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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)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheech Marin ... Pedro De Pacas
Tommy Chong ... Anthony 'Man' Stoner
Strother Martin ... Arnold Stoner
Edie Adams ... Mrs. 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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Taglines:

You'll be rolling in the aisles! See more »

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
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene where Cheech & Chong enter Strawberry's House, the song that is looping on the turntable is the live version of "Star Star" by The Rolling Stones. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy makes the lines of Ajax and the lady snorts them at first when the straw is in her ear it has red stripes but when she snorts them the straws stripes are yellow. See more »

Quotes

[after picking up Man, Pedro guns his car and takes off down the street]
Man Stoner: Ohhh! Ohhh!
Pedro: Hey, how far you goin' man?
Man Stoner: [points to the curb] Hey, right here would be fine, man!
Pedro: What, you're not afraid of a little speed, are ya man?
Man Stoner: Wha, you got some speed, man?
Pedro: Huh? Speed? Oh, no, I don't got no speed man. But you know what I do got? I got a joint man!
Man Stoner: Oh, wow.
Pedro: [gets it out and hands it to Man] Here, light that thing up man, let's get chinese-eyed.
Man Stoner: [eying the joint] Kinda skinny, isn't it?
[...]
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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

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

Soundtracks

Rock Fight
New Music by Danny Kortchmar and Waddy Wachtel
Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
[song title uncredited]
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Great fun!
29 July 2002 | by steffan-3See all my reviews

This one of the movies I never get tired to see, it gets better for every time I see it. There are a lot of enjoyable characters, like Anthony Stoner, Strawberry, Harry, Stedenko, Jade East, The Ajax Lady and of course The Man and Pedro, you name it, the whole cast is excellent and there is great chemestry between the characters. There is also a great rhythm and great music in the movie. Sadly it`s seldom that this kind of movies are being made to day.


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