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A/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | March 2008 (USA)
Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.

Director:

Josh Gilbert

Writers:

Josh Gilbert, Steven Hager (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lou Adler ... Self
Raven Bast Raven Bast ... Self
Paris Chong Paris Chong ... Self
Shelby Chong ... Self
Tommy Chong ... Self
Peter Coyote ... Self
Pablo Ferro ... Special Thanks
Steven Hager ... Self (as Steve Hager)
Jay Leno ... Self
Bill Maher ... Self
Cheech Marin ... Self (as Richard 'Cheech' Marin)
Paul Moyer Paul Moyer ... Self (archive footage)
Ethan Nadelmann Ethan Nadelmann ... Self
Eric Schlosser ... Self
Red Skelton ... Self (archive footage)
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At the height of popularity of the Bush administration -- the federal government entrapped and subsequently imprisoned Tommy Chong. Josh Gilbert began documenting the federal case against his long time friend and counter-culture icon for the terrible crime of selling bongs. This film examines the personal effects on Tommy, the motivations and tactics of the politicized Justice Department under George Bush, set against the back drop of the War on Drugs and the legal issues involved. Written by Josh Gilbert

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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Bill Maher: [...] I can't think of a more ridiculous diversion of manpower than to bust Tommy Chong. If anyone feels safer because Tommy was put in jail, that's a ridiculous human being.
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Free Country?
26 September 2006 | by joelchapaSee all my reviews

Have you ever wondered what 12 million dollars can do? It turns out that 12 million dollars and hundreds of man hours by law enforcement can send a 62 year husband and father with no prior arrests to jail for sending some glass pipes to Pennsylvania. Does that strike you as a good use of taxpayer money??? This is a fascinating movie that all people need to see. Whatever side you are on, you need to see what our so called 'freedom loving' government will do to silence people who don't fit into their cookie cutter lifestyle. Watch this movie and take action. We are long over due for change and our justice system, as clearly shown here, is sadly anything but just.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ака Томми Чонг See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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