Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke is a 1978 American cult comedy classic film directed by Lou Adler and Tommy Chong and produced by Lou Adler and Lou Lombardo.  The screenplay was written by Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin.

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Rated:  R (movie contains drug use and language throughout, crude and sexual content and some nudity)
Run Time:  1h 26min
Release Date:  September 15, 1978 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy
Director:  Lou Adler and Tommy Chong
Studio:  Paramount Pictures




Up In Smoke stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach, Zane Buzby, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, David Nelson, June Fairchild and Ellen Barkin.

Up In Smoke is the story of Anthony Stoner (Tommy Chong), an unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer who ditches his parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas (Cheech Marin).  In search of some dope, the two are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for gig they are due to play.  Unbeknownst to them, the van they are driving is made entirely of marijuana and the drug-ingesting duo is soon arrested for possession of marijuana.  Anthony and Pedro get released on a technicality, allowing them to continue their many misadventures and ultimately compete in a rock band contest, where they perform the raucous tune “Earache My Eye.”

Movie Quotes

“Hey, hey don’t take those, man” – Anthony Stoner
“Wha?” – Pedro
“I almost gave you the wrong shit, man” – Anthony Stoner
“Hey, man, I already took ’em, man.” – Pedro
“Oh… Hu-wow, MAN!” – Anthony Stoner
“Hey, what was in that shit, man? – Pedro
“You just did the most acid I’ve ever seen anybody eat in my life!” – Anthony Stoner 
“Toke, toke it up, man!… [Pedro starts choking] Kinda grabs ya by the boo-boo, don’t it?” – Anthony Stoner

“Hey, man, am I driving okay?” – Pedro
“I think we’re parked, man?” – Anthony Stoner

“Don’t worry, man.  Those aren’t narcs, they’re Las Emigras; you know, the Immigration Service looking for illegal aliens.” – Pedro
“What’s the Immigration Service doing here, man?” – Anthony Stoner
“My cousin needs a ride to his brother’s wedding in Tijuana; so he called the Emigras, man. They’ll deport the entire wedding party, man. They get a free bus ride across the border and lunch. When the wedding is over, man, they’ll just come back across the border.” – Pedro

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Cheech Marin as Pedro de Pacas

Tommy Chong as Anthony ‘Man’ Stoner

Stacy Keach as Sergeant Stedenko

Zane Buzby as Jade East

Edie Adams as Mrs. Tempest Stoner

Strother Martin as Arnold Stoner

Tom Skerritt as Strawberry

Harry Dean Stanton as Police Officer

David Nelson as Roxy Doorman

June Fairchild as Ajax Lady

Ellen Barkin as Woman Playing Guitar