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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dale Denton
... Saul Silver
... Red
... Budlofsky
... Matheson
... Ted Jones
... Carol / Female Cop
... Robert
... Shannon
... Angie Anderson
... Mr. Edwards
Arthur Napiontek ... Clark
... Police Liaison Officer
... Private Miller
... 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

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One hit could ruin your whole day. 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  »

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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

Though James Franco's character (Saul) is a drug dealer and heavy marijuana user, Franco does not actually smoke marijuana. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Saul visits his grandmother and then fights the goons, he breaks a coffee pot. Part of he liquid hits the camera lens and slightly blurs the area just above Saul's head. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Edwards: Clark's a great guy, man. He's totally gonna take care of Angie, man. He's great; he's a wonderful lab partner, so... It's gonna be cool, he'll keep one eye on her.
Dale Denton: Why don't you go fuck yourself, you weird little prick?
Mr. Edwards: I'm a teacher, okay? You can't talk to me like that, guy.
Dale Denton: I'm not a student, so I can say whatever the fuck I want, you chimp-fucking little bastard.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.22 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Murder Rap
Written by Dr. Dre (as Andre Young), Arthur Goodman III, Larry Goodman, Gregory Hutchinson,
Kevin Gulley and Anthony Stewart
Performed by Above the Law
Courtesy of Ruthless Records and Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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James Franco Is The Real Thing
24 September 2008 | by 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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