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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)
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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: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...See more »
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
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Robert Downey Sr. delivers strange laughs in a comical surreal western., 19 July 2005
Author: NateManD from Bloomsburg PA

"Greasers Palace" is a wacky and strange western filled with uneasy laughter. In the 70's, Robert Downey Sr. was known for his strange and bizarre humor. At times certain jokes make absolutely no sense. That's what makes his films so funny. The story concerns a Christ like man in a zoot suit, named Jesse. He's on his way to Jerusalem to be a singer. On the way viewers are introduced to many strange characters; a guy in a ghost suit, a man dressed as a nun, and a women who repeatedly gets shot. Jesse wants to sing at the Greaser's Palace lounge. The evil Seaweedhead Greaser and his daughter preside over the palace. They are very picky on who can preform there. Sr. Greasers son is accused of being gay and is killed by his father. Thank goodness for Jesse's miraculous powers as he's able to revive Sr. Greaser's son from the dead time and time again. In some aspects the film appears to be a parody of El Topo. It also has a Montey Python style of humor and wit. Who can forget the films outrageous musical numbers too? So if your looking for a strange, nonsensical, religious, western comedy; Greaser's Palace is a film you'll most likely enjoy!

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