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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 ... 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>

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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 »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First of two Cheech and Chong movies for the Columbia Pictures studio, the second being Things Are Tough All Over (1982). See more »

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During the dream sequence, one of the "Midgets" (played by Tony Cox) is trying not to laugh. See more »

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Cheech: Yeah real funny man... so funny I forgot to laugh...
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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 »

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Spoofed in Dirty Grandpa (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

SAVE THE WHALES
Music and Lyrics by Cheech & Chong
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Hey, man, have some ice creams that give you nice dreams
25 June 2005 | by johnfosSee all my reviews

Cheech and Chong's first movie, Up in Smoke (1978), was the most successful and it set the scene for the five other films which were to follow. Nice Dreams (1981) is movie number three.

Nice Dreams is a very good film for laid-back old hippies like me who enjoy romanticising the 70s. Gone are the flower-power days of the 60s and life seems to have degenerated into sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll, and this movie has its fair share of each.

My favourite scene is at the Chinese restaurant where Chong is mistaken for Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. And then there is a welcome cameo appearance from the enigmatic LSD guru Dr Timothy Leary.

One of my favourite supporting roles is the police sergeant who has the tongue of a lizard and believes "the only way to catch a doper is for you yourself to become a smoker."

The quirky soundtrack and slapstick comedy helps to keep the movie moving along nicely...

Even though Cheech and Chong sold millions of records in the 70s and had a major success with Up in Smoke, I would not call Nice Dreams a mainstream movie. I would suggest it is a movie with a cult following although I've never seen it on any "cult film" lists.

If you like this movie you may also like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Withnail and I".


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