Lust in the Dust (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  1 March 1985 (USA)
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A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abel Wood
Marguerita Ventura
Hard Case Williams
Father Garcia
Ninfa, Whore at Marguerita's
Big Ed
Red Dick Barker
Blackman, Hard Case Gang
Mexican, Hard Case Gang
Daniel Frishman ...
Clarence, Hard Case Gang
Ernie Shinagawa ...
Chang, Hard Case Gang
Pit Ginsburg ...
Toothless Drunk
Al Cantu ...


Dancehall "girl" Rosie Velez, lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood. In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura, a word of a treasure in gold brings Abel into conflict with outlaw Hard Case Williams and his gang. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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He Rode The West... The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!


Comedy | Western


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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Louca Corrida do Ouro  »

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Did You Know?


Despite the notorious financial and critical failure of the epic western Heaven's Gate (1980), and the general decline of the genre around 1980, with other failures such as The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), within five years Hollywood had produced a slew of westerns. In 1985, in addition to this film, there were Silverado (1985), Pale Rider (1985) and Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985). ¡Three Amigos! (1986) followed in 1986. See more »


Maguerita Ventura: [to Rosie, after her audition song] Ya sing like ya look!
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Spoofs Duel in the Sun (1946) See more »


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a divine western
16 December 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie aims for low humour, and it hits its target. Against all odds it entertains from beginning to end. The key to its success is that it proudly steers clear of anything resembling class or good taste. As far as cheap laughs go, you could do a lot worse. Oddly enough, by the end of the movie I was convinced that Divine should star in every single movie ever made.

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