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Tommy Chong (writer)
Cheech Marin (writer)
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Release Date:
15 September 1978 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It will make you feel VERY funny! See more »
Plot:
Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Cheech Marin ... Pedro De Pacas

Tommy Chong ... Anthony 'Man' Stoner

Strother Martin ... Arnold Stoner

Edie Adams ... Mrs. Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong ... Chauffeur
Richard Novo ... Richard
Jane Moder ... Jail Bait
Pam Bille ... Jail Bait

Arthur Roberts ... Arresting Officer
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
José Pulido ... The Band: Horns: 1st Trumpet - Juan
Ruben Guevara ... The Band: Horns: 2nd Trumpet - Tom
Miguel Murillo ... The Band: Horns: 3rd Trumpet - Ollie

Gary Mule Deer ... Freak with Basketball

Tom Skerritt ... Strawberry

June Fairchild ... Ajax Lady

Stacy Keach ... The Narcs: Sergeant Stedenko

Mills Watson ... The Narcs: Harry

Karl Johnson ... The Narcs: Clyde
Rick Beckner ... The Narcs: Murphy

Cheryl Smith ... Laughing Lady (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Angelina Estrada ... Aunt Bolita
Ernie Fuentes ... Upholstery Shop Foreman

Val Avery ... The Hoods: Factory Boss
Ben Marino ... The Hoods: Benny
Akemi Kikumura ... The Hoods: Toyota Kawasaki
Joe Creaghe ... The Hoods: Border Guard
Roy Stocking ... The Hoods: Border Guard

Marcia Wolf ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Vogue
Andrea Nachman ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Secretary (as Andi Nachman)

Betty McGuire ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Quacker
Cheryl Jeffrey ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Arabian
Gayna Shernen ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Mary
June Creeghe ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Yuma (as June Creaghe)
Patty Proudfoot ... The Nuns: Sister Mary Indian
Zane Buzby ... Jade East
Wally Ann Wharton ... Debbie (as Anne Wharton)

Louisa Moritz ... Officer Gloria Whitey
Otto Felix ... Stoned Motorcycle Cop

Rodney Bingenheimer ... Rodney Bringheimer
Berlin Brats ... The Groups
The Dils ... The Groups
The Whores ... The Groups
Kurt Kaufman ... Roxy Doorman

David Nelson ... Roxy Doorman
Wayne Hazelhurst ... Tow Truck Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harry Dean Stanton ... Police officer (scenes deleted)

Ellen Barkin ... Woman playing guitar (uncredited)

David Daniel ... Stoner (uncredited)

Sheri Effres ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Lou Adler 
Tommy Chong (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tommy Chong  writer
Cheech Marin  writer

Produced by
Lou Adler .... producer
John Beug .... associate producer
Lou Lombardo .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito 
 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
 
Casting by
Monica Lauer 
 
Art Direction by
Leon Ericksen 
 
Makeup Department
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mike Moder .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... second assistant director
Mike Moder .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Roger C. Burford III .... propmaker (as Roger Burford)
Tony De Cristo .... set construction
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master
Wayne Hazelhurst .... set construction
Jerry Kobold .... assistant property master
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
 
Sound Department
Patrick Mitchell .... sound mixer (as Pat Mitchell)
John Wilkinson .... re-recording mixer
Duncan McEwan .... sound loader (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer
Jules Brenner .... camera operator: additional photography
Jules Brenner .... director of photography: additional photography
Michael Kenner .... grip
Bill Lindner .... best boy
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Lon Massey III .... gaffer
Leo J. Napolitano .... assistant camera
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip
Bernie Schwartz .... dolly grip
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera
Jack Willoughby .... director of photography: additional photography
Frank Detone Jr. .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ernest Misko .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Lori J. Kranze .... assistant editor
Barry B. Leirer .... assistant editor
Lou Lombardo .... supervising editor
Bruce Pearson .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tommy Chong .... songs: New lyrics and Music and Lyrics for
Danny Kortchmar .... songs: New Music by (as Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar)
Cheech Marin .... songs: New lyrics and Music and Lyrics for
Waddy Wachtel .... songs: New Music by
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Alch .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Cheryl Jeffrey .... secretary to the director
Andrea Nachman .... production coordinator
Charlotte Richardson .... researcher
Meryle Selinger .... auditor
 
Thanks
Herb Alpert .... thanks: A musical thanks to
Roger Brunelle .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Bobby Day .... thanks: A musical thanks to
David Foster .... thanks: A musical thanks to
William Hoy .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to (as Billy Hoy)
Steve Katz .... thanks: A musical thanks to
Art Laboe .... thanks: A musical thanks to
Jerry Leiber .... thanks: A musical thanks to (as Leiber & Stoller)
Richard Novo .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Gene Page .... thanks: A musical thanks to
Louie Robles .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Neil Silver .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Mike Stoller .... thanks: A musical thanks to (as Leiber & Stoller)
Dennis Tufano .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
War .... thanks: A musical thanks to
Alan Weisskopf .... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
 

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Runtime:
86 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) | Finland:K-18 (2001) | Finland:(Banned) (1978) | France:16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2013) | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #25220) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first of seven Cheech and Chong movies starring the comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 has disguised himself as a woman while hitchhiking]
Man Stoner:Hey, man; I'm glad you picked me up, man. I slept in a ditch last night, man, I was about to freeze my balls off, man.
Pedro de Pacas:Man, I didn't even know you had any, I wouldn't of stopped.
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Soundtrack:
I Didn't Know Your Name Was AlexSee more »

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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
The Show, 6 February 2006
Author: tedg (tedg@filmsfolded.com) from Virginia Beach

The counterculture was long dead and ripe for retrospective satire. Into the opportunity stepped two pro comics who after trying other things, built these characters. When comics work up a world for years and then brings it to a movie, it bodes well. Mike Myers would follow almost precisely this formula later with "Wayne's World."

The jokes are still pretty funny, many of them. Not the stuff with the flumoxxed cops or the folks who inadvertently get stoned (and get the munchies). But the bits of comic timing associated with the guys as if they were on stage.

Two bits to watch out for. One is two incidental women. The first has a scene only a minute long. A girl comes in, mistakes scouring powder for coke, snuffs it up and has the most comic facial expressions I have even seen on film. This is one of those priceless moments in film. I hope IMDb at some point figures out some means to vote on particular scenes. This girl would in life become an addict and a bag lady.

The second girl has a bigger role: Zane Buzby is one of the hippie stoner cheesecake babes that join the trip. She's got a less flashy role, but in ad libs created most of the situations in which she appears. She would go on to become one of TeeVee's most attuned comedy directors.

So you can see this as two stage personalities that are good, with these two women, who are also as good, surrounded by some disposable situations and jokes.

But there is another something interesting. The end of this comic show is a comic show within, the guys as a rock band in possibly the best Cheech and Chong sequence of all their movies. Everything from about 20 minutes into the film to this is a journey to this show, I suspect that "The Muppet Movie" of the following year was influenced by this.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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