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Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)

The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures.

Director:

Tommy Chong

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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 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 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>

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Taglines:

It's bold audacious underground fun! [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,262,963, 20 July 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,675,194
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cassandra Peterson: in the 'Wamba' audition scene. See more »

Goofs

When Chong is urinating out of the open bathroom window, the camera pulls back slightly and reveals that the "pee" is actually water running from a sponge being held just off frame. The crew member holding the trickling garden hose quickly pulls his hand out of frame, but not fast enough. See more »

Quotes

Cheech: [seeing a jar with a yellowish fluid inside] Hey, it's about time man. Hey, what do you got man? Give me some.
Chong: What?
Cheech: Give me a drink, man. C'mon man, give me a drink!
Chong: [Points to jar] Of this?
Cheech: Yeah!
Chong: Go ahead man, help yourself!
Cheech: Wait a minute
[Sniffs the Jar]
Cheech: Hey man, that's pee!
Chong: No kidding.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

An edited TV version shown on the Comedy Central cable network removes most of the drug references. For example, instead of "bag of weed," "bag of diamonds," was used, which made for a strange ending. See more »

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Soundtracks

Rich Girl
Written by Daryl Hall
Performed by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Courtesy of RCA Records
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User Reviews

great party movie
13 December 2001 | by DissSee all my reviews

Hey, I grew up on Cheech and Chong films. Yet amazingly I'm not a potsmoker today. This is probably the second best of the lot, closely following "up in smoke".

If you don't like Cheech Marin or Tommy Chong, this movie probably isn't for you. Although Cheech's recent work doesn't resemble his work with Chong. If you like Tommy Chong in that 70's show, you will most likely like this movie. And if you have any interest in Paul Reubins in his pre-pee wee herman years, this is the movie for you.

The story isn't much, but it has a semblance of a story to keep things moving fairly smoothly- unlike some other Cheech and Chong films. The gags and jokes work very well for the times, and hold up fairly well over time. This movie is less a variety show than later Cheech and Chong films. Although there are a couple sequences that don't seem to fit very well with the movie.

This movie is a must see for any fan of the drug culture. And most fans of that 70's show will probably like this movie.

Go watch this movie and Up in Smoke now!!. You can skip other Cheech and Chong titles


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