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Hey! How about a little f-ckin' discretion here?!
~ Budlofsky to Matheson after the latter shoots Red.
I'm hungry. I'm going home.
~ Budlofsky's final words before being killed by Matheson.
Budlofsky is one of the secondary antagonists in the 2008 drug comedy film Pineapple Express.
He was portrayed by Kevin Corrigan, who also portrayed Mark from Superbad.
Budlofsky and Matheson are the two main henchmen of Ted Jones who is not an equal partner of Ted like Carol Brazier. Matheson is also the more passive of Ted's henchmen, being more calmer towards the film's protagonists Dale Denton and Saul. He also doesn't take kindly when his partner Matheson suddenly performs an act of violence.
Budlofsky first shows up with Matheson at Red's place where they force Red at gunpoint to call Saul. Red is ordered to ask Saul and Dale to come over to his place, so that they can kill Dale for having witnessed Ted and Carol murder an Asian drug dealing rival. Saul declines the offer of coming to Red's place for the night, which angers Matheson. Saul and Dale do come to Red's house the next day, but they quickly deduce that Red is somewhat affiliated with Ted, so they fight Red, knock him out cold and tie him up to a chair with duct tape. Dale and Saul flee from Red's house once Matheson and Budlofsky return, and then Ted orders Matheson to kill Red for failure. Matheson shoots Red in the stomach, much to Budlofsky's charge in. Matheson then retorts by saying that Budlofsky used to be just as brutal as Matheson, and that he'd gone soft. After Red is still shown to be alive, Budlofsky also shoots him in the stomach, then departs with Matheson.
Matheson and Budlofsky waited out for Saul to come to his grandmother's place. While waiting, Matheson played cards with Saul's grandmother while furiously interrogating her about her grandson. When Saul arrived, Matheson was quick to chase him, but Saul smashed a hot coffee pot onto his face which left burns and a scar on Matheson's face. But Budlofsky successfully punched Saul and dragged him away.
Dale infiltrated Ted's hideout and took Pete, one of Ted's henchmen hostage at gunpoint demanding that Saul be released. Matheson and his co-workers were not willing to lose Pete, so Matheson begged Dale to "stay cool" and cooperated in preserving Pete. Budlosky however shot Pete and forced Dale to surrender and join Saul as a hostage. Matheson and Ted both express disdain over Pete's death.
Budlofsky later threatened to kill Saul after the latter fought Carol, who pressured him into shooting Saul. Instead of killing Saul however, Budlofsky chose to spare Saul's life, saying that he was hungry, and that he was going home. However, as soon as Budlofsky proceeded to leave, Matheson appeared and killed him as revenge for being soft.