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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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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 High Life Never Tasted So Good! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams  »

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1.85 : 1
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Evelyn Guerrero, a one-time animator with the Hanna-Barbera Studios, said of working on this movie: "Cheech and Chong rescued me from type-casting as a downtrodden peasant and jail-bait jailbird. I always had a feeling for comedy. Sally Marr is my aunt and through her, I was close to Lenny Bruce as a child but 'Next Movie' [Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)] was the first time I played for laughs professionally. When the picture was released, I became paranoid. I thought, 'No one will ever take me seriously again'. Instead, offers for strong dramatic parts began rolling in, although I haven't quite figured out why". See more »

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Howie Hamburger Dude: You're the guy from the hamburger train, right? Yeah, the ham-bur-
[sniffs]
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Referenced in The Simpsons: A Midsummer's Nice Dream (2011) See more »

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NICE DREAMS
Music and Lyrics by Ruben Guevara
Sung by Cheech Marin
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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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