• Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in Smoke

Release Date: January 1st, 1978

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2000

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

An unemployed pot-smoking slacker and amateur drummer, Anthony Stoner (Tommy Chong) ditches his strict parents and hits the road, eventually meeting kindred spirit Pedro de Pacas (Cheech Marin). While 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."

Cast: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Stacy Keach, Edie Adams, Tom Skerritt, Zane Buzby, Anne Wharton, Louisa Moritz

Director: Lou Adler

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Los Angeles, Father, Amusing, Madcap, Friend, Mother, 1970s, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    That’s the trouble at the center of the benign but tepid ganja-classic Up in Smoke: Its toking Abbott-and-Costello duo are so content to simply drift away in clouds of smoke that the audience is often left behind looking for the jokes. show more

  • 60

    And on this particular trek, the 70's duo find themselves in comedic situations which hit and miss in relatively equal measure. show more

  • 50
    Time Out London

    As the most fun comes not from watching the movie but from recalling great lines later, it would seem that the audio success of C & C has not translated too well into visuals. show more

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