Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA.
There's nothing more dangerous than a stoned cold killer
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content
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21 August 2015 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,454,284,
23 August 2015, Wide Release
Gross USA: $14,434,604, 4 October 2015
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie's title and plot are a reference to the CIA's secret research project called "MK Ultra". Although many people have heard of MK Ultra, it's often misunderstood. In reality it was a project to combine what the American government knew about mind control with what the Germans knew about this subject. The letters MK use the English word for "mind" and the German word for "control". MK = Mind Kontrolle. "Ultra" refers to the highest level of security classification. Its main purpose was to come up with ways to induce their subjects with MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder), and find out how these alter personalities could then be triggered on command (sometimes by simply uttering an innocuous phrase) to be utilized for other means which the subject generally would have no recollection of afterwards. The project began in 1953 after the American government had brought scientists from Nazi Germany to America under Operation Paperclip, and officially ended in 1973. Since then the project has continued under the name Monarch mind control. See more
The Akai turntable is playing a record at 45RPM. The 12" LP vinyl record usually plays at 33-1/3RPM unless it's for a dance club (which was typically popular in the 1980's & 1990's). See more
Where do you want to begin?
[thinking, seeing flashbacks
Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really ...
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Written by Jay Ramsey
Performed by Jay Ramsey
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