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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cheech / Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza (as Richard Marin)
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Chong (as Thomas Chong)
Evelyn Guerrero ...
Donna
Betty Kennedy ...
Candy
Sy Kramer ...
Mr. Neatnik
Rikki Marin ...
Gloria
Peter Bromilow ...
Gay Motorcyclist
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Executive
Jonathan T. Moore ...
Music Store Salesman
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Old Lady (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
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Cop Shotgun
Marguerite Ray ...
Miss Hatchet
John Steadman ...
Drunk in Welfare Office
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Womba
Robert Ackerman ...
Gas Station Owner
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Cheech must deal with losing his job, his angry neighbor, and trying to score with sexy Donna. Meanwhile, Chong meets Cheech's cousin Red and the two have a wild time in Hollywood with a big bag of buds and a cool Ferrari. Along the way they meet everyone from Pee Wee Herman to really cool aliens. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

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High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind  »

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Trivia

Shelby Chong, who played the character called 'Beautiful', is the spouse of Tommy Chong and has appeared in most of the Cheech and Chong movies. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Red and Chong walk into the music store, Chong picks up a Fender Stratocaster and starts playing. The camera cuts around the store and, when it cuts back to Chong, he is suddenly playing a Gibson Les Paul. See more »

Quotes

Cheech: Somebody ripped off the thing I ripped off!
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Soundtracks

Mexican Americans
Performed by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
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A slight drop-off from the first film but still watchable.
30 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was under the weather recently with a bad cold and fever and couldn't sleep. So I decided to see what would be on at 1:00 in the morning and Cheech & Chong's Next Movie was being aired so I checked it out.

I've seen a number of their films and while they aren't the greatest comedies ever made they are much better than what is coming out these days. The characters that Richard Marin and Tommy Chong have created are so likable despite their many vices. Perhaps because the film seems more real and doesn't rely on over-the-top content makes the film a lot more entertaining. Of course, L.A. has always been a crazier city than Ottawa.

In Next Movie, Cheech and Chong (unrelated to the characters of Pedro De Pacas and Anthony "Man" Stoner from Up In Smoke) are basically doing their thing in L.A., trying to find work and later go on Welfare. It's pretty much a "Day In The Life" of two stoners in L.A. in the first half of the film.

In the second half, Cheech announces to Chong that he has a hot date and needs Chong to clear out as he plans to clean up their dumpy bungalow. He tells Chong to go see his cousin Red (also played by Cheech). Red and Chong have a crazy adventure together, starting with an attempt to get at the luggage of Red's. The hotel manager (Paul Reubens) won't allow him to get his property unless he pays his hotel bill. One of those bags contains tons of Mary-Jane. And it is the Mary-Jane that sets them on a wild adventure through the city.

While the film isn't as laugh-as-loud as the first, there are plenty of outlandish moments, such as the antics of characters at the Welfare Office or seeing Cheech & Chong steal gasoline for their car. Chong annoys his neighbours with his own set of antics such as revving his motorcycle indoors and playing his guitar amped up to 11. The acting is uniformly good and nobody comes off as annoying. A good soundtrack is also offered.

While Up In Smoke and Nice Dreams are the better films, Next Movie is still quite good. It's much better than the next trio of movies they made, including the disturbing Still Smokin'.


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