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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)

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,982,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,000,000
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The number of ice cream flavors of the month that Cheech and Chong sell to legendary country-western singer Waylon Louder was twenty-one. See more »

Goofs

During the dream sequence, one of the "Midgets" (played by Tony Cox) is trying not to laugh. See more »

Quotes

Chong: You know what we should in vest in? An old age home for hippies. Cause, think about it, hippies have been around since the 60's man, and now there isn't really a hip place for them to go anymore. So, you know, it would be a home where they could smoke all the dope they'd want and listen to all the music they want, you know.
Cheech: Oh yeah, we could call it Vatoland.
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Connections

Follows Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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

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Completely derailed.
1 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I love the team of Cheech and Chong, but god, is Nice Dreams just a plain bad oregano misfire. I'm not sure why I even give it a 3. Uselessly discordant, it doesn't even successfully showcase their skit talents but for a few scenes in the movie. The plot is really not worth covering, and many other reviews have devoted time to attempt to explain it. Suffice it to say, this film was either made solely because of an unwanted production obligation, and thus made as poorly as could be, or (I doubt) made in such a coke induced stupor as to be retarded. Not stoned, but retarded. It begins, then it introduces absurd plot points (like the boys living in a PALACE on the beaches of California), Stacey Keach in a pointless police role who slowly morphs into a lizard due to smoking the unexplained tainted weed they are peddling in their frightening nightmare of an ice cream truck. Even these early "hey man, it's the cops, RUN!" moments are then just tossed out the broken window of this madness. Women run about, Pee Wee makes the scene, twice (how did he get out to make the first scene of his, you must watch to find out why I even ask), and blah blah blah. It sucks. It's not funny, even when stoned to the gills.

Unless you're REALLY stoned to the point of becoming a lizard, do not seek this C+C opus out at all. Rather, be high, listen to Big Bambu on your 8 track and laugh your ass off, and say that you're not here.


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