MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 307 this week

Up in Smoke (1978)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 24,174 users  
Reviews: 71 user | 35 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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Jul 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 5 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... 

Nice Dreams (1981)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
    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 | 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
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: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong
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
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
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
Cheech & Chong: Roasted (TV Special 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Directors: John Moffitt, Tom Gianas
Stars: Tom Arnold, Shelby Chong, Tommy Chong
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
The Jerk (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams
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
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/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 ...
James (Bass Player)
Michael Caldwell ...
Duane (Guitar)
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 more »

Taglines:

You'll be rolling in the aisles! 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

Harry Dean Stanton had a small role as a jail guard who tries to sell "reds", or Seconal, which are downers, to Cheech and Chong while they're in jail, but the scene was later cut. See more »

Goofs

After getting pulled over by the stoned motorcycle cop, the scenes repeatedly switch back and forth between Chong in the driver's seat to Cheech in the back of the truck with the girls where there is only a curtain separating them. But from the back, the view beyond the curtain should be that of bright daylight but is instead total darkness indicating the back of the truck is a set. 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 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Up In Smoke
Performed by Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheech and Chong will never get old
7 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Basically an excuse for Cheech and Chong to get into a series of marijuana adventures, "Up in Smoke" is a hoot from beginning to end. Pedro De Pacas (Cheech Marin) and Anthony "Man" Stoner (Tommy Chong) are a pair of slackers who wonder So Cal and Mexico looking for some weed, while the narcs look for any excuse to arrest them. There are some scenes that will probably make your eyes pop out, just due to the surprise factor. You just watch this sort of movie and think "The '70s...those were the good old days." Also, it was interesting seeing Strother Martin and Edie Adams as Chong's character's parents. Seeing as to how they were part of my grandparents' generation, I wouldn't expect to see them in a marijuana movie.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?