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Nice Dreams (1981)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 June 1981 (USA)
Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

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(as Thomas Chong)

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(as Thomas Chong), (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
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Cast

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Cheech (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Benita Barrie ...
Mrs. Del Whacko, Owner Casa Del Whacko
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Girl Nut
Big Yank ...
Male Nurse #2 (as Big Yank 'Anderson Ball')
Don Carlson ...
Nut #7
David Castle ...
Nut #8
Jerry Chambers ...
Male Nurse #1
Jennifer Child ...
Dishwater / Blondie Group #5
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Body Builder
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Midget Nut (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Roderick F. Daniels ...
Janitor
James William Newport ...
Grow Room Weirdo / Weird Jimmy (as Jimmy Fame)
James Faracci ...
CHP #1
Lorraine Fiorito ...
Hooker #2
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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The story of two enterprising young men who make an amazing amount of money selling ice cream. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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5 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cheech Marin said of this movie: "The answer is that these guys . . . these characters we play . . . are like monks. Or samurai. They shouldn't have material possessions because that only screws up their karma or gets them ripped off". Out of that premise came a 3 ½ page script. Why 3 ½ pages? "Because it was double-spaced" answered Cheech. Chong replied: "He's putting you on. The reason for 3 ½ pages is so that we can budget the picture. It's a million dollars for each page and half a million for the cover". Cheech cut in and replied: "I'll tell the real reason. It's because of the expressions on people's faces. When we turn in a 3 ½ page screenplay. They blanch. Which is a pretty color you don't see a lot of lately". See more »

Goofs

When Animal rides up the elevator to Dona's apt she is on the 7th floor but the lights in the elevator says he is getting off on the 5th floor. There are 9 lights the farthest left is the up light then Lobby up to 8th the the down. When he gets off the down light up. She said to the cops 714 but she is in 716. See more »

Quotes

Cheech: Man, I can't believe you. Every time you do coke this shit happens.
Chong: Hey, wait a minute man, how come every time I do coke you say that 'every time you do coke' thing?
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Connections

Followed by Still Smokin (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

SAVE THE WHALES
Music and Lyrics by Cheech & Chong
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Hey, man, have some ice creams that give you nice dreams
25 June 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Cheech and Chong's first movie, Up in Smoke (1978), was the most successful and it set the scene for the five other films which were to follow. Nice Dreams (1981) is movie number three.

Nice Dreams is a very good film for laid-back old hippies like me who enjoy romanticising the 70s. Gone are the flower-power days of the 60s and life seems to have degenerated into sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, and this movie has its fair share of each.

My favourite scene is at the Chinese restaurant where Chong is mistaken for Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. And then there is a welcome cameo appearance from the enigmatic LSD guru Dr Timothy Leary.

One of my favourite supporting roles is the police sergeant who has the tongue of a lizard and believes "the only way to catch a doper is for you yourself to become a smoker."

The quirky soundtrack and slapstick comedy helps to keep the movie moving along nicely...

Even though Cheech and Chong sold millions of records in the 70s and had a major success with Up in Smoke, I would not call Nice Dreams a mainstream movie. I would suggest it is a movie with a cult following although I've never seen it on any "cult film" lists.

If you like this movie you may also like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Withnail and I".


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