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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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Company Credits

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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

Judd Apatow told the newspaper "USA Today" that James Franco read Homer's ancient epic "The Iliad" during breaks on the set. See more »

Goofs

When the lady cop checks Dale's record in the squad car, the message appears "Arrest on Site" rather than "Arrest on Sight". See more »

Quotes

Robert: [at dinner] What the hell happened to you?
Dale Denton: Nothing, I'm supposed to be here right now, so I'm here!
Robert: You're all dirty and bleeding.
Dale Denton: No I'm not, I'm here for dinner.
Shannon: You have scratches on your forehead...
Robert: Dude, you smell like shit.
Angie Anderson: Dale, what happened to you?
Dale Denton: I was in the woods!
Shannon: In the woods?
Dale Denton: Yeah, isn't that weird? I was... I was in the woods!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

FX airings include an extended version of the phone conversation scene between Ted and Cheung. Ted's son interrupts the conversation and asks his father to cut the call short so he can have the phone to himself. Ted refuses to listen to his son's demands and the scene continues as usual. See more »

Connections

References Stalag 17 (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

(I Know I Got) Skillz
Written by Shaquille O'Neal, Jeffrey Fortson and Cecil D. Womack (as Cecil Womack, Jr.)
Performed by Shaquille O'Neal
Courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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James Franco Is The Real Thing
24 September 2008 | by littlemartinarocenaSee 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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