Pineapple Express

Columbia Pictures Released 2008




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Movie Summary

David Gordon Green

The story follows Dale Denton a process server who delivers court subpoenas and loves everything about smoking marijuana except buying it from his idiot dealer Saul. But when Dale witnesses a murder while one his way to serve a subpoena to notorious drug lord Ted Jones, he accidentally drops his roach at the scene of the crime. This isn't any weed roach, this contains Pineapple Express a rare strain of weed that no one sells except for Saul- Saul who is supplied by Ted Jones. The two unlikely pair are bound in a crazy adventure trying to save their own hides in this laugh out loud summer stoner hit.


Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    It's an unshowy, generous performance [by Franco] and it greatly humanizes a movie that, as it shifts genre gears and cranks up the noise, becomes disappointingly sober and self-se...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Jan Stuart

    In the role of dramaturge, Rogen and his co-scripter Goldberg lack Apatow's discipline and deft hand for peripheral characters; the writing in Pineapple Express gets lazy whenever ...

  • 60

    Variety Justin Chang

    This rambunctious paean to pot retains the trademark Apatow sweetness even as it careens from messy vulgarisms to even messier violence.

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    • Production budget - $27,000,000
      Domestic gross - $87,341,380 (34th)
      Worldwide gross - $101,624,843 (59th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $99,262,627
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $115,495,643

    • Other production companies:
      Relativity Media
      Apatow Productions
      Sony Pictures Releasing (CA / UK distributor)

    • Filming locations:
      Glendale, California
      North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Rockwell Defense Plant, Downey, California
      Santa Clarita, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California
      Torrance, California

    • Taglines:
      1. Put this in your pipe and smoke it.
      2. One hit could ruin your whole day.

    • Music:
      Paper Planes
      Performed by Maya Arulpragasam
      Electric Avenue
      Written and Performed by Eddy Grant
      Bird's Lament
      Written by Moondog
      Performed by Moondog and the London Saxophonic
      Shaggy Dog
      Written by D. Matousek
      Performed by Danny and the Velaires
      Ring of Fire
      Written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore
      Performed by Grace Jones
      (I Know I Got) Skillz
      Written by Shaquille O'Neal, Jeffrey Fortson and Cecil Womack, Jr.
      Performed by Shaquille O'Neal
      Der Komissar
      Written by Falco ans Robert Ponger
      Performed by Falco
      Dr. Greenthumb
      Written by B-Real and Larry Muggerud
      Performed by Cypress Hill
      Don't Look Around
      Written by Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, Leslie West and Sandra Palmer
      Performed by Mountain
      Written by John Kalapana
      Performed by Arthur Lyman
      The Fixer
      Written by Clem Clempson, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley
      Performed by Humble Pie
      Wanted Dread or Alive
      Written and Performed by Peter Tosh
      Written by Elliott Straite
      Performed by Bell Biv DeVoe
      Love Is Blue
      Written by Pierre Cour, André Popp and Bryan Blackburn
      Performed by Claudine Longet
      Coconut Girl
      Written and Performed by Brother Noland
      Time Will Tell
      Written by Bob Marley
      Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
      Tha Crossroads
      Written by Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone
      Performed by Bone Thugs n Harmony
      Lost at Birth
      Written by Chuck D., Gary Rinaldo and Hank Shocklee
      Performed by Public Enemy
      Murder Rap
      Written by Dr. Dre, Arthur Goodman III, Larry Goodman, Gregory Hutchinson,
      Kevin Gulley and Anthony Stewart
      Performed by Above the Law
      I Didn't Mean to Hurt You
      Written by Jason Pierce
      Performed by Spiritualized
      Woke Up Laughing



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