Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between "Animal House" and "Police Academy". Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to the Sheldon R. Wienberg Military Academy. The life of ... See full summary »
Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
Robert Downey Sr.,
An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and ... See full summary »
Robert Downey Sr.
A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »
A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.Written by
American film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum used the term "Acid Western" to describe this film as well as the Jim Jarmusch film "Dead Man." The term "acid western" was first coined by film critic Pauline Kael in reference to Alejandro Jodorowsky's film "El Topo." See more »
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 »
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. The last time I saw Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger With A Side Of Aircraft Noise And You'll Be Gary Indiana, he told me what he wants to do. He wants to come down here and kill each and every one of you! But I said to him: "Bingo, ...
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The unexpected box office success of 'Easy Rider' at the end of the 1960s opened all kinds of doors for all kinds of people. Suddenly there was a new "youth market" to be exploited. Thousands of hip kids were getting stoned and watching the likes of '2001' and 'Easy Rider'... mmm, what might they want to groove behind next? The old school film execs were baffled for the most part, and this allowed De Palma, Coppola, Altman, Scorsese, Ashby and Bogdanovich and others to get their big breaks. This period has been discussed a lot recently in books and documentaries, but what about the freaks who didn't become household names? What about say Robert Downey Sr and 'Greaser's Palace'?? Look I've seen some weird movies in my time, but 'Greaser's Palace' could well be the weirdest American movie of the 1970s! I have no idea whether Downey was familiar with 'El Topo' or not, and Hollywood had already dabbled in hippie Westerns with 'Zachariah' the previous year. Maybe these movies were some kind of influence on him, I don't know, maybe it was synchronicity. Even trying to describe this film makes it hard to believe it ever got made, watching it is even more bizarre. See, it's kind of a stoner's parable about Christ. Allan Arbus (who subsequently had a recurring role on 'MASH' the TV series and played the baddie in Jack Hill's blaxploitation classic 'Coffy') is Jessie, a zoot suit wearing fellow who parachutes into a wacked out town in the Old West. The town is run by Seaweedhead Greaser (Albert Henderson). His daughter Cholero (Luana Anders) is a burlesque performer, his son Lamy Homo (Michael Sullivan), well I don't know what he is exactly but he keeps getting killed and comes back from the dead describing his visions of the afterlife ("I was swimming in a rainbow with millions of babies... ...and they was naked......and then all of the sudden I turned into a perfect smile!"). Jessy just wants to sing and dance and get to Jerusalem where "the Agent Morris" awaits him, but he becomes a messiah figure for many of the townsfolk, which irks Cholero no end. Then you've got a topless Indian girl (Toni Basil), a gay midget (Herve Villeechaize), and a guy walking around wearing a sheet who I assume is the Holy Ghost (Ronald Nealy). Making sense? Maybe if you smoke as much weed as seemingly went into making it! Arbus is terrific throughout and it's always cool to see Luana Anders. She was one of the most interesting actresses of the period, appearing in cult favourites 'The Pit And The Pendulum', 'Night Tide', 'Dementia 13', 'The Trip', 'Easy Rider', 'Evil Roy Slade' and 'The Last Detail', and working with key figures Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Hal Ashby, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. If you like weird movies then 'Greaser's Palace' is a must see!
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