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  (in credits order)
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. ... Small boy in covered wagon (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Downey Sr.  (as Robert Downey)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Downey Sr.  (as Robert Downey)

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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91 min | Argentina:91 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
[Jessy has "cured" a man in crutches]
Inflicted Man:I can crawl again!
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I loved it!, 24 August 2004
Author: Kim Alsos from Norway

I saw this movie after midnight on a movie-channel, in a dark room. I really wasn't expecting much but somehow this strange and surreal film has a mood to it that very few movies have. Don't try to make sense of it ( I don't know if there is any ) Just relax, and take it in, and you'll see what I mean.

Nothing in this movie is spelled out. It is a mystery. It's very funny, and it just leaves you with a feeling of having seen something very important and meaningful about life and death, but you're not sure what...

My favourite spot in the movie is when "our" man is asked to give something to the followers, upon which he starts to hum a continuous tone. The "disiples" soon catches on and sings the tone to. He then leaves them, and they dare not stop this gift they have been given. Throughout the rest of the movie you can always hear them in the background or nearby, off camera, as the movie goes on with other things!

And the closing scene with the setting sun, and the music/sound just had me mesmerized!

I saw it only once, in 1986, and even today I often think about it. I wish I could buy it, but I haven't seen it anywhere. I really want to see it one more time.

A MUST see !

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