18 user 13 critic

It Came from Hollywood (1982)

Popular comedians watch and give comments about the worst and silliest films from Hollywood.


Malcolm Leo, Andrew Solt


Dana Olsen


Learn more

More Like This 

Going Berserk (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

Director: David Steinberg
Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
The Fury (1978)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress
Documentary | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus
Sci-Fi | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr Daniel Jekyll researching into drugs that would help mankind avoid surgery discovers a white powder that unleashes the animal in every man, and in his case turning him from a shy and ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Belson
Stars: Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Krista Errickson
Wacko (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer".

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.

Director: Josh Gilbert
Stars: Lou Adler, Raven Bast, Paris Chong
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A goofy Korean finds his life hopelessly complicated with people continually confusing him with Bruce Lee.

Director: Elliott Hong
Stars: Johnny Yune, Margaux Hemingway, Raf Mauro
Really Weird Tales (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The movie consists of three odd and strange tales that each teach a different lesson.

Directors: John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Sheila McCarthy
Far Out Man (1990)
    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
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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo
Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty


Complete credited cast:
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself
John Candy ... Himself
Cheech Marin ... Himself
Tommy Chong ... Himself
Gilda Radner ... Herself
Don E. Carney Don E. Carney ... Gorilla Radio Announcer
Honey Sheperd Honey Sheperd ... Punk With Rat
Teena Nickolas Teena Nickolas ... Candy Counter Girl


Dan Ackroyd, John Candy, Gilda Radner and Cheech and Chong present this compilation of classic bad films from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Special features on gorilla pictures, anti-marijuana films and a special tribute to the worst film maker of all-time, Ed Wood. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


We're going to make you LAUGH








Release Date:

29 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Directo de Hollywood See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,095,003, 31 October 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Writers Harry and Michael Medved worked as consultants on this film, which was inspired by their books, "The Golden Turkey Awards" and "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time". The brothers were so incensed by their treatment by the film's producers (and the end result) that they devoted a small entry to it in their subsequent book, "The Hollywood Hall Of Shame". See more »

Alternate Versions

When this film was shown on N.B.C., it deleted the scenes where Cheech and Chong smoke marijuana as they view anti-marijuana propaganda films. Also deleted was a clip from Wonder Bar featuring Al Jolson and a full chorus in black-face. See more »


Features Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) See more »


Turn on the Heat
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung by Sharon Lynn and danced by chorus
From Sunnyside Up (1929)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This films existence is no longer necessary.
17 February 2002 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

When this film first came in 1982, it gave me chance to see many old clips and trailers from old horror and science fiction flicks with a few clips from unusual films other film genres thrown in. In 1982, unlike today, not many old horror/science fiction films were out on video and these films were getting harder to see on TV. So watching this was the closest for me to seeing many of these films again and parts of ones I missed. I really didn't pay much attention to the wrap around sequences provided by Gilda Radner and others, except for the parts with Cheech and Chong, whom I have always found stupid and annoying. I found their presence here repugnant then, and I still do. At the time I overlooked the films repulsively arrogant, condescending attitude it adopts towards these old films.

Now however, viewing this film, there is no longer a reason (for me at least) for this films existence because:

1)Almost all of the films excerpted in this film are obtainable on video, some even on DVD for you high tech yuppies, if you know right places to look.

2)The so called "funny" wrap around sequences featuring many comedians were not considered very good when this film first came out, and they look even worse today. These sequences have accomplished what seems to be the impossible - making clips from notoriously boring turkeys like ROCKET ATTACK USA somehow seem more interesting then they really are. But that is no credit to the comedians or the films makers. Its that these wrap around sequences are so dull, that the films they attempt to lampoon seem exciting in comparison.

3)The films overall smarmy, cynically condescending attitude towards these films becomes annoying. Granted, a good percentage of these films are turkeys like ROBOT MONSTER and PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE. Some are only mediocre, but a few are generally and rightfully so, regarded as classic films like WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. Others like are ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE, while rebuffed by "mainstream" movie watchers, is generally highly regarded by knowledgeable fans of horror and science fiction movies. Apparently, the writers of this sorry excuse for a film were suffering from the limited, narrow minded view that if its science fiction or horror, its automatically worthless.

4) This film features Cheech and Chong, a comedy team whose own career has been made on appealing to the lowest common denominator in public taste. Throughout their long and dubious one joke career, they have managed to make even the worst Jerry Lewis films seem brilliant. Its a tad bit hypocritical for two stars of some of the worst movies ever made to make fun of other peoples movies. The bad films excerpted here look like Oscar winners when compared to films like UP IN SMOKE.

5) The only wrap around sequence I found appealing was the clips of various female monsters while the fifties classic "Whats Your Name?" played on the sound track.

Thank you and have a nice day.

9 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed