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      Far Out Man

      R 1990 1 hr. 27 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 50% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score An old 1960s hippie (Tommy Chong) searches in the 1990s for his long-lost girlfriend (Shelby Chong) and their son (Paris Chong). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Pretty stupid with some funny moments. Chong pulls his one trick pony routine and almost makes a decent movie..almost. The C. Thomas Howell plot works. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This is such a good movie! This makes me wish Chong had pursued more of a solo film career after Cheech & Chong split up. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I wanted to love this, but it's one of those films that looks like it was a lot more fun to make than it was to watch. C Thomas Howell has an early example of a "star making fun of themselves" role. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Far Out Man is the story of an aging hippie (the immortal Tommy Chong) whose still stuck in the 60's, high off his gord, and saddened over his ex-girlfriend (real life wife Shelby Chong) along with their son (real life son Paris Chong) who are now with C. Thomas Howell (playing himself) in basically a 99% autobiographically telling of Chong's life. With the help of his other daughter, Rae Dawn Chong, from another marriage, as well as Martin Mull, as a seedy therapist, Chong embarks on a journey of being a roadie again, with Paris accompanying him, neither knowing their true relations. For the most part, this movie if pretty unfunny, but it has its moments, thanks in part to a surprisingly good supporting cast that help Chong stagger about this entire film stoned off his ass. Most notable appearances from from the likes of 80's black comedian Reynaldo Rey (as Chong's seedy boss), Cheech Marin (in a surprise cameo as himself), Police Academy noise-maker Michael Winslow (as an airport cop), and Mull and Howell in their perspective roles. Judd Nelson also pops in as himself in a slightly comical battle between C. Thomas Howell, whom both were at about to make the big drop in popularity shortly after this film. Hmm, what else, Shelby Chong has a nice (but very brief) showing of her titties, as does B-movie actress Peggy McIntaggart. So, in conclusion, a couple of small laughs and some small titty shots does not help Tommy Chong capture any sort of glory he may have had when he was apart of Cheech & Chong. Don't feel too sad, he's definitely made a notable comeback lately. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty stupid with some funny moments. Chong pulls his one trick pony routine and almost makes a decent movie..almost. The C. Thomas Howell plot works. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member have actually met cheech moran in real life at les mills fitness center in victoria park markett in auckland back in 1987.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An old 1960s hippie (Tommy Chong) searches in the 1990s for his long-lost girlfriend (Shelby Chong) and their son (Paris Chong).
      Director
      Tommy Chong
      Screenwriter
      Tommy Chong
      Production Co
      CineTel Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 27, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $71.4K
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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