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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The red Slurpee Saul spills over the windshield of the cop car, was darkened in the trailer, after it was discovered that audiences were mistaking it for blood. See more »

Goofs

After Carol and Saul finished fighting, she's lying face down. In the next scene, when Budlovsky stands up, aiming his gun at Saul, Carol is suddenly lying on her back. See more »

Quotes

Angie Anderson: [on phone] My God, are you okay?
Dale Denton: I'm good, I'm fine, I'm great. Are you okay?
Angie Anderson: Yes, I'm fine.
Dale Denton: Okay, good. I came up with a plan. Okay, it might sound weird at first, but just listen.
Angie Anderson: Dale! You know what? Drug dealers... Let me just say something. Drug dealers are trying to kill me. And you. And my family. I can't believe I'm in this situation right now because of you... and your addiction to marijuana. I cannot believe I'm here.
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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

For its UK cinema release the film was pre-cut by the distributors to remove a scene showing teenagers smoking a strong form of marijuana in order for the film to receive a '15' certificate. The footage was restored for the DVD and the certificate raised to '18'. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dr. Greenthumb
Written by B-Real and Larry Muggerud
Performed by Cypress Hill
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Made me Inhale my popcorn!
8 August 2008 | by braindead-and-happySee all my reviews

Yep, this movie made me laugh so hard at one stage I inhaled a piece of popcorn.

This movie is excellent, It has so many funny moments you'll be laughing through the whole thing. I'd even go as far as to say that it's funnier than superbad.

James Franco gives a spectacular performance as a lazy stoner, at times I believed he was actually under the influence...hmmm.

Seth Rogen once again proves he can put on as good a comedic performance as the veteran comics such as Jim Carrey and Will Farrel, His career will definitely go a long way.

The supporting cast was great and made me laugh a lot which is good since usually you'd be relying on the main actors for a laugh.

I'd recommend this movie mainly for Young adults and teens but if your looking for a silly movie good for a lot of laughs, this is it. 10/10


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