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Greaser's Palace (1972)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Western | 31 July 1972 (USA)
A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Henderson ...
Seaweedhead Greaser
Michael Sullivan ...
Lamy 'Homo' Greaser
...
Cholera
George Morgan ...
Coo Coo
Ronald Nealy ...
Card Man / Ghost
Larry Moyer ...
Captain Good
John Paul Hudson ...
Smiley
Jackson S. Haynes ...
Rope Man
Lawrence Wolf ...
French Padre (as Larry Wolf)
Alex Hitchcock ...
Nun
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Indian
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Indian Girl
Stan Gottlieb ...
Spitunia
...
Mr. Spitunia
Don Smolen ...
Gip
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A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting. Written by <Jonah13@nycnet.com>

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He's got the boogie on his fingers & the hubba-hubba in his soul!

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Comedy | Western

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31 July 1972 (USA)  »

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Palac Greasera  »

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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where the girl wakes to find her lover's throat cut she stands up wearing partially see-thru period underwear and you can see she is wearing tight-fitting modern panties underneath. See more »

Quotes

Jessy: If you feel, you heal.
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Turquoise Skies
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Lyrics by Robert Downey Sr.
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Robert Downey's savagely funny take on the passion and death of Christ is original and thought provoking.
22 June 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Jesus comes back to the old west as a 1930's song-and-dance man in a zoot suit and takes on local strongman Mr. Greaser, whose struggles with constipation are painful to witness. I love this film. It will never be selected as entertainment for anyone's church youth group, but its fresh take on Christianity make for a wild and very original ride.

Favorite moments: Lamey Homo protesting his dad, Mr. Greaser's, disciplinary methods, "I dreamed I was swimmin' in a rainbow and there was millions of babies and they was naked...Dad? I don't want to die any more." Dad's response: "Then behave yourself!" Sibling rivalry on the part of the Holy Ghost protesting God the Father's refusal to let him take on some of God the Son's perks (like being crucified): "You'll never know what I can do because you never give me a chance!" Jesus healing the paralyzed man, who is seen later in the film crying, "I can crawl again! I can crawl again!"

It took me a moment to identify which character was supposed to be Judas, until the woman settler, who goes through so many terrible disasters, began counting out thirty pieces of silverware.

It is somewhat disjointed, and definitely sacrilegious in spots, but those drawbacks are very minor. This is an original, savagely funny film.


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