Pineapple Express

Columbia Pictures Released 2008



User Score: 29

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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.


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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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