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Director:
Writers:
Tommy Chong (writer)
Cheech Marin (writer)
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Release Date:
15 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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User Reviews:
Stoner Comedy Classic See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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
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
Pat Mitchell .... sound mixer
John Wilkinson .... sound 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:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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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 | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film uses the word "man" 295 times; 212 of those happen before Cheech and Chong reach the border.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:
Strawberry:Ahhh, look at that man, the great outdoors, huh!
Pedro:Yeah, the great outdoors...
[gives Strawberry a weird look]
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rock FightSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Stoner Comedy Classic, 4 November 2006
Author: beef_leprechaun from United States

This is one of the greatest "stoner comedy" classics of all time. I rated this movie a 10 because it's current rating of 6.4 is an injustice to the comic genius duo that created it. It has it's weak moments but the overall strengths have influenced everything from "Dumb and Dumber" to "Half Baked" to "Harold & Kumar" ad infinitum. Cheech and Chong put their strongest stand up material on film and created a masterpiece of counter-culture satire that has yet to be surpassed. If you've never smoked weed, this movie probably isn't for you, though you still might find it humorous. This is a film for anyone who's been there and done that. It encapsulates a moment in modern Americana where drugs offer freedom and punk rock is the only redemption for alienated youths. These points are driven home with Abbot and Costello style absurdity and slapstick shenanigans as well as some very witty and inventive dialogue. I highly recommend this movie to anyone seeking drug related humor or a look into the mindset of young people in the late 70s.

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