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Nice Dreams (1981)

Stoner comedy duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong own and operate an ice cream truck which they use as a cover to sell marijuana.

An undercover operation to catch them in the act of selling their produce turns up evidence that some of the marijuana they grow is somehow capable of turning the smoker into something reptilian.

Stalked by “Sarge” Stedeneko (Stacy Keach, reprising his role from Up In Smoke) and his Keystone-style cops, the duo has a series of encounters with LA area characters even weirder than themselves.

Along the way, they encounter a crazy music agent (Suzanne Kent) who thinks Chong is Jerry Garcia, a coked-out Pee Wee Herman, Cheech’s ex-love interest Donna (Evelyn Guerrero) and her old man Animal, who just happens to hate Mexicans. Oh, and Dr Timothy Leary (!).

There’s no real plot and the film clearly had no script.

Despite the multiple cameos from up and coming (at the time) comedians, it’s really not that funny.

Richard ‘Cheech’ Marin
Tommy Chong
Mrs Del Whacko
Benita Barrie
Sergeant Stedenko
Stacy Keach
Detective Drooler
Peter Jason
Detective Noodles
Tim Rossovich
Sidney the Agent
Suzanne Kent
Donna the Panties Gal
Evelyn Guerrero
Timothy Leary

Tommy Chong