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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

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As he is handing Dale some guns, Red (Danny McBride) says, "Ted Jones messed with the wrong melon farmers." This is a reference to the common network television practice of dubbing over swear words with less objectionable words, or terms that have a similar sound and length - even if the replacement words don't really make sense in the context of the movie. "Melon Farmers" is used most famously as the dub for "Mother F***ers" in the network television version of the Die Hard film franchise (in which lead character John McClane's famous catchphrase, "Yippie-kai-yay, Mother F***er!," became "Yippie-kai-yay, Melon Farmer!"). See more »

Goofs

While Angie is talking to Dale in the motel room, the time of the televised UFC fight is inconsistent, first being around 2 minutes counting down then jumping up to around 3:30. See more »

Quotes

Dale Denton: Aren't you angry at Ted?
Red: Yeah, I'm really mad at him...
Dale Denton: Well whaddya wanna do about it? Don't you wanna get up and DO SOMETHIN' about it?
Red: Maybe... Maybe that'd be cool to do to him...
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The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »


Soundtracks

Love is Blue
(L'Amour est Bleu)
Music by André Popp
French lyrics by Pierre Cour
English lyrics by Bryan Blackburn
Performed by Claudine Longet
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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James Franco Is The Real Thing
24 September 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I laughed more in this movie than in any other of its ilk. Mostly thanks to James Franco. Yes, the James Dean Franco. His comedic timing is startling and his sympathy is all consuming. I think the secret is that we can (Franco allows us) see the human being behind this irresistible caricature. I was totally taken by the strange kind of innocence he exudes. We sense a loyal buddy who is capable of extraordinary generosity. His smile is already an iconic movie landmark. Seth Rogen is also very funny but you can guess that this is actually his character. Nothing wrong with that but James Franco's range is infinite. David Gordon Green makes his "commercial debut" very successfully. The showdown at the end takes a bit too long but all in all this movie is throughly worth it.


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