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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
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Drunk in Welfare Office
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Womba
Robert Ackerman ...
Gas Station Owner
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Storyline

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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It's bold audacious underground fun! [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,262,963 (USA) (20 July 1980)

Gross:

$41,675,194 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Donna (Evelyn Guerrero) also appears in Cheech and Chong's Things Are Tough All Over (1982) and Nice Dreams (1981). See more »

Goofs

The amount of "coke" on Cheech's face in the van. See more »

Quotes

Cheech: Want me to teach you some Spanish, man?
Chong: Okay.
Cheech: When you see a friend, you say, hey, how's it going, pendejo?
Chong: Hey, how's it going, pendecko?
Cheech: ...yeah, that's close enough.
Chong: What does that mean, man?
Cheech: Oh, it means my really good friend.
Chong: How's it going, pend... Pen... how was that, again?
Cheech: Pendejo.
Chong: Pendecko.
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Crazy Credits

The music was played just a second before the Universal logo appeared. See more »

Connections

Follows Up in Smoke (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Rich Girl
Written by Daryl Hall
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
Caught up in a haze of smoke, man.
13 May 2006 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

To begin with I usually give out a basic outline of the plot, but on this occasion what occurs is pure incoherent madness switching back and forth without much of a purpose. Nonetheless I'll give it a shot. Cheech and Chong are now sharing accommodation in a condemned building, while their next door neighbour constantly tells them what he thinks of them. While, Chong is lazing about, Cheech has got himself a job and also a girlfriend. But the former one doesn't last for too long, but he picks up a chick at the welfare office where he invites her over for the night. So, Cheech kicks Chong out of the house to have some fun with his cousin Red who's in town. While, Chong and Red are out having a great time; Chong is left waiting for his girl. *Hmm* that was easier than I thought… I guess that's it, well a basic rundown at least.

Their follow up to "Up In Smoke" sees the risible doped up duo slumming it out again in some zany comical episodes in "Next Movie". If you're easily offended don't touch it as it hilariously low brow and every scene utilises the chance to make a joke (and that's usually a crude one too). Just expect anything! Well, that is the case since the coarse film is rather plot-less and the side-splitting script rambles on about anything, which means you are assured of many crazy, goofy and implausible skits that hardly tie in together. You'll be in a daze of amusement… and bemusement, which perfectly suit's the pothead humour with the guys cruising into one messy situation after another. Then it comes to a real spaced out, but ultra-cool ending. This outrageously, nutty feel in the last 10 minutes is totally off it's head and it goes on to be more prominent in their even more weirder film "Nice Dreams". It just flies by oh so quickly. Just like the gags do, the characters come and go with one very memorable performance from comedian Paul Reubens as a pipsqueak hotel clerk and another from Sy Kramer as their uptight neighbour Mr. Neatnik. Also there's a very notable cameo appearance from Michael Winslow (Police Academy) doing what he does best. The perky interplay between the individuals makes sure this adventurous trip equals a fun time. The welfare office scene is a real blast and it's always funny how they always seem to pass the incompetent law officers with such ease. Everything just falls into their laps. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong work of each other naturally well with ace timing as the bumbling, carefree potheads Cheech and Chong. Greatly enjoyable oddball performances from the two. They are what make the film! Especially their love for getting high. Cheech Marin also plays Cheech's cousin Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza with humorous results. The music is hard to forget too with its jazzy soundtrack that's smoking the high life with those pretty hip tunes. I've only caught the first three films of the series and even though I think this one is the lesser of the three (the others being "Up In Smoke" and "Nice Dreams") it still has its fare share of unexpected laughs.

"Next Movie" it's pure gibberish with an escalating amount of out-of-it stupidity and noisy gags. Definitely one for the fans or even just for some relaxing dumb entertainment you can't go wrong.


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