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Nice Dreams (1981)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 June 1981 (USA)
Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong)

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Chong ... Chong
Cheech Marin ... Cheech (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Benita Barrie Benita Barrie ... Mrs. Del Whacko, Owner Casa Del Whacko
Sandra Bernhard ... Girl Nut
Big Yank Big Yank ... Male Nurse #2 (as Big Yank 'Anderson Ball')
Don Carlson Don Carlson ... Nut #7
David Castle David Castle ... Nut #8
Jerry Chambers Jerry Chambers ... Male Nurse #1
Jennifer Child Jennifer Child ... Dishwater / Blondie Group #5
Shelby Chong ... Body Builder
Tony Cox ... Midget Nut (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Roderick F. Daniels Roderick F. Daniels ... Janitor
James William Newport James William Newport ... Grow Room Weirdo / Weird Jimmy (as Jimmy Fame)
James Faracci James Faracci ... CHP #1
Lorraine Fiorito Lorraine Fiorito ... Hooker #2
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong house sit for a marijuana grower and rip off the crop. Stalked by keystone-style cops, Los Guys have a series of encounters with L.A. area characters even weirder than themselves. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of two enterprising young men who make an amazing amount of money selling ice cream. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,982,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Tommy Chong was particularly pleased by the fact that several comic newcomers enjoyed their initial screen exposure in featured roles or cameos in Nice Dreams (1981). Chong has been a moving force for new talent ever since Chong ran the first improvisational topless night club in Vancouver, Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Animal rides up the elevator to Dona's apt she is on the 7th floor but the lights in the elevator says he is getting off on the 5th floor. There are 9 lights the farthest left is the up light then Lobby up to 8th the the down. When he gets off the down light up. She said to the cops 714 but she is in 716. See more »

Quotes

Cheech: Man, I can't believe you. Every time you do coke this shit happens.
Chong: Hey, wait a minute man, how come every time I do coke you say that 'every time you do coke' thing?
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Alternate Versions

Some versions delete the scene with Chong and Donna while Cheech hangs from the balcony. The scene jumps from when Cheech first goes over the railing to when he is trying to manuever his way to the elevator. Missing is when he discovers that the man at the door is Chong, that the patio door is now locked and what Chong and Donna do with the ice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

NICE DREAMS
Music and Lyrics by Ruben Guevara
Sung by Cheech Marin
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User Reviews

 
C&C's Best (Maybe)
30 September 2014 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

This is probably Cheech and Chong's best movie. My daughters often ask me (well maybe not often, but once in a while) which one I think is funnier: Cheech or Chong? My answer is always the same: Chong is funnier, but Cheech is a better actor. This movie is a great example. These guys are very talented and very funny. I talk to people my age (the bottom rung of the Baby Boomer generation) and they still think of C&C as two burn-outs that made some movies. Do people think that Charlie Chaplin walked around with a tiny mustache and a cane? Did Jerry Lewis walk around knocking glasses over? They're actors. Maybe their movies weren't always the best, but C&C are two of the greats. And "Nice Dreams" is one of their best.


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