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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:

Put this in your pipe and smoke it. 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:

Pineapple Express See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,245,025, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$87,341,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,624,843
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS | Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When James Franco smashes the bong over Danny McBride's head, it was supposed to be a fake, breakaway bong so McBride could take part in the stunt. However, it was filled with some water, and when Franco actually smashed it, McBride was mildly hurt. 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

Red: I am not gonna wake up murdered tomorrow!
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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

References The Gong Show (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Didn't Mean to Hurt You
Written by Jason Pierce
Performed by Spiritualized
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc. and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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User Reviews

 
Cough! HAHAHA!! Puh! Cough! Cough!
31 July 2008 | by AndeeJaySee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to catch an advanced screening tonight.

I thought the movie was great, a perfect comedy in the respect that it was a perfect escape. I could think about nothing but the movie the whole time I watched it, and to me thats the definition of a good film.

Not to mention the movie was literally laugh out loud funny, and had the whole crowd rolling. Seth Rogan is hilarious as always, but the real surprise is how funny and fitting James Franco fills the burned out drug dealer role. They simply rock as an on screen team! Definitely one of the funniest movies of the year hands down.

If you enjoy Seth Rogan movies, you will enjoy this movie! Seth Rogan! Keep writing man!!!! Hilarious (probably ad-libbed) dialog throughout the entire film! Worth the few bucks to see it!


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