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Greaser's Palace (1972)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Henderson ... Seaweedhead Greaser
Michael Sullivan ... Lamy 'Homo' Greaser
... Cholera
George Morgan ... Coo Coo
Ronald Nealy ... Card Man / Ghost
Larry Moyer ... Captain Good
John Paul Hudson ... Smiley
Jackson S. Haynes ... Rope Man
Lawrence Wolf ... French Padre (as Larry Wolf)
Alex Hitchcock ... Nun
... Indian
... Indian Girl
Stan Gottlieb ... Spitunia
... Mr. Spitunia
... Gip
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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 <Jonah13@nycnet.com>

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He's got the boogie on his fingers & the hubba-hubba in his soul!

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Comedy | Western

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8 November 1973 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Le paradis du Mexician  »

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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Seaweedhead Greaser: I'm not bizarre enough.
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Connections

Featured in Remembering Greasers Palace (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Turquoise Skies
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Lyrics by Robert Downey Sr.
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I loved it!
24 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie after midnight on a movie-channel, in a dark room. I really wasn't expecting much but somehow this strange and surreal film has a mood to it that very few movies have. Don't try to make sense of it ( I don't know if there is any ) Just relax, and take it in, and you'll see what I mean.

Nothing in this movie is spelled out. It is a mystery. It's very funny, and it just leaves you with a feeling of having seen something very important and meaningful about life and death, but you're not sure what...

My favourite spot in the movie is when "our" man is asked to give something to the followers, upon which he starts to hum a continuous tone. The "disiples" soon catches on and sings the tone to. He then leaves them, and they dare not stop this gift they have been given. Throughout the rest of the movie you can always hear them in the background or nearby, off camera, as the movie goes on with other things!

And the closing scene with the setting sun, and the music/sound just had me mesmerized!

I saw it only once, in 1986, and even today I often think about it. I wish I could buy it, but I haven't seen it anywhere. I really want to see it one more time.

A MUST see !


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