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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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The Original HIGH Rollers Hit The Strip! See more »

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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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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The meaning and relevance of the movie's title is as follows. The plot is one in which everyone has a problem. Hence the title Things Are Tough All Over (1982). But everyone's problem is different. Cheech and Chong's problem is that they don't have any money. It's cold and they want to get out of Chicago. The Arabs' problem is that they have too much money and are trying to launder it as fast as they can. Everyone's problems collide when the Arabs recruit Cheech and Chong to drive a limousine, with $5 million hidden in it, to Las Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Chong: [to Cheech] Hey, look... dude laid some peyote on me man!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Chilly Winds of Chicago
(ucnredited)
Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
Music by Gaye Delorme & Tommy Chong
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Hey man, thins are tough all over.
4 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. Besides being funny, it really did a decent job of illustrating how nobody's life tends to be a a bed of roses regardless of who somebody is or isn't. I've often thought of the film to put things in a different perspective when I've found myself envying another person for whatever reason. Chances are, it's not easy being anybody.

It was largely a departure from all of the drug humor in previous films, but the drug was going at full steam ahead around when it came out. Besides, it was about time they branched out and explored new humor horizons.


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