up in smoke

Up in Smoke

Directed by Lou Adler
U.S / 1978 / Narrative
86 minutes / English

The mack daddy of buddy stoner comedies. 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."

Presented as part of our Reel Hi series.