A collection of comedies starring joint-toting duo Richard 'Cheech' Marin and Tommy Chong. 'Cheech and Chong's Next Movie' (1980) is a follow-up to the cult classic 1978 film 'Up in Smoke'. Cheech works as a delivery man for a Hollywood studio, but is constantly in hot water as a result of the antics of his stoner friend Chong. A massage parlour and the living room of a wealthy family are just two of the locations that descend into chaos after a visit from the hapless pair. In 'Things Are Tough all Over' (1982), crazy Arab Prince Habib (Chong) and his brother Mr Slyman (Marin) hire two chauffeurs (also played by Cheech and Chong) to drive a limousine to Las Vegas - with $5 million secretly stashed in the front seat. In order to get to Las Vegas, the pair sell off the car piece-by-piece including the seven-figure front seat and then find that there is a much bigger problem - Slyman and Habib are on their tails swearing to kill them - but only after the appropriate torture... In 'Nice Dreams' (1981), Cheech and Chong realise their greatest dreams by selling a special recipe ice cream. However, things start to go badly wrong when Cheech meets his lost love whose psychotic boyfriend is on the rampage and Chong exchanges their wealth for a worthless cheque. The only way to get the money back is to escape into a local insane asylum... 'Get Out of My Room' (1985) comprises four video shorts, linked by a spoof documentary on their making. The shorts are 'Get Out of My Room', 'I'm Not Home Right Now', 'Love Is Strange' and 'Born in East LA', a spoof of Bruce Springsteen's song 'Born in the USA'. Finally, in the feature-length version of 'Born in East LA' (1987), third-generation Hispanic American Cheech is accidentally deported to Mexico. Despite the fact that he is American-born and can't speak a word of Spanish, the immigration authorities refuse to let him come home, and he becomes involved in all sorts of mad schemes.
Cheech Marin, Robert Chong