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Encyclopedia > Up In Smoke
Up in Smoke
Directed by Lou Adler
Tommy Chong (uncredited)
Produced by Lou Adler
Lou Lombardo
Written by Tommy Chong
Cheech Marin
Starring Cheech Marin
Tommy Chong
Edie Adams
Strother Martin
Stacy Keach
Music by Danny 'Kootch' Korchmar
Lee Oskar
Waddy Wachtel
Cinematography Gene Polito
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) August 11, 1978
(September 15, 1978)
Running time 86 min.
Country U.S.
Language English
Spanish
Followed by Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
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Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech and Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin and Stacy Keach. Grossing $41,590,893, it was the 12th highest-grossing film of 1978. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (888x1122, 422 KB) Summary Poster image for the 1978 comedy film Cheech & Chongs Up in Smoke. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Thomas Tommy B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Thomas Tommy B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ... Thomas Tommy B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... Edie Adams (born Elizabeth Edith Enke) is an American singer and light comedienne who was born on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. ... Strother Martin, (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor in numerous films and television programs. ... Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. ... Danny Kootch Kortchmar (born April 6, 1946) is a guitarist and session musician. ... Lee Oskar (b. ... Robert Waddy Wachtel (born May 24, 1947 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City) is a Los Angeles session musician and producer, most notable for his guitar work. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Cast Cheech Marin: Cheech/ Dwayne RED Mendoza Tommy Chong: Chong Evelyn Guerrero: Donna Betty Kennedy: Candy Sy Kramer: Mr. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... “Richard Marin” redirects here. ... Thomas Tommy B. Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... Edie Adams (born Elizabeth Edith Enke) is an American singer and light comedienne who was born on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. ... Strother Martin, (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor in numerous films and television programs. ... Stacy Keach (born Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Cheech and Chong had been a comedy team for about ten years before they started reworking some of their material for their first film. Much of the film was shot in Los Angeles, California, including scenes set in Mexico. Scenes set on the Mexican border were actually filmed at the border in Yuma, Arizona. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


The team found it difficult to persuade traditional advertising outlets to promote the film, so they came up with the novel (and ultimately successful) idea of advertising it through comic strips, which they left on bus benches. This gave the film a certain "street" feel, helping it to become a cult hit. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...

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Plot

Tommy Chong plays Anthony Stoner (though in the final credits the character is listed as 'Man'; his name is used only once: during the scene of his father - played by Strother Martin - berating him, his mother - played by Edie Adams - calls him "Anthony"), a jobless hippy who is kicked out of home by his father and manages to trick Pedro (Cheech) into picking him up off the side of a highway by posing as a woman with large breasts. They both share a large joint (Spliff) (which Chong's character says is made with "labrador", marijuana and dog feces, due to his dog having eaten his stash) and are arrested when a police officer discovers them to be stoned. After their subsequent trial (where they get off on a technicality when it's discovered the judge is drinking vodka), they are released, and in an attempt to procure some marijuana they visit Strawberry (Tom Skeritt), Pedro's cousin. They narrowly escape a police raid on Strawberry's house, but are soon deported to Tijuana by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, together with Pedro's illegal immigrant relatives (who just want a free ride to a wedding). Hippies (singular hippie or sometimes hippy) were members of the 1960s counterculture movement who adopted a communal or nomadic lifestyle, renounced corporate nationalism and the Vietnam War, embraced aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Native American religious culture, and were otherwise at odds with traditional middle class Western values. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Breast (disambiguation). ... A spliff. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... In legal parlance, a trial is an event in which parties to a dispute present information (in the form of evidence) in a formal setting, usually a court, before a judge, jury, or other designated finder of fact, in order to achieve a resolution to their dispute. ... Tom Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an American actor. ... Tijuana (Spanish [], English usually []), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was a part of the United States Department of Justice and handled legal and illegal immigration and naturalization. ...


In order to get back to the United States, they arrange to pick up a vehicle from Pedro's uncle's upholstery shop, but arrive at the wrong place, a marijuana plant, and end up unknowingly involved in a plot to smuggle a van constructed completely out of spray-on marijuana from Mexico to Los Angeles, with the inept police narcotics unit hot on their heels. Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Along the way, Cheech and Chong narrowly avoid arrest despite, at one point, being pulled over by the police (luckily for them, the officer gets high from the smoke coming from their van), and pick up two women, who convince them to perform with their band, Alice Bowie, at a Battle of the Bands contest. The film concludes with Cheech and Chong winning the contest, and a recording contract, with a performance of their song "Earache My Eye". Battle of the Bands is a generic term for a contest in which many bands, usually rock/guitar bands but often from a range of different styles, compete for the title of best band. The winner is determined by a panel of judges, the general response of the audience, or... Earache My Eye features Alice Bowie and is featured on The Cheech and Chong Wedding Album 1974 and was also featured on their Greatest Hits album. ...


Miscellaneous

  • The film's dialogue includes the word "man" 295 times. 212 Of those times are before the Mexican Border scene.
  • The license plate on Cheech Marin's character's car, MUF DVR, was his real license plate at the time.
  • An early lineup for the legendary Los Angeles punk band The Germs auditioned for a part in the Battle of the Bands sequence of the film. However, the band instigated a food fight during their audition (in front of a live audience), and were told that they would not be in the film. The song which the Germs played at the audition, "Sex Boy", with sounds of the resulting riot, can be heard on the CD Germs (MIA).
  • Several scenes are sampled by the ska/punk band Voodoo Glow Skulls in their songs. The scene where the officers give away their undercover position by yelling "shoot the moon" is used as the opening sequence of the 1995 album Firme. In the song Insubordination the scene where Pedro mockingly replies to an inquiry of "Do you know who this is?" with "No, who is 'This is'?". The album Who Is, This Is? is derived from this scene. The introduction of the song Country Phuck is where Pedro talks about punk music.
  • Anthony's name is mentioned only once in the film. While his father yells at him for not having a job, his mother says his name. Anthony's parents, Arnold and Tempest, are played by Strother Martin and Edie Adams, and were encouraged to ad-lib their lines, leading to Mr. Stoner's classic line, "You get a goddamn job before sundown, or we're shipping you off to military school, with that goddamn Finkelstein-shit kid! Son of a bitch!"
  • The three punk rock groups who appear during sequences shot at the Roxy were Berlin Brats (performing "Psychotic"), The Dils (performing "You're Not Blank (So Baby We're Through)") and The Whores.
  • The film was banned by the South African Publications Control Board (Censor Board) for fear that "it might encourage the impressionable youth of South Africa to take up marijuana smoking".

The Germs are a punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s. ... A food fight is a spontaneous form of chaotic collective behavior, in which food is thrown around a room, usually a cafeteria, in the manner of projectiles. ... Voodoo Glow Skulls are an underground third-wave ska band. ... Who Is, This Is? is the Voodoo Glow Skulls first full-length album released on Dr. Strange Records on January 11, 1994 Track listing Insubordination Dirty Rats Give In Youre The Problem Sin Berguensa (Si Habla Espanol) Wife And Kid Country Phuck Dog Pile Here Comes The Sun Too... Strother Martin, (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor in numerous films and television programs. ... Edie Adams (born Elizabeth Edith Enke) is an American singer and light comedienne who was born on April 16, 1927, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. ... The Dils were an American punk rock band of the late 1970s, originally from Carlsbad, California, and fronted by brothers Chip Kinman and Tony Kinman. ...

DVD releases

The first DVD release included a feature-length audio commentary with Adler and Marin. A "Special Collectors Edition" of the film, including further extras was released on September 4th, 2007.[1]


See also

The Up in Smoke OST is the soundtrack album for the 1978 Cheech and Chong film Up in Smoke. ...

External links

Preceded by
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Up in Smoke
1978
Succeeded by
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

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