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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cocktail Waitress
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Cop in Laundromat
Billy Beck ...
Pop, Manager Red Wagon Adult Motel
Don Bovingloh ...
Maitre D'
Richard 'Moon' Calhoun ...
Drummer
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Chong / Prince Habib
Jennifer Condos ...
Bass Player
John Corrona ...
St. Louis Biker
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Man with Tongue in Restaurant (as David Couwlier)
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French Girl #1 (as Shelby Fiddis)
Aaron Freeman ...
Cop in Ghetto
Mike Friedman ...
Car Rental Agent
Evelyn Guerrero ...
Donna, Cheech's Friend smuggling illegals
Maya Harman ...
Belly Dancer
Vanaghan S. Housepian ...
Henchman
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong work briefly as car wash attendants and musicians before being hired to drive a car from Chicago to Las Vegas. Unbeknownst to them, their employers (themselves in double roles) have concealed five million dollars of dirty money in the upholstery. A series of adventures ensues, including the making of a porn film featuring 'The Guys' and their real-life squeezes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Comedy | Action

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Release Date:

4 August 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo está muy duro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Cheech and Chong films always have new faces. Since improvisation is so key to the film, they look for actors who'll go for it, jump into a scene with them and be funny. Actors are chosen after performing for two minutes on a tape, which is then screened for Cheech and Chong, who make their selections. Some of the improvisational talent who debuted in this movie included Toni Attell, Gregory Polsyn, Mike Friedman, Sandy Weintraub, Ruby Wax, Don Bovingloh, David Couwlier, Joan Paragon, Maya Harman, and Vegas comics: Bernie Allen and Jerry Kurland. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Slyman: They've stolen our money?
Prince Habib: And part of the car too.
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Connections

Followed by Get Out of My Room (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny B. Goode
Written by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of All Platinum Records
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Cheech and Chong in Chicago
25 August 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Things Are Tough All Over" takes a little bit of a different turn from the stoner duo's previous movies. This one casts them as hustlers in Chicago who take a job driving a car to Las Vegas, not knowing that the car's owners -- C & C in dual roles as Arab princes -- have stashed money in the automobile.

Of course, the movie is just an excuse for a bunch of silliness. There's less in the way of drugs this time around, but there's plenty to make up for it. The best scene was probably the movie theater.

Yeah, just an excuse to be goofy, but that's what makes it great. Evelyn Guerrero reappears as Cheech's girlfriend Donna, and Rip Taylor also appears.


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