Director: Lou Adler
Writer: Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams, Stacy Keach
Quotable: "You wanna get high man?" "Does Howdy Doody got wooden balls man?"
Fun Fact: Director Lou Adler held a private screening for Jack Nicholson, who'd just been in a car accident and painfully laughed the whole way through.
The undeniable kings of stoner comedy, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong had been delivering Mary Jane comedy for a decade before making their first motion picture, this dumb-fun road trip flick that finds the duo deported back to Mexico and trying to drive a truck made of marijuana back into the states.
If that doesn't sound funny, chances are Up in Smoke won't light up your funny bones. However, those who kneel at the idiotic altar of Harold & Kumar should, if they haven't already, catch up with the exploits of their Mexican predecessors, and Up in Smoke is a good place to start.