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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arnold Stoner
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Mrs. Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong ...
Chauffeur
Richard Novo ...
Richard
Jane Moder ...
Jail Bait
Pam Bille ...
Jail Bait
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Marian Beeler ...
Judge Gladys Dykes
Donald Hotton ...
Bailiff
John Ian Jacobs ...
Prosecuting Attorney (as Jon Ian Jacobs)
Christopher Joy ...
Curtis (as Christipher Joy)
Ray Vitte ...
James (Bass Player)
Michael Caldwell ...
Duane (Guitar)
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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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van | marijuana | mexico | smuggling | dope | See more »

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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 »

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Release Date:

15 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hits  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of seven Cheech and Chong movies starring the comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. See more »

Goofs

Strawberry makes a hard right turn in the motorcycle/sidecar but does not move the handlebars showing the scene was filmed on a trailer. See more »

Quotes

Man Stoner: No, hey man, if we're gonna wear uniforms man, you know let's have everybody wear something different.
Pedro: Yea, that's it. Yea, we want something wear everybody wears something different man, but the same, you know?
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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 »

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Referenced in Savages (2012) See more »

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Up In Smoke
Performed by Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin
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Great movie. If you don't mind all the pot!
24 December 1998 | by (Hayward, CA) – See all my reviews

Of all the Cheech & Chong movies made, I think this one, their first, was their best. There's no real story line you have to follow. The point of this movie was to make you laugh. No messages or extra drama. It's the kind of movie to just sit back and laugh at. I do realize that this movie is definitely not for everyone. Some parents might not want to let their children see it and some people may not want to watch it themselves. The movie features a lot of drugs and some drug use (In case you're not familiar with Cheech & Chong movies). However, if you're not offended by that, and you've never seen this movie before, you should check it out for a good laugh!


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