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


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Mr. Stoner
Tempest Stoner
Harold Fong ...
Richard Novo ...
Jane Moder ...
Jail Bait
Pam Bille ...
Jail Bait
Arresting Officer
Marian Beeler ...
Judge Gladys Dykes
John Ian Jacobs ...
Prosecuting Attorney (as Jon Ian Jacobs)
Christipher Joy ...
The Band: Bass - James
Michael Caldwell ...
The Band: Guitar - Duane
José Pulido ...
The Band: Horns: 1st Trumpet - Juan (as Jose Pulido)
Ruben Guevara ...
The Band: Horns: 2nd Trumpet - Tom
Miguel Murillo ...
The Band: Horns: 3rd Trumpet - Ollie
Freak with Basketball
Ajax Lady
The Narcs: Sergeant Stedenko
The Narcs: Harry
The Narcs: Clyde
Rick Beckner ...
The Narcs: Murphy
Laughing Lady (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Angelina Estrada ...
Aunt Bolita
Ernie Fuentes ...
Upholstery Shop Foreman
The Hoods: Factory Boss
Ben Marino ...
The Hoods: Benny
Akemi Kikumura ...
The Hoods: Toyota Kawasaki
Joe Creaghe ...
The Hoods: Border Guard
Roy Stocking ...
The Hoods: Border Guard
The Nuns: Sister Mary Vogue
Andrea Nachman ...
The Nuns: Sister Mary Secretary (as Andi Nachman)
The Nuns: Sister Mary Quacker
Cheryl Jeffrey ...
The Nuns: Sister Mary Arabian
Gayna Shernen ...
The Nuns: Sister Mary Mary
June Creeghe ...
The Nuns: Sister Mary Yuma (as June Creaghe)
Patty Proudfoot ...
The Nuns: Sister Mary Indian
Jade East
Wally Ann Wharton ...
Debbie (as Anne Wharton)
Otto Felix ...
Motorcycle Cop
Rodney Bingenheimer
Berlin Brats ...
The Groups
The Dils ...
The Groups
The Whores ...
The Groups
Kurt Kaufman ...
Roxy Doorman
Roxy Doorman
Wayne Hazelhurst ...
Tow Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Police Officer (scenesDeleted)
Woman Playing Guitar (uncredited)
Stoner (uncredited)
Concert Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

Lou Adler
Tommy Chong ... (uncredited)

Written by

Tommy Chong ... (written by) (as Thomas Chong) &
Cheech Marin ... (written by)

Produced by

Lou Adler ... producer (produced by)
John Beug ... associate producer
Lou Lombardo ... producer (produced by)

Cinematography by

Gene Polito

Film Editing by

Scott Conrad

Editorial Department

Lori J. Kranze ... assistant editor
Barry B. Leirer ... assistant editor
Lou Lombardo ... supervising editor
Bruce Pearson ... color timer

Casting By

Monica Lauer

Art Direction by

Leon Ericksen

Makeup Department

Wes Dawn ... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley ... hair stylist

Production Management

Mike Moder ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

William S. Beasley ... second assistant director
Mike Moder ... first assistant director

Art Department

Roger C. Burford III ... propmaker (as Roger Burford)
Tony De Cristo ... set construction
Sidney H. Greenwood ... property master
Wayne Hazelhurst ... set construction
Jerry Kobold ... assistant property master
Sherman Labby ... production illustrator

Sound Department

Patrick Mitchell ... sound mixer (as Pat Mitchell)
John Wilkinson ... re-recording mixer
Ian MacGregor-Scott ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound loader (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Sidney Ray Baldwin ... still photographer
Jules Brenner ... camera operator: additional photography / director of photography: additional photography
Michael Kenner ... grip
Bill Lindner ... best boy
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician
Lon Massey III ... gaffer
Leo J. Napolitano ... assistant camera
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip
Bernie Schwartz ... dolly grip
Michael Simpson ... assistant camera
Jack Willoughby ... director of photography: additional photography
Frank Detone Jr. ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Ernest Misko ... wardrobe

Music Department

Tommy Chong ... songs: New lyrics and Music and Lyrics for
Danny Kortchmar ... songs: New Music by (as Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar)
Cheech Marin ... songs: New lyrics and Music and Lyrics for
Waddy Wachtel ... songs: New Music by

Script and Continuity Department

Pamela Alch ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Cheryl Jeffrey ... secretary to the director
Andrea Nachman ... production coordinator
Charlotte Richardson ... researcher
Meryle Selinger ... auditor


Herb Alpert ... thanks: A musical thanks to
Roger Brunelle ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Bobby Day ... thanks: A musical thanks to
David Foster ... thanks: A musical thanks to
William Hoy ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to (as Billy Hoy)
Steve Katz ... thanks: A musical thanks to
Art Laboe ... thanks: A musical thanks to
Jerry Leiber ... thanks: A musical thanks to (as Leiber & Stoller)
Richard Novo ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Gene Page ... thanks: A musical thanks to
Louie Robles ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Neil Silver ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
Mike Stoller ... thanks: A musical thanks to (as Leiber & Stoller)
Dennis Tufano ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to
War ... thanks: A musical thanks to
Alan Weisskopf ... thanks: Ode sounds & Visuals Thanks to

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines It will make you feel VERY funny! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hits (United States)
  • Faut trouver le joint (France)
  • Como humo se va (Spain)
  • Täysin pilvessä (Finland)
  • Queimando Tudo (Brazil)
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  • 86 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia The car that Tommy Chong drives at the beginning of the movie is actually owned by Jack Nicholson. See more »
Goofs When Cheech and Chong are crossing the street in Mexico, someone in a passing bus flashes a peace sign at the camera. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Death on the Nile/Somebody Killed Her Husband/Interiors/The Boys From Brazil/A Wedding/Piranha/Up in Smoke (1978). See more »
Soundtracks Up In Smoke See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits are in the style of spray-painted graffiti, super-imposed over Pedro's low-rider. See more »
Quotes Pedro: Man, what is in this shit, man?
Man Stoner: Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some Labrador in it.
Pedro: What's Labrador?
Man Stoner: It's dog shit.
Pedro: What?
Man Stoner: Yeah, my dog ate my stash, man.
Pedro: Yeah?
Man Stoner: I had it on the table and the little motherfucker ate it, man. Then I had to follow him around with a little baggie for three days, man, before I got it back. Really blew the dog's mind, ya know?
Pedro: You mean we're smokin' dog shit, man?
Man Stoner: Gets ya high, don't it?
[Song, "Rockin' Robin" plays... ]
Man Stoner: I think it's even better than before, you know?
Pedro: Uhhh, I wonder what Great Dane tastes like, man.
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