MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 254 this week

Up in Smoke (1978)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  15 September 1978 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 26,295 users  
Reviews: 73 user | 33 critic

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

Directors:

, (uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 07 Jul 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 04 Mar 2014
 
a list of 36 titles
created 27 Mar 2014
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Up in Smoke" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in Smoke (1978) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Up in Smoke.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Still Smokin (1983)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party/festival in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Hans Man in 't Veld
Nice Dreams (1981)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Benita Barrie
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Director: Thomas K. Avildsen
Stars: Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Roy Dotrice
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Songs include: Get outta my room and ... See full summary »

Director: Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, John Paragon
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers
Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero
Half Baked (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.

Director: Tamra Davis
Stars: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Jim Breuer
Cheech & Chong: Roasted (TV Special 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: John Moffitt, Tom Gianas
Stars: Tom Arnold, Shelby Chong, Tommy Chong
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director: Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez
Hey Watch This (Video 2010)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A documentary based on Cheech and Chong's "Light Up America" reunion tour.

Director: Christian Charles
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Ian Pfaff
Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin, Ian Pfaff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Arnold Stoner
...
Mrs. Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong ...
Chauffeur
Richard Novo ...
Richard
Jane Moder ...
Jail Bait
Pam Bille ...
Jail Bait
...
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 ...
The Band: Bass - James
Michael Caldwell ...
The Band: Guitar - Duane
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

van | mexico | marijuana | dope | stoner | See All (90) »

Taglines:

It will make you feel VERY funny! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hits  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cheech and Chong had been a comedy team for about 10 years before they started looping together some of their material for their first film together. See more »

Goofs

During the "rocking van" scene outside the Roxy, the close-up shots show the van rocking from side to side, while a shot in between them from further away shows it rocking from front to back. See more »

Quotes

Pedro: It's punk rock, Man! We can do that; we can be punks, Man!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th, Part 3: 3D (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheech and Chong's Screen debut!
17 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Up in Smoke (1978) was the comic team of Cheech and Chong's big screen debut. After selling a ton of albums during the early and mid-seventies, the duo finally got a chance to star in their own picture. Anthony "Man" Stoner (Tommy Chong) is a rich kid who's still living the hippie life and enjoys pot. Pedro De Pacas (Cheech Marin) is a kid from East L.A. who's into three things: gaudy car upholstery, rock music and finding smoke. This would be the first of several movies starring these two characters (or different variations of them).

Anthony Stoner leaves his rich parents house after a falling out over getting a job. His car breaks down near the ocean. But his savior arrives in the form of Pedro De Pacas. Pedro is cruising for girls when he meets Anthony. Th two strike up a friendship and the movie goes off in several different and bizarre directions. What kind of adventures do Anthony and Pedro get into? You'll just have to find out for yourself when you watch UP IN SMOKE.

A funny film that'll keep you laughing from beginning to end. Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin play the ultimate slackers. All they want to do is partying and smoke a lot of dope. This movie was followed by several sequels.

Highly recommended.


20 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'we need to score a lid? dumpsterbaby84
how come no more stoner movies??????? sankalp_au
battle of the bands filth-666
nudity? censored DVD? gamera64
Which movie... whosthatdippinginthecadillac
Guacamole My Shoes? Akibal
Discuss Up in Smoke (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?