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Five kids are left home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation to Australia, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen, to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings.
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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
When Chong is urinating out of the open bathroom window, the camera pulls back slightly and reveals that the "pee" is actually water running from a sponge being held just off frame. The crew member holding the trickling garden hose quickly pulls his hand out of frame, but not fast enough. See more »
I dig it, man. It's good. But you know, while you were singing that, I came up with another song, man.
Yeah. It's like the same thing, only different.
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When you see the opening scenes with Cheech & Chong trying to siphon gas from a car, losing most of it because of a milk carton clog and the rest of it from reckless spillage, you know this film is going to be different. From that point on the film accelerates us into the cinematic realm of two aging hippies who wander the dusty emptiness of late-70s east L.A., not knowing whether it's Tuesday or Saturday. Cheech is the 30-something Latino who acts 20-something, continually absorbed in a futile pursuit for parties and romance. Chong's low-key character is an example of someone who, if a heroin user, would have overdosed long, long ago. This brain-dead character is the epitome of boredom, and when left to his own devices he invariably ends up revving his motorcycle inside the house, making as much electric guitar noise as is theoretically possible, and consistently annoying the neighbors.
The second part of the movie, unfortunately, lapses into a series of mediocre setpieces, featuring Cheech's cousin Red (actually Cheech Marin himself) wandering through hotels, nightclubs, and the Sunset Strip. The movie then just gets bizarre rather than funny.
This film is certainly the best Cheech & Chong movie and is is good for a few good belly laughs, but they are a little bit few and far between. Good for a lazy Saturday afternoon.
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