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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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CHEECH and CHONG take a cross-country trip... and wind up in some very funny joints. 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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: [on several cups of coffee, driving] It was Rock 'n Roll that killed Elvis, man!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Johnny B. Goode
Written by Chuck Berry (uncredited)
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of All Platinum Records
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Cheech and Chong's fourth film: Things are Tough All Over.
17 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Things are Tough All Over (1982) was the duo's fourth feature length film together. Tommy Chong wasn't the director this time around. It was also their second film that was filmed in Cinemascope. Cheech and Chong are living in Chicago, They work at a car wash during the coldest winter ever. There employers Prince Habib and Mr. Slyman (Cheech and Chong) want them to deliver some goods to Las Vegas (after they screwed up several other jobs). The two want to make it up to Slyman and Habib and go on a cross-country adventure. Meanwhile two French ladies have a crush on the two and they want to have a wild night together. Will Cheech and Chong deliver the package without any troubles? Can they stay away from Habib and Slyman's wives? How will they be able to score dope whilst on the road? Just watch THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER to find out!!!

Not a classic, just another funny film from Cheech and Chong. Follwed by another sequel STILL SMOKING!!!

Recommended.


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