Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Peter Coyote, Cheech Marin, and others come to the defense of popular comedian Tommy Chong when he became the target of a federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.
a/k/a Tommy Chong chronicles the entrapment and incarceration of comedy icon Tommy Chong of the legendary comedy duo, Cheech and Chong. Josh Gilbert takes on the event in his documentary, and offers a sometimes frightening, often hilarious account of Operation Pipe Dreams, a nationwide drug paraphernalia sting spearheaded by a federal prosecutor named Mary Beth Buchanan, appointed by George Bush three short days after the attacks of 9/11. After fully armed SWAT teams raided the comedian's home and his business, Chong Glass, Chong was sentenced to 9 months in federal prison for "conspiracy to manufacture and distribute drug paraphernalia through his family business, specializing in handmade glass water pipes, or "bongs". The film provides a charming portrait of a counter culture icon set against the backdrop of a War on Drugs gone horribly awry.
Through interviews and archival footage, this film tells the story of an alternative-living community founded in the California wilderness in 1968.
A film depicting comedy legend Tommy Chong, of Cheech and Chong, and his headline-making legal problems with The Department of Justice.
This documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the powerful energy company whose downfall forever changed the landscape of the business world.
Alex Gibney examines the rise and fall of an infamous corporate juggernaut.
This is the inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's 7th largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. Featuring insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes, this film reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy.
In a near-empty Northfork orphanage, Father Harlan gently tends to Irwin, a eight-year-old who lies between a dreamstate and death. As orphanage caretaker Harlan reads aloud about Northfork's years-ago forced evacuation to make way for a hydro-electric dam, Irwin's imagination takes flight. While a team of six men evacuate the last remaining citizens of the town, Irwin, too, invents a cast of characters to prepare himself for his own evacuation.
Set in 1955, the residents of a small Montana community are forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam.
In a near-empty Northfork orphanage, Father Harlan gently tends to Irwin, a eight-year-old who lies between a dream-state and death. While a team of six men evacuate the last remaining citizens of the town, Irwin's imagination takes flight in his fevered dreams.
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