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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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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

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Taglines:

Put this in your pipe and smoke it. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,245,025 (USA) (10 August 2008)

Gross:

$87,341,380 (USA) (28 September 2008)
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Trivia

James Franco had stated in an interview with MTV news and Judd Apatow stated the same at a Comic Con event that they were considering making a movie sequel that would intersect the story lines of this movie and Superbad but this never materialized. 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

Dale Denton: Come on, don't say that. I just can't go. I have a job, okay?
Angie Anderson: Fine.
Dale Denton: "Fine"?
Angie Anderson: Don't come. I don't care.
Dale Denton: If you don't care, then why have you invited me this whole time? I thought you wanted me to go.
Angie Anderson: Because if you don't wanna meet them, I don't want you to meet them.
Dale Denton: I want to meet them. I just can't. I'm sorry, I have a job. What do you want from me?
Angie Anderson: I just know they'll like you, that's all. You're great, and you're funny... and you're sexy. I just want them to see that.
Dale Denton: [incredulously] You want...
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The film opens with the 1960's wide screen Columbia Pictures logo. See more »

Connections

References Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) See more »

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Electric Avenue
Written and Performed by Eddy Grant
Courtesy of Greenheart Music Ltd.
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7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was not interested in seeing this movie as I thought it would be a stupid teen story. My daughter went with her older cousins, she is only 16 and since the theater had strict security I was forced to go in as her guardian. I am 46 years old and I laughed the whole entire movie. By the end I was laughing SO hard that I could not take it anymore. I think I laughed more than the kids. There were so many laugh out loud scenes and the interaction between the characters was pure gold.It really took me back to my younger days-so for you older people this is really one movie you do not want to miss. Be sure to go to the bathroom before because this is definitely one of those pee in your pants movies.


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