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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)

Cheech and Chong live in a decrepit old house and drive their neighbour crazy with their loud music, weed smoking and general anarchy and slacker view on life. Then Chong meets Cheech's Texan cousin Red and things kick up a notch.

Director:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong)

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheech Marin ... Cheech / Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza (as Richard Marin)
Tommy Chong ... Chong (as Thomas Chong)
Evelyn Guerrero Evelyn Guerrero ... Donna
Betty Kennedy Betty Kennedy ... Candy
Sy Kramer Sy Kramer ... Mr. Neatnik
Rikki Marin Rikki Marin ... Gloria
Peter Bromilow ... Gay Motorcyclist
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Executive
Jonathan T. Moore Jonathan T. Moore ... Music Store Salesman
Lupe Ontiveros ... Old Lady (as Lupe M. Ontiveros)
Ed Peck ... Cop Shotgun
Marguerite Ray ... Miss Hatchet
John Steadman ... Drunk in Welfare Office
Jake Steinfeld ... Womba
Robert Ackerman ... Gas Station Owner
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Storyline

Cheech must deal with losing his job, his angry neighbor, and trying to score with sexy Donna. Meanwhile, Chong meets Cheech's cousin Red and the two have a wild time in Hollywood with a big bag of buds and a cool Ferrari. Along the way they meet everyone from Pee Wee Herman to really cool aliens. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just what we all need! A really good hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

According to Tommy Chong and various sources, this movie made more money on a second-run on double-bill with The Blues Brothers (1980) than it did on its first release. Interestingly, Paul Reubens appears in both films. See more »

Goofs

After Cheech and Chong remake their van and after jumping their van, you can see feet pushing the van. See more »

Quotes

Gloria's Mom: [while driving] Watch the road.
Cheech: OK, where's it gonna go.
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Crazy Credits

The music was played just a second before the Universal logo appeared. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also in the TV version, much of the music was replaced with music that exists elsewhere in the movie (notably "Tequila" was replaced during the scene where Cheech and Chong fix their van up). See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Tequila
Written by Danny Flores
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Hi-Oldies Records
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Caught up in a haze of smoke, man.
13 May 2006 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

To begin with I usually give out a basic outline of the plot, but on this occasion what occurs is pure incoherent madness switching back and forth without much of a purpose. Nonetheless I'll give it a shot. Cheech and Chong are now sharing accommodation in a condemned building, while their next door neighbour constantly tells them what he thinks of them. While, Chong is lazing about, Cheech has got himself a job and also a girlfriend. But the former one doesn't last for too long, but he picks up a chick at the welfare office where he invites her over for the night. So, Cheech kicks Chong out of the house to have some fun with his cousin Red who's in town. While, Chong and Red are out having a great time; Chong is left waiting for his girl. *Hmm* that was easier than I thought… I guess that's it, well a basic rundown at least.

Their follow up to "Up In Smoke" sees the risible doped up duo slumming it out again in some zany comical episodes in "Next Movie". If you're easily offended don't touch it as it hilariously low brow and every scene utilises the chance to make a joke (and that's usually a crude one too). Just expect anything! Well, that is the case since the coarse film is rather plot-less and the side-splitting script rambles on about anything, which means you are assured of many crazy, goofy and implausible skits that hardly tie in together. You'll be in a daze of amusement… and bemusement, which perfectly suit's the pothead humour with the guys cruising into one messy situation after another. Then it comes to a real spaced out, but ultra-cool ending. This outrageously, nutty feel in the last 10 minutes is totally off it's head and it goes on to be more prominent in their even more weirder film "Nice Dreams". It just flies by oh so quickly. Just like the gags do, the characters come and go with one very memorable performance from comedian Paul Reubens as a pipsqueak hotel clerk and another from Sy Kramer as their uptight neighbour Mr. Neatnik. Also there's a very notable cameo appearance from Michael Winslow (Police Academy) doing what he does best. The perky interplay between the individuals makes sure this adventurous trip equals a fun time. The welfare office scene is a real blast and it's always funny how they always seem to pass the incompetent law officers with such ease. Everything just falls into their laps. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong work of each other naturally well with ace timing as the bumbling, carefree potheads Cheech and Chong. Greatly enjoyable oddball performances from the two. They are what make the film! Especially their love for getting high. Cheech Marin also plays Cheech's cousin Dwayne 'Red' Mendoza with humorous results. The music is hard to forget too with its jazzy soundtrack that's smoking the high life with those pretty hip tunes. I've only caught the first three films of the series and even though I think this one is the lesser of the three (the others being "Up In Smoke" and "Nice Dreams") it still has its fare share of unexpected laughs.

"Next Movie" it's pure gibberish with an escalating amount of out-of-it stupidity and noisy gags. Definitely one for the fans or even just for some relaxing dumb entertainment you can't go wrong.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,262,963, 20 July 1980

Gross USA:

$41,675,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,675,194
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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