Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers - 1985 stars the comedy team of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. This movie tells a historic tale of twin brothers separated at birth. One brother is good and the other is evil. The brothers meet again as adults. Two stories appear in the movie. One takes place in the present. Louis Corsican, played by Cheech Marin, and his brother, Lucian Corsican, played by Tommy Chong, play in a rock band. The setting is France. The residents pay off the lousy band to go away.
On the road, the brothers encounter a gypsy in a restaurant and listen to a story. The tale describes two Corsican Brothers attempting to overthrow the monarchy during the French Revolution. These brothers know what the other is thinking. Cheech and Chong also play the revolutionaries in this flashback story.
The Corsican Brothers movie plays homage to The Count of Monte Cristo, a novel written by Alexander Dumas. The antagonist is Governor Fouquaire and the brothers want to stop his evil behavior. The governor's mistress tries to stop the brothers' plans.
Orion Pictures released the movie in July 1984. Tommy Chong directed the film. Members of the Chong family, Robbi Chong and Rae Dawn Chong, fill the supporting cast.
Cheech and Chong started their stand up routines around 1970. They played stoned hippies and mocked the standard culture. Some of their routines include: Basketball Jones, Santa Claus and His Old Lady, and Sister Mary Elephant.
The pair made comedy albums and continued their routine in several films, including: Up in Smoke, Nice Dreams and Things Are Tough All Over. During a temporary break up, the two found solo work in films and TV. The pair reunited in 2008 and started comedy tours again.