Up in Smoke

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Overview

Then professional potheads Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong teamed up for Cheech & Chong: Up In Smoke, which features the drug-addled duo on a road trip throughout California; that is to say, a road-trip they hope will culminate in finding some quality weed. Instead, a series of mishaps result in their respective deportations to Mexico. Desperate to get back to the states so they can perform in their band's gig later that night, Cheech and Chong unwittingly agree to drive a very unique car across the border -- ...
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Overview

Then professional potheads Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong teamed up for Cheech & Chong: Up In Smoke, which features the drug-addled duo on a road trip throughout California; that is to say, a road-trip they hope will culminate in finding some quality weed. Instead, a series of mishaps result in their respective deportations to Mexico. Desperate to get back to the states so they can perform in their band's gig later that night, Cheech and Chong unwittingly agree to drive a very unique car across the border -- rather than steel and various metal bits, the vehicle is constructed entirely out of marijuana. Back in the States and accompanied by two extraordinarily out-of-it female hitchhikers, the stoned group meanders about in an attempt to get their musical performance together, and narrowly escapes from local law enforcement agencies on numerous occasions despite their complete inability to realize they were being tailed to begin with. The incredibly low-budget movie surprised critics, grossed millions, spawned a series of lesser follow-up films, and cemented Cheech & Chong's cult-status among potheads across the globe. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Pot movies in general are usually tedious, insular affairs which are not particularly funny outside their target audience (namely, high people). This one is a hilarious exception, taking many of the best-known routines involving Pedro De Pacas (Richard "Cheech" Marin) and Man (Thomas Chong) and building them into a loosely knit episodic comedy that's a joy to watch. Much of Cheech and Chong's humor is based on improvisation, so there are dull patches, but far fewer than in their later films. There are also unforgettable supporting characters like the officious Sgt. Stedenko (Stacy Keach), who ends up getting accidentally stoned and proclaiming "I'm the munchies," and June Fairchild as a woman so drug-addled that she greedily snorts Ajax, thinking it to be cocaine. It starts to come unraveled at the end, when the boys enter a punk rock band contest, but it is generally a hilarious, free-spirited antidote to conservative times. And as far as sending a bad message, it could be argued that anyone who looks at the Pedro and Man characters as life role-models probably doesn't need chemical help to be a loser.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929304653
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,009

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cheech Marin Pedro
Tommy Chong Man Stoner
Stacy Keach Sgt. Stedenko
Edie Adams Mrs. Stoner
Tom Skerritt Strawberry
Zane Buzby Jade East
Strother Martin Mr. Stoner
Anne Wharton Debbie
Louisa Moritz Officer Gloria
June Fairchild Ajax Sniffer
Val Avery Upholstery Factory Boss
Rick Beckner Murphy
Rodney Bingenheimer Himself
Berlin Brats
Michael Caldwell Duane
Michael Caldwell Duane
Gary Mule Deer Freak with Basketball
The Dills
Angelina Estrada Aunt Bolita
Harold Fong Chauffeur
Ernie Fuentes Upholstery Shop Foreman
Ruben Guevara Tom
Donald Hotton Bailiff
Jon Ian Jacobs Prosecuting Attorney
Karl Johnson Clyde
Christopher Joy Curtis
Benny Marino Benny
Betty McGuire Sister Mary Quacker
Jose Pulido Juan
Arthur Roberts Arresting Officer
Cheryl Smith Laughing Lady
Ray Vitte James
Mills Watson Harry
The Whores
Marcia Wolf Sister Mary Vogue
Technical Credits
Lou Adler Director, Producer
Tommy Chong Screenwriter
Scott Conrad Editor
Wes Dawn Makeup
Leon Ericksen Art Director
Dennis M. Hill Editor
Lou Lombardo Editor, Producer
Cheech Marin Screenwriter
Ernest Misko Costumes/Costume Designer
Pat Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Moder Asst. Director
Gene Polito Cinematographer
Jack Willoughby Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Up in Smoke
1. Low Rider
2. Is That a Joint Man?
3. Pulled Over / Framed
4. Searching for a Lid
5. It's a Bust
6. Smuggling a Van
7. Pot Pursuit
8. Police Dispatch
9. Rock Fight
10. "Alice Bowie"
11. Up in Smoke - Credits
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Up in Smoke
   Play
   Set up
      Audio Options: English 5.1 Surround
      Audio Options: English 2.0 Surround
      Audio Options: Français
      Audio Options: Commentary by Cheech Marin and Director Lou Adler
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: Français
      Subtitle Options: None
   Special Features
      Commentary by Cheech Marin and Director Lou Adler
      Roach Clips
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
         Play All
         Pedro and Man
         Red Birds
         Leslie Horwinkle
         Munchies
         Momma's Bedroom
         Pop Stoner
         Hippies & Valium
         Ajax Lady
      Lighting It up: A Look Back at Up in Smoke
      "Earache My Eye" Featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
      Cheech & Chong's "The Man Song"
      Vintage Radio Spots
         Up in Smoke #1 Featuring Horrendo Revolver
         Up in Smoke #2 Featuring Saydis Saydat
      Theatrical Trailer
      Preview
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cheech & Chong doin' their thang

    What a wonderful movie! Cheech and Chong are at the peak of hilarity. If you want a good comedy buy this one. I love it. In this, their first film, Cheech and Chong meet up and become good friends. But for Cheech and Chong their is one problem..... they are out of weed. In search of drugs, Cheech and Chong get in major trouble with cops and end up driving a van made entirely of weed! Somehow, they manage to escape when the cops are parked right beside them. Cheech and Chong wreak havoc in a police station by using the police station radio. That's not all Cheech and Chong do much, much more. Buy it and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This Movie is THE most SCHNITZELICIOUS movie EVER!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2001

    Really funny, but hard to keep track of.

    This movie is Cheech & Chong at their best. However, you must pay close, close attenion or else you'll lose track of what's going on. Pretty much its just about these two rockers who just want to get high but have to keep focused on starting a rock band. They keep getting destracted by things like wanting to get high, getting deported, and two female hitchhikers they met up with just by chance. In the process they also get mixed up in the biggest drug bust in history, not on purpose, just in case you're wondering. All though if it were on purpose, it probably wouldn't be as funny, so I'm giving it four stars.

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    Posted September 30, 2010

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