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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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Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey)

Writer:

Robert Downey Sr. (as Robert Downey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Henderson Albert Henderson ... Seaweedhead Greaser
Michael Sullivan Michael Sullivan ... Lamy 'Homo' Greaser
Luana Anders ... Cholera
George Morgan George Morgan ... Coo Coo
Ronald Nealy Ronald Nealy ... Card Man / Ghost
Larry Moyer Larry Moyer ... Captain Good
John Paul Hudson John Paul Hudson ... Smiley
Jackson S. Haynes Jackson S. Haynes ... Rope Man
Lawrence Wolf Lawrence Wolf ... French Padre (as Larry Wolf)
Alex Hitchcock Alex Hitchcock ... Nun
Pablo Ferro ... Indian
Toni Basil ... Indian Girl
Stan Gottlieb Stan Gottlieb ... Spitunia
Hervé Villechaize ... Mr. Spitunia
Don Smolen ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le paradis du Mexician See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Greaser's Palace Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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 »

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Jessy: 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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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) 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 Kim AlsosSee 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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