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Greaser's Palace (1972)

TV-MA  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  31 July 1972 (USA)
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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.

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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
...
Indian Girl
Stan Gottlieb ...
Spitunia
...
Mr. Spitunia
Don Smolen ...
Gip
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

31 July 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Palac Greasera  »

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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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: I bring you a message. Exactly six miles north of Skagg Mountain in the Valley of Pain, there lives an evil devil-monster. His name is Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana. And he *loves* to hurt people. The last time I saw Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana, he told me what he wants to do. He wants to come down here and kill each and every one of you! But I said to him: "Bingo, ...
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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. (as Robert Downey)
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Jesus plays the palace
11 March 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Quite simply one of the odder incarnations of a Jesus story: in a desolate town in the middle of a borax desert in the late 19th century, where Herod has a serious case of constipation, the holy ghost is a cigar smoking actor under a white sheet with eye-holes and a mouth cutout, and Jesse aka Jesus wants to be a song and dance man. But the people won't let him be. Alan Arbus is dry and laid back in the role, always puzzled and not at all a mystery. Downey hit the high point of his career with this one, possibly the last movie he made without someone looking over his shoulder. I wish he'd the opportunity to continue exploring filmmaking of this type.


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