Small-town stoner Mike Howell 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 new-found abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted.
As a promotional stunt, Lionsgate gave away/delivered free marijuana at the San Diego Comic Con to anyone with a medical marijuana card.
Jesse Eisenberg has said in an interview that to prepare for the role of a stoner, he went and lived with his cousin, Andrew Eisenberg, who taught him how stoners walk and talk. Jesse Eisenberg has said that without his cousin, he probably couldn't pull the role off.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart previously co-starred in Adventureland (2009).
Kristen Stewart dyed her hair bright red for the film.
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart previously starred in Adventureland. In both that movie and this one, Jesse Eisenberg's character is known for his association with marijuana.
Uma Thurman was cast but her deal never materialized and Sharon Stone replaced her. When scheduling issues caused Stone to drop out, Connie Britton stepped into the part.
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