quotes

Police Liaison Officer: Don't move; this shit hurts!
[holding a can of mace]
Police Liaison Officer: What's in your hand?
Dale Denton: It's weed, it's a joint, it's a roach. I thought it was decriminalized. To be honest with you, I have horrible anorexia and it helps my appetite. I'm so sorry.
Police Liaison Officer: Look, selling narcotics to my students is not decriminalized. I'm the liaison officer for this school. And guess what? I just saw three students walking from back here with their eyes as red as the devil's dick!
Dale Denton: Fuck!
Police Liaison Officer: You're busted!
Dale Denton: Those kids came up and they ...
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Crazy Credits

On the font of the subtitles on the DVD (Unrated version), the edges of the letters have a serrated style and resemble the edges of marijuana leaves. See more »

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References Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

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Written by John Kalapana
Performed by Arthur Lyman
Courtesy of Rykodisc
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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