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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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Taglines:

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

The American road trip went from Chicago to Las Vegas. The amount of money secretly stashed in the car was US $5 million. See more »

Quotes

Chong: [to Cheech] Hey, look... dude laid some peyote on me man!
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Connections

Follows Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Chilly Winds of Chicago
(ucnredited)
Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong
Music by Gaye Delorme & Tommy Chong
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close to being one of Cheech and Chong's best
31 January 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Thing's Are Tough All Over is a funny movie. No spare parts needed to pump up the action and, in a way, works by being slightly more laid back then the past ones. It actually takes away an element without too much trouble and adds another. And it stays funny. The pot is what's taken away, for the most part, with maybe one or two tiny moments put in to reference their past films. What do they add? A road-movie attitude and two new characters by Cheech and Chong which are hilarious. Not withstanding that they're the most blatant kind of caricatures imaginable, they also have the funniest lines in the film. It's one thing to just have the look of these characters, but the duo pepper each one with clever dialog from start to finish (some of it pretty weird in its way). Some scenes here and there lag, but when the pace picks up again tenfold once they arrive in Las Vegas. With a funny cameo by Rip Taylor this film is one of Cheech and Chong's best.


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