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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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David Gordon Green

Writers:

Seth Rogen (screenplay), Evan Goldberg (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Rogen ... Dale Denton
James Franco ... Saul Silver
Danny McBride ... Red
Kevin Corrigan ... Budlofsky
Craig Robinson ... Matheson
Gary Cole ... Ted Jones
Rosie Perez ... Carol / Female Cop
Ed Begley Jr. ... Robert
Nora Dunn ... Shannon
Amber Heard ... Angie Anderson
Joe Lo Truglio ... Mr. Edwards
Arthur Napiontek ... Clark
Cleo King ... Police Liaison Officer
Bill Hader ... Private Miller
James Remar ... General Bratt
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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:

One hit could ruin your whole day. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Korean

Release Date:

6 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piña express See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The word "fuck" and its derivatives are said one hundred eighty times. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles when Dale and Saul bust through Red's bathroom door. See more »

Quotes

Budlofsky: [Matheson punches Saul] Stand back! Ted wants him alive!
Matheson: Why're you holding me back?
Budlofsky: Ted wants him alive, okay?
Matheson: I should be kicking his fucking teeth in!
Budlofsky: If anybody's gonna beat him up, it's gonna be Ted.
Matheson: I look like Hamburglar! And the Elephant Man!
Saul: You look like someone fucked you up with a coffee pot, man!
Budlofsky: Professional. Professional.
Saul: Professional on this, bitch!
Matheson: [to Saul] Whatever, man.
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

FX airings include an extended version of the phone conversation scene between Ted and Cheung. Ted's son interrupts the conversation and asks his father to cut the call short so he can have the phone to himself. Ted refuses to listen to his son's demands and the scene continues as usual. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Tha Crossroads
Written by Krayzie Bone (as Anthony Henderson), Layzie Bone (as Steven Howse),
O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley,
, Chris Jasper, Bizzy Bone (as Bryon McCane) and Wish Bone (as Charles Scruggs)
Performed by Bone Thugs n Harmony (as Bone thugs-n-harmony)
Courtesy of Ruthless Records
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Review of "Pineapple Express"
24 August 2011 | by compi24See 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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