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Up in Smoke (1978)

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors:

Lou Adler, Tommy Chong (uncredited)

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheech Marin ... Pedro
Tommy Chong ... Man
Strother Martin ... Mr. Stoner
Edie Adams ... Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong Harold Fong ... Chauffeur
Richard Novo Richard Novo ... Richard
Jane Moder Jane Moder ... Jail Bait
Pam Bille Pam Bille ... Jail Bait
Arthur Roberts ... Arresting Officer
Marian Beeler Marian Beeler ... Judge Gladys Dykes
Donald Hotton ... Bailiff
John Ian Jacobs John Ian Jacobs ... Prosecuting Attorney (as Jon Ian Jacobs)
Christopher Joy Christopher Joy ... Curtis (as Christipher Joy)
Ray Vitte ... The Band: Bass - James
Michael Caldwell Michael Caldwell ... The Band: Guitar - Duane
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them. Written by Garry 'Gadget' Myles <garry.myles@mercury.co.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hits See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$44,364,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,364,244
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The team found it hard to get any of the traditional advertising outlets to promote their film so they hit on the novel (and ultimately successful) idea of putting comic strips on bus benches. This gave the film a certain "street" feel, helping it to become a cult hit. See more »

Goofs

At one point during the band's performance of "Earache My Eye", the brass section can be seen not playing their instruments when they can be heard on the audio track, but in the next shot they are clearly playing along with the track. See more »

Quotes

Man Stoner: [on police radio] Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, can you hear me?
Clyde - Narc: Hello, headquarters? Hello, headquarters? Come in, headquarters. This is Officer Clive... we are...
Sgt. Stedenko: Use the codename! The codename!
Clyde - Narc: Headquarters, headquarters come in, please. The is Codename Hardhead.
Sgt. Stedenko: Hat! Hardhat! Give me that! Hello, radio dispatch? This is Codename Hardhat, Codename Hardhat, do you read me? Over.
Man Stoner: Was that Lardass?
Sgt. Stedenko: Hardhat! Codename Hardhat! Do you read, radio dispatch?
Man Stoner: Hey, I got somethin' for ya, Lardass!
Sgt. Stedenko:
Pedro:
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are in the style of spray-painted graffiti, super-imposed over Pedro's low-rider. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Traffic (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Up In Smoke
New lyrics and Music and Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
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Great movie. If you don't mind all the pot!
24 December 1998 | by BizOneSee all my reviews

Of all the Cheech & Chong movies made, I think this one, their first, was their best. There's no real story line you have to follow. The point of this movie was to make you laugh. No messages or extra drama. It's the kind of movie to just sit back and laugh at. I do realize that this movie is definitely not for everyone. Some parents might not want to let their children see it and some people may not want to watch it themselves. The movie features a lot of drugs and some drug use (In case you're not familiar with Cheech & Chong movies). However, if you're not offended by that, and you've never seen this movie before, you should check it out for a good laugh!


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