Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers (1984)
Directed by Tommy Chong
Genres - Comedy, Action, Adventure | Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Stoner Comedy | Release Date - Apr 27, 1984 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 95 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - PG
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed on location "Somewhere in France", this umpteenth version of Dumas' The Corsican Brothers stars the zoned-out comedy team of Cheech and Chong. Perhaps inspired by the Ritz Bros.' spin on The Three Musketeers, the duo retains enough of the original story (about twin brothers who feel one another's pain) to keep the plot going, but try to inject their own peculiar brand of humor throughout. The film's highlight is a duel with two loaves of stale bread. Yes, that's the highlight. Just as the 1930s comedy team of Wheeler and Woolsey lost their audience when they dropped their risque humor and Prohibition gags, so too do Cheech and Chong falter when not indulging in the drug-oriented comedy which made them famous in the early 1970s.
against-all-odds, friendship, good-vs-evil, revenge, separated-at-birth, sibling, swashbuckler, twins, brother