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He's got the boogie on his fingers & the hubba-hubba in his soul!
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A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Albert Henderson ... Seaweedhead Greaser
Michael Sullivan ... Lamy 'Homo' Greaser

Luana Anders ... 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

Pablo Ferro ... Indian

Toni Basil ... Indian Girl
Stan Gottlieb ... Spitunia

Hervé Villechaize ... Mr. Spitunia
Don Smolen ... Gip
Joe Madden ... Man With Painting

Don Calfa ... Morris
Woody Chambliss ... Father

Allan Arbus ... Jessy
Elsie Downey ... The Woman
Rex King ... Turquoise Skies
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Antonio ... Vernon
Buddy Butler ... Judas

Robert Downey Jr. ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Downey Sr. 
 
Writing credits
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Robert Downey Sr. 

Produced by
Cyma Rubin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Powell 
 
Film Editing by
Bud S. Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
David Forman 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Dobie .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert J. Koster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Koster .... first assistant director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Sachs .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Lucy Koster .... food caterer
 

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Runtime:
91 min | Argentina:91 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Anachronisms: 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 »
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Jessy:I'm on my way to Jerusalem to be an actor/singer. It is written that the Agent Morris awaits me.See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Surreal, absurd, unique, 1 March 2004
Author: Afracious from England

Greaser's Palace is a comical, chaotic, absurdist and surreal religious parody. It's like El Topo meets The Life of Brian. Alan Arrbus plays a strange messiah-like zoot-suited actor/singer/dancer called Jessy, who one day parachutes into a field close to a Western town where a host of odd characters hang out, the main one being a constipated chap called Seaweedhead Greaser, who runs the titular saloon. Jessy has some miraculous traits - he can walk on water and heals some of the locals by telling them: "If you feel, you heal". One of the most memorable scenes (and my favourite) is when Jessy approaches a group of people praying and says to them: "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, wait a minute!'. And the reason I said that is because I believe in you people. I believe you can do the job. I believe you can help each other. I believe you can make this world a better place to live in. That's it". 

If you haven't seen this film then it must go on your must-see list of films, category surrealism. Chaotic cineastes will approve.

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