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Lust in the Dust (1985)

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blackman, Hard Case Gang
Mexican, Hard Case Gang
Clarence, Hard Case Gang
Ernie Shinagawa ...
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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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


Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Louca Corrida do Ouro  »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,146, 10 February 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title comes from the famous production nickname of Duel in the Sun (1946). See more »


Maguerita Ventura: [at Rosie, who is scrubbing the floor] Finished, Honey?
Rosie Velez: You could eat off this floor. And *you* probably will.
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Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) See more »


These Lips Were Made For Kissin'
Written by 'Karen Hart'
Performed by 'Divine'
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Slight, but funny
25 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Paul Bartel's western-musical-sex farce may not be quite on par with his earlier black comedies, but it still has the good taste not to have any good taste. Plus, it's one of the few places where you can see a Divine performance outside of John Waters' oeuvre -- and boy, does he give a performance.

If you get the DVD, be sure to check out the bombastic trailer. It is quite a hoot.

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