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 fifty-five 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.
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the government's $12 million 'Operation Pipe Dreams' drug paraphernalia Bong Bust.....Yet 95% of the Heroin comes to the USA from Afghanistan Poppy Fields...year after year after year after year.... How Fucking Absurd Is That.
one of the best damn docs and should be seen by everybody who thinks this next election is not really freakin' important!
Not only a well made documentary, it's a must see for anyone about the reality of the drug war.
our govt is ............ and (t) or )f)
dr duke twb
best movie/documentary, Love Tommy Chong, you rock Brother!
This film demonstrates how despicable and worthless of a consciousness John Ashcroft and George Bush, a man arrested for cocaine in his own youth, truly are. Thousands of Americans died on their watch due to terrorism. Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of human beings unrelated to 9/11, in total, in their ugly retaliatory wars against the innocent. But they went after bongs, equating them to those who support terrorism. And scored big. Buffoons. Great documentary explaining why they have forced history to call it the counter culture. Very truthful and educational. Thanks to Fandor for the opportunity and provision. John Ashcroft and Mary Beth Buchanan are two complete disgraces to law enforcement, and a total waste of funding to keep America safe. After years of not having smoked, I'm going to light one up for Tommy Chong, and every one else who has done time for pot or paraphenalia related offenses. And especially in protest of Mary beth Buchanan and John Ashcroft. And then I'm going to vote the bastards out, because a good man has asked me to.