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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
... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 »

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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

Seth Rogen told the April 25 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, that the filmmakers originally wanted a budget of fifty million dollars, but was only able to secure twenty-five million dollars, due to the drug-heavy subject matter. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Anderson is shooting at Saul & Dale, there is a small flash in the lower cupboard door as the charge is set off. A bullet/buck shot would not create this flash. See more »

Quotes

Angie Anderson: Fuck you, Dale. I lost my virginity when I was fourteen, okay? How many women have you even slept with?
Dale Denton: Like two and a half.
Angie Anderson: Two and a half? What is a half, your hand? That doesn't count!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: The Disaster Artist (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Lost at Birth
Written by Chuck D (as Carlton Ridenhour), Gary Rinaldo and Hank Shocklee
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Bring the Noize Music, Inc.
By arrangemnet with Reach Global, Inc.
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Made me Inhale my popcorn!
8 August 2008 | by See 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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