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."
“Cheech & Chong's first movie is still their best. The duo wrote the genial script about the never-ending search for great pot, and a good supporting cast co-stars.” —Marjorie Baumgarten, The Austin Chronicle “UP IN SMOKE cemented Cheech & Chong’s reputation as counterculture icons, and four decades on, it remains a beloved comedy. It could even be argued that the sympathetic depiction of the two lead characters helped pave the way for the decriminalization of marijuana use in California and elsewhere.” —Clark Collis, EW
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