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Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Cheech and Chong are hired to drive a limo from Chicago to Las Vegas by two shady Arabs - Mr. Slyman (Cheech) and Prince Habib (Chong). Unbeknownst to them, five million dollars of dirty money has been stuffed throughout the car.

Director:

Thomas K. Avildsen

Writers:

Tommy Chong (as Thomas Chong), Cheech Marin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Attell ... Cocktail Waitress
Mike Bacarella ... Cop in Laundromat
Billy Beck ... Pop, Manager Red Wagon Adult Motel
Don Bovingloh Don Bovingloh ... Maitre D'
Richard 'Moon' Calhoun Richard 'Moon' Calhoun ... Drummer
Tommy Chong ... Chong / Prince Habib
Jennifer Condos Jennifer Condos ... Bass Player
John Corrona John Corrona ... St. Louis Biker
Dave Coulier ... Man with Tongue in Restaurant (as David Couwlier)
Shelby Chong ... French Girl #1 (as Shelby Fiddis)
Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman ... Cop in Ghetto
Mike Friedman Mike Friedman ... Car Rental Agent
Evelyn Guerrero Evelyn Guerrero ... Donna, Cheech's Friend smuggling illegals
Maya Harman Maya Harman ... Belly Dancer
Vanaghan S. Housepian Vanaghan S. Housepian ... Henchman
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Storyline

Cheech and Chong work briefly as car wash attendants and musicians before being hired to drive a car from Chicago to Las Vegas. Unbeknownst to them, their employers (themselves in double roles) have concealed five million dollars of dirty money in the upholstery. A series of adventures ensues, including the making of a porn film featuring 'The Guys' and their real-life squeezes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Taglines:

The Original HIGH Rollers Hit The Strip! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 August 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo está muy duro See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,906,708, 8 August 1982

Gross USA:

$21,134,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,134,374
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie, which was produced by Cheech & Chongs' longtime producer Howard Brown, and directed by Tom Avildsen', marked a first for Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin. It was relatively drug free. See more »

Quotes

Chong: Sometimes it's not even the drugs that'll kill you man. What really kills you is looking for drugs.
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Connections

Follows Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Old Lady
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Cheech Marin & Shelby Chong
Music by Gaye Delorme
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User Reviews

Another great Cheech and Chong film!
28 December 1999 | by El DuderinoSee all my reviews

I was still laughing at this film long after I had finished watching it. Cheech and Chong are just as funny as ever, and this film just adds to their other classic comedy films. Chong is especially hilarious because he's on peyote for basically the entire film. Cheech is just as funny, and even Rip Taylor makes an appearance to heighten the comedy. Cheech and Chong also play characters named Prince Habib and Mr. Slyman who make the film much funnier. Watch for the song Cheech and Chong sing in the desert and when Rip Taylor picks them up off the street - those parts are hysterical.


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