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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
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
Betty Wistrand .... location manager

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84 min
Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
[Hard Case's gang moves forward to rape Rosie]
Rosie Velez:No! Stop! Wait! I'm a...
[looks down]
Hard Case Williams:A virgin? Really?
[Rosie nods yes]
Hard Case Williams:That DOES make a difference. Then I'LL go first.
[Hard Case starts sneezing violently]
Hard Case Williams:I've had carnal knowledge of 215 women and two goats...
Chang, Hard Case Gang:And the chicken?
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Ole Every Day, 3 February 2008
Author: gftbiloxi ( from Biloxi, Mississippi

Divine, the alter ego of Glen Milstead (1945-1988), first burst onto an unsuspecting public with such notorious John Waters films as the infamous PINK FLAMINGOS, dishing up bad-taste humor in proportion with her truly ample size. But there was more to Divine than drag queen humor, and LUST IN THE DUST offers her a less extreme playground, pitting her against a lone gunman (Tab Hunter), a vicious saloon floozy (Lainie Kazan), and a host of desperadoes in a flyweight send up the spaghetti westerns so popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

Directed by Paul Bartel, best known for his 1982 black comedy EATING RAOUL, LUST IN THE DUST is essentially the very slight story of a search for gold--a search that leads Able Wood (Hunter), Marguarite Ventura (Kazan), and Rosie Velez (Divine) to the isolated old west one horse town of Chile Verde. There, with support from the likes of Cesar Romero, they snap, snarl, break up furniture, sing bawdy songs, show their tattoos, and... well... lust in the dust. What else? I may be overly generous in granting this film five stars. The film is occasionally slow and there's nothing greatly inspired about plot, script, and so on--but the performers make the whole thing a lot of fun. Divine wallows, Kazan hisses, and Hunter sweats with the best of 'em, and when it comes to one-liners the movie overflows with both the obvious and very unexpected. Yes, it's all very silly stuff, but everybody puts it over with flair and a sense of fun; you'll grin in spite of yourself. The DVD offers a reasonable, if not pristine, print of the film--and there's even a bonus package: the film trailer and an entertaining little "making of" documentary.

If you're already a Divine fan, LUST IN THE DUST is a must; if you've never encountered Divine, this would be a good place to start, for it lacks the truly jaw-dropping (and frequently off-putting) content of Divine's work for John Waters. Two tons of fun.

GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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