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Up in Smoke (1978)

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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors:

Lou Adler, Tommy Chong (uncredited)

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheech Marin ... Pedro
Tommy Chong ... Man
Strother Martin ... Mr. Stoner
Edie Adams ... Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Chauffeur
Richard Novo Richard Novo ... Richard
Jane Moder Jane Moder ... Jail Bait
Pam Bille Pam Bille ... Jail Bait
Arthur Roberts ... Arresting Officer
Marian Beeler Marian Beeler ... Judge Gladys Dykes
Donald Hotton ... Bailiff
John Ian Jacobs John Ian Jacobs ... Prosecuting Attorney (as Jon Ian Jacobs)
Christipher Joy Christipher Joy ... Curtis
Ray Vitte ... The Band: Bass - James
Michael Caldwell Michael Caldwell ... The Band: Guitar - Duane
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them. Written by Garry 'Gadget' Myles <garry.myles@mercury.co.uk>

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Don't miss the only film where the heroes get wiped out in the first five minutes! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Strother Martin and Edie Adams (who played Arnold and Tempest Stoner, Anthony "Man" Stoner's parents) were allowed to ad-lib their dialogue in the scene where they talk to their son about getting a job. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when Cheech picks up Chong, the driver's side window appears and disappears between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Man Stoner: [Cheech starts toking on the giant joint] Toke, toke it up, man!
Man Stoner: [Cheech starts choking] Kinda grabs ya' by the boo-boo, don't it?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in the style of spray-painted graffiti, super-imposed over Pedro's low-rider. See more »


Soundtracks

Earache My Eye
Written by Tommy Chong, Gaye Delorme (uncredited), Richard Moore (uncredited) and Cheech Marin
Performed by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong at the Rock Fight
[song title uncredited]
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Another one of the funniest films of the 1970's
10 November 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

This 1979 Paramount release introduced the controversial radio comedians Richard "Cheech" Marin and Thomas Chong to the screen for the first of six major film teamings and cameos together in several other films. This first teaming is the best teaming. The duo portray stoners who travel together on a road trip down to Tijuana on a mission to pick up a fresh new drug supply. However, they're being pursued by frantic cops all the way. A cult spoof classic and a film that began a new kind of wacky film comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hits See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,364,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,364,244
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby SR (5.1)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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