Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA.
There's nothing more dangerous than a stoned cold killer
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content
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21 August 2015 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $5,454,284,
23 August 2015
Gross USA: $14,440,985
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $27,139,524
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Where do you want to begin?
[thinking, seeing flashbacks
Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really ...
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Written by Thomas Rowlands, Edmund Simons
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Published by Universal Music Corp. on behalf of Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
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