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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

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

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Attell ... Cocktail Waitress
Mike Bacarella ... Cop in Laundromat
Billy Beck ... Pop, Manager Red Wagon Adult Motel
Don Bovingloh Don Bovingloh ... Maitre D'
Richard 'Moon' Calhoun Richard 'Moon' Calhoun ... Drummer
Tommy Chong ... Chong / Prince Habib
Jennifer Condos Jennifer Condos ... Bass Player
John Corrona John Corrona ... St. Louis Biker
Dave Coulier ... Man with Tongue in Restaurant (as David Couwlier)
Shelby Chong ... French Girl #1 (as Shelby Fiddis)
Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman ... Cop in Ghetto
Mike Friedman Mike Friedman ... Car Rental Agent
Evelyn Guerrero Evelyn Guerrero ... Donna, Cheech's Friend smuggling illegals
Maya Harman Maya Harman ... Belly Dancer
Vanaghan S. Housepian Vanaghan S. Housepian ... Henchman
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong work briefly as car wash attendants and musicians before being hired to drive a car from Chicago to Las Vegas. Unbeknownst to them, their employers (themselves in double roles) have concealed five million dollars of dirty money in the upholstery. A series of adventures ensues, including the making of a porn film featuring 'The Guys' and their real-life squeezes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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The Original HIGH Rollers Hit The Strip! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo está muy duro See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,134,374
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Television star Rip Taylor was selected, according to the film's casting directors, Fern Champion, Pamela Basker, and Jerry Anderson, because they needed someone who typified Las Vegas. Since Taylor lived and worked in Las Vegas, and was an admirer of beauty, Taylor got the part. See more »

Quotes

Chong: [on several cups of coffee, driving] It was Rock 'n Roll that killed Elvis, man!
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Connections

Follows Nice Dreams (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Old Lady
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Shelby Chong
Music by Gaye Delorme
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This one keeps climbing the charts.
29 April 2019 | by pmtelefonSee all my reviews

"Things Are Tough All Over" is about to overtake "Nice Dreams" as my favorite Cheech & Chong movie. If it wasn't for the movie theater scene it probably would be my favorite C&C movie. That scene isn't a deal breaker but it isn't that funny either. The rest of the movie, however, is very funny. There a lot of laughs. C&C are both in fine form. Their supporting cast (with the exception of their wives) is also very good. The only other demerit that I can give "Things Are Tough All Over" is that Donna's part is way too small.


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