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Nice Dreams (1981)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  5 June 1981 (USA)
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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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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)
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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5 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams  »

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Paul Reubens:  As Howie Hamburger Dude. See more »

Goofs

When Donna's 'old man' Animal steps into the glass elevator, appropriately, none of buttons are illuminated. A moment later, we see him reach for the button panel but the light is already on for the 7th floor before he presses it. The scene cuts away for a few moments but the next medium shot of him in the elevator now shows the 5th floor button lit up, not the 7th which should still be on. See more »

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Howie Hamburger Dude: You're the guy from the hamburger train, right? Yeah, the ham-bur-
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Follows Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) See more »

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SAVE THE WHALES
Music and Lyrics by Cheech & Chong
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The only way to make them bleed, is to bust their ass and ....Come on Noodles !!!
14 February 2006 | by (Hell's Kitchen, NYC) – See all my reviews

Cheech and Chong return as incognito ice cream men, selling a particularly potent flavor of ice cream (Mary Jane) out of a crazy ice cream truck (with a giant clown head on a spring). While this is going on, the incompetent 5-0 are on their tail in a sting operation (Narcothon). This is all due to their discovery of a new kind of weed that turns the smoker into a lizard. Thats the plot.

The rest consists of the outrageous interactions between Cheech, Chong and everyone else. Imagine an entire evening of constant bar hopping, for reference. The major difference between this movie and the other good C&C movies (Up in Smoke, Next Movie) is that C&C are quite wealthy due to their ice cream sales. Their lavish incomes can afford them luxury dreams such as :

1) sipping pina colonics, on their bought island, where they have topless slaves that worship them and are referred to as the Sun Kings.

2) a theme park called Vatto Land, with Guitar Land in it. (guest gangs, everyone gets to do their own graffiti walls,etc.)

This is by far the craziest set of circumstances out of all the good C&C movies. It is also, I feel, the funniest of all the C&C movies. Paul Reubens (this is Pee Wee's 2nd appearance in a C&C movie) and Timothy "I have the key right here" Leary are amongst the famous cameos. Stacy Keach also reprises his role from Up in Smoke, as Sgt. Stedenko. Even Sandra Bernhard makes a brief cameo as one of the nuts.

There are numerous scenes of hilarity in the movie. The funniest of these has to be the scene at the Honk Kong restaurant where the guys meet Cindy the Agent (Chong is mistaken for Jerry Garcia), followed by Cheech's Quaalude reunion with his high school sweetheart Donna (who was going to be a nun) and her date, the Hamburger Dude (a.k.a, Paul Reubens), bearing Koka-Kola (original version). The other funny scene is Cheech's death-row trip, complete with Michael Winslow (a.k.a Larvell Jones, who also makes his second appearance in a C&C movie). Of course this wouldn't be a C&C movie without a musical number. Nice Dreams gives us "Save the Whales".

This is an absolute can't miss for fans of Cheech and Chong and a perfect remedy for the munchies, blood-shot eyes, cotton-mouth, late night insomnia and cancellation of Dave's show.

-Celluloid Rehab


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