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Up in Smoke (1978)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  15 September 1978 (USA)
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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

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 ...
The Band: Bass - James
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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Comedy | Music

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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 dog that ate the burrito after it was thrown onto the ground was not a trained dog, but a local stray. He simply walked into frame, took the burrito, and walked away. Both Marin and Chong ad-libbed around this, and it was left in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Cheech cuts across the road to pick up Chong, the two girls are seated on the bench waiting for their ride. When Cheech stops to let Chong in, the girls are already quickly loading their surfboards into a van that wasn't there when Cheech stopped. See more »

Quotes

Man Stoner: Hey, hey don't take those, man.
Pedro: ...Wha?
Man Stoner: I almost gave you the wrong shit, man.
Pedro: Hey, man, I already took 'em, man.
Man Stoner: [laughing in astonishment] Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo...
Pedro: Hey, whaddaya mean "ho ho ho ho ho"?
Man Stoner: Oh... HU-WOW, MAN!
Pedro: Hey, what was in that shit, man?
Man Stoner: You just ate the most acid I've ever seen anybody eat in my life!
Pedro: Hey, man, I never had no acid before, man.
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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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THE definitive stoner flick

First of the Cheech and Chong movies is probably the best overall, with the duo involved in a plot to drive a van constructed entirely of pot across the Mexican border into the US and featuring Cheech singing "Earache my Eye". Lots of laughs (especially for the "inspired" viewers), but definitely not for everyone. The whole movie revolves around drug use, so not a movie for young children, obviously. However, if you don't mind this, you'll probably laugh your you-know-what off.


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