Far Out Man

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Far Out Man
Far Out Man.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tommy Chong
Produced by Lisa M. Hansen
John Pare
Written by Tommy Chong
Starring Tommy Chong
C. Thomas Howell
Rae Dawn Chong
Shelby Chong
Paris Chong
Martin Mull
Judd Nelson
Michael Winslow
Cheech Marin
Paul Bartel
Music by Jay Chattaway
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Eric Woster
Edited by Stephen R. Myers
Gilberto Costa Nunes
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release date
  • May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000

Far Out Man is a 1990 American comedy film written, directed by and starring Tommy Chong.[1] Labeled on promotional posters and in the opening credits as "A Tommy Chong Attempt", it was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. CineTel Films produced the movie and it was distributed in USA theaters by New Line Cinema, Sony Video (VHS), Platinum Disc (DVD), and RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (VHS). It was distributed in Germany by Ascot Video (VHS) and in Brazil by Odyssey (VHS). It was distributed in Canadian theaters by Alliance.


An aging hippie goes on a road trip in search of his long lost family. He meets up with his son (Paris Chong, Tommy's real-life son). Together they go off to see America. A majority of Tommy’s real life family have roles; daughter Rae Dawn plays his daughter and wife Shelby has a lead role as his ex. Chong's former partner Cheech Marin makes a cameo appearance as a passenger in the back of Far Out Man's truck.


Floyd Sneed, former drummer of the rock group Three Dog Night, and brother of Chong's first wife Maxine Sneed, made a small cameo in the film as a drummer.


  1. ^ Bloom, Steve; Halperin, Shirley (2010), Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide, Abrams, p. 113, ISBN 1613120168. 

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