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Lust in the Dust -- It's 1884 and legend has it that there's gold buried near sleepy Chili Verde, New Mexico ... and there's not a soul in town who's not after it. Tall in the saddle Abel learns that the treasures location is hidden in a riddle.


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1 March 1985 (USA) See more »
He Rode The West... The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!
A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tab Hunter ... Abel Wood

Divine ... Rosie Velez

Lainie Kazan ... Marguerita Ventura

Geoffrey Lewis ... Hard Case Williams

Henry Silva ... Bernardo

Cesar Romero ... Father Garcia

Gina Gallego ... Ninfa, Whore at Marguerita's

Nedra Volz ... Big Ed

Courtney Gains ... Red Dick Barker

Woody Strode ... Blackman, Hard Case Gang

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Mexican, Hard Case Gang
Daniel Frishman ... Clarence, Hard Case Gang
Ernie Shinagawa ... Chang, Hard Case Gang
Pit Ginsburg ... Toothless Drunk
Al Cantu ... Gunslinger
Clifton S. Doran ... Cantina Regular
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Noah Wyle ... Young man (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Bartel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip John Taylor 

Produced by
Allan Glaser .... producer
Tab Hunter .... producer
James C. Katz .... executive producer
Robert Raymond .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Matz 
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Alan Toomayan 
Casting by
Ross Brown 
Mary West 
Production Design by
Walter Pickette 
Set Decoration by
Al Eisenmann 
Margot Kilbey 
Costume Design by
Dona Granata 
Makeup Department
Denise Bithos .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Bithos .... assistant makeup artist
Rene Carrillo .... assistant hair stylist
Rene Carrillo .... assistant makeup artist
Susan Kelber .... assistant hair stylist
George Masters .... hair stylist
George Masters .... makeup artist
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist
Allan A. Apone .... makeup effects supervisor (uncredited)
Richard N. McGuire .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John J. Smith .... post-production supervisor
John J. Smith .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Schroeder .... first assistant director
Dennis M. White .... second assistant director (as Dennis White)
Art Department
James Barth .... propmaker
Charles W. Cheek .... carpenter
John Coffland .... scenic artist
Al Eisenmann .... assistant props
Flavio Garcia .... scenic artist
Jill Hill .... scenic artist
Nacho Jaramillo .... scenic artist
Bruce Karcher .... set dresser
Glenn Wadey Panebouef .... property master
David W. Panosh .... scenic artist
David W. Phillips .... propmaker
Chip Radaelli .... construction coordinator (as Thomas Radaelli)
Sound Department
Lee Archer .... boom operator
Barry Bookin .... additional boom operator
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil Brody .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Chaloukian .... sound director: Ryder Sound Services
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joseph Citarella)
Marvin Kerner .... sound effects editor: The Cutters, Inc.
Frank Meadows .... sound mixer (as Frank Meadow)
Troy Porter .... sound recordist
James Thornton .... additional sound
Richard Dwan Jr. .... adr editor (uncredited)
Richard Dwan Jr. .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Michael Carr .... stunts
Gary Jensen .... stunts
Lori Keel .... stunts
Faith Minton .... stunts
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunts
Ray Saniger .... stunt coordinator
Ray Saniger .... stunts
J. Joseph Smith .... stunts
Nancy Sylbert .... stunts
Dianne L. Wilson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Burnett .... best boy electric (as David R. Burnett)
Buzz Feitshans IV .... assistant camera (as Buzz Feitshans)
Jimmy Godber .... electrician (as Jim Godber)
Barry Gordon .... assistant camera: second unit (as A. Barry Gordon)
Stephen W. Gray .... assistant camera
Bruce Hamme .... electrician
John Joleaud .... grip (as John Andre Joleaud)
Paul J. Lohmann .... assistant camera (as P.J. Lohmann)
Michael Lund .... assistant camera
Ray Maichen .... grip
J. Michael Marlett .... gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator: second unit (as Leo Napolitano)
Tom Neerken .... still photographer
Guy Polzel .... key grip
Peter Van Eynde .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Sally Jackson .... extras casting
Peggy Schinhofen .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Birgitta Bjerke .... assistant wardrobe
Rob Saduski .... assistant wardrobe
Richard von Ernst .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Mark S. Manos .... assistant editor
Kathleen Provost .... apprentice editor
Glenn Suffern .... negative cutter
Location Management
Betty Wistrand .... location manager
Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... supervising music editor: Segue Music
Robert Shad .... music producer
Transportation Department
Billy Bates .... transportation coordinator
Charles Bell .... driver
Al Eisenmann .... transportation captain (as Al Eisenmann II)
Michael Logghe .... driver
Jack Pressler .... driver
Steven Schwartz .... driver
Gregg Williams .... driver
Other crew
Susan Addy .... production liaison
Bob Barnes .... medic
Jay Bennett .... assistant: Divine
Marion Cronin .... script supervisor
Judy Goldberg .... production liaison
Kim Kruger .... wrangler
Barbara Long .... production accountant
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production coordinator (as Dianne Lisa Cheek)
Stan Mazin .... choreographer
Diana Myers .... wrangler
Scott Norris .... production liaison
Kelly Schroder .... wrangler
John Springer .... publicist (as John Springer & Associates)
Genevieve Sprinkle .... production liaison
Caroline Invicta Stevenson .... head wrangler
Caroline Invicta Stevenson .... trainer
Judith Taylor .... assistant to producers
Arthur Wilde .... unit publicist

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84 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

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 »
Red Dick:I'm Richard Barker. Most folks around here call me Red Dick.
[Rosie stares at him]
Red Dick:[sheepishly] On account o' my hair.
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Featured in More Lust, Less Dust (2001) (V)See more »
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Trash Masterpiece, 24 March 2006
Author: Crap_Connoisseur from Australia

They sure don't make them like this anymore - A comedic musical western about two buxom women, each with part of a treasure map tattooed on their butt. As a cultural oddity of the 1980s, Lust In The Dust stands alone as a truly bizarre collision of the mainstream and the underground.

Lust In The Dust owes much to the then emerging popularity of John Waters and his Dreamland players. I don't think it is a coincidence that the film reunites two of the stars of Polyester - transsexual goddess, Divine and weathered heart-throb, Tab Hunter. However, while Polyester merely tested the waters of the mainstream, Lust In The Dust jumps right in with a cast of recognisable actors and a comparatively inoffensive plot line. The result is sometimes awkward and occasionally frustrating, but also frequently hilarious and utterly compelling.

Paul Bartel could not have chosen better leads. Divine was really at the height of his powers as Rosie. Rosie is a luscious siren, who positively steams up the screen. Divine was a master at physical comedy and Rosie's facial expressions are priceless. Lainie Kazan more than meets the challenge as Rosie's rival, Marguerita. Lainie, now better known for mush like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, shows why she is one of the best cult actresses in the business. Marguerita is a wonderful creation and her rendition of "South of the Border" (... "but north of my garter") is truly a showstopper. Lust In The Dust also provided Tab Hunter with a memorable role as Able Wood. Tab is smart enough to underplay his part in the presence of these two larger than life ladies and is all the more effective because of it.

Lust In The Dust is a wonderfully offbeat example of the imaginative work being produced by cult directors in the early 1980s and holds up as a great testament to Divine's inimitable talent.

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