6.2/10
6,283
35 user 10 critic

Nice Dreams (1981)

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)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Director: Thomas K. Avildsen
Stars: Toni Attell, Mike Bacarella, Billy Beck
Still Smokin (1983)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Cheech & Chong are invited to a celebrity party/festival in Amsterdam. When they get there, however, it turns out that the guy who invited them has taken off with all the money, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Hans Man in 't Veld
Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Evelyn Guerrero
Up in Smoke (1978)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two brothers who can feel each others' pain and pleasure mess up the French revolution.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Roy Dotrice
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Songs include: Get outta my room and ... See full summary »

Director: Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, John Paragon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director: Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez
Far Out Man (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.

Director: Tommy Chong
Stars: Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong
Hey Watch This (Video 2010)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary based on Cheech and Chong's "Light Up America" reunion tour.

Director: Christian Charles
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers
Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin
Yellowbeard (1983)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski
Stars: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney
Edit

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
Edit

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:

View content advisory »
Edit

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$33,982,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,000,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Paul Reubens ("The Hamburger Man") and actress Suzanne Kent ("Sidney, the Agent") were at the time of the film's production members of the acclaimed improvisational group 'The Groundlings". See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cheech: Hey scratch my balls man... anybody scratch my balls!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

SAVE THE WHALES
Music and Lyrics by Cheech & Chong
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
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".


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed