A/K/A Tommy Chong Poster

Release Date: June 14th, 2006

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
This documentary, directed by first-time filmmaker Josh Gilbert, features renowned comedian Tommy Chong, of "Cheech & Chong" fame, as he deals with the federal government following charges of selling drug paraphernalia. Arrested as part of a large sting operation, Chong is sentenced to time in prison despite having no prior convictions. In addition to spending time on the various aspects of the case, the film looks at Chong's life and his performing career.

Director: Josh Gilbert

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Friend, 2000s, Engaging, Fall, Los Angeles, Prison, Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

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  • First-time filmmaker Josh Gilbert, whose skills behind the camera are rudimentary, might be a bit too close to his subject to do disinterested viewers justice; he clearly is a fan and is making no effort to show both sides of the story he reports. show more

  • How the feds inadvertently resurrected the performing career of stoner comic Tommy Chong by busting him is the ironic subtext of Josh Gilbert's one-sided documentary a/k/a Tommy Chong. show more

  • Gilbert blatantly takes Chong's side, so your level of empathy will rise or fall depending on how strongly you connect with his subject's hazy, if enthusiastic, dedication to "the pursuit of righteous happiness." show more

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