Item Details

A.K.A. Tommy Chong

MVD
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
At the height of the Bush administration, Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong was charged with selling bongs over the Internet and sentenced to nine months in federal prison. As part of the government's $12-million "Operation Pipe Dreams" drug paraphernalia sting operation, Chong, a vocal opponent of Bush's handling of the War on Terror, was singled out among 55 defendants to serve time. Filmmaker Josh Gilbert captures the post-prison, avuncular Chong as he turns his SWAT team arrest into hilarious stand-up material. But the laughs are seasoned by the recognition of our government's questionable priorities and its shameless use of the judicial system to scapegoat a counterculture icon.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
78 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by MVD, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 11, 2017.
Contents
Tommy Chong: Introduction (4:33); Cheech and Chong (3:21); "Dave's Not Here" (3:54); Great Comedy Duos (3:39); DEA Bust (3:28); Chongglass.com (5:22); Pennsylvania vs Chong (3:45); Accepting a Plea (3:41); After Guilty Plea, Before Prison (5:20); Chong's Beginnings (2:41); The 1960s (3:59); Sentenced on 9/11 (2:29); Preparing for Prison (5:29); Reporting to Prison (6:27); Release Day (2:28); Parole (3:13); Back on the Road (4:11); Prison Is Just the Beginning (4:54); Credits: A.K.A. Tommy Chong (4:47)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : MVD, [2011]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
140178 Infobase
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 18 min., 14 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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