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Lust in the Dust (1984)

A group of unscrupulous characters seek buried treasure in the old west.

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Paul Bartel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Ernie Shinagawa ... Chang, Hard Case Gang
Pit Ginsburg Pit Ginsburg ... Toothless Drunk
Al Cantu Al Cantu ... Gunslinger
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Storyline

Dancehall "girl" Rosie Velez, lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood. In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura, a word of a treasure in gold brings Abel into conflict with outlaw Hard Case Williams and his gang. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

He Rode The West... The Girls Rode The Rest! Together They Ravaged The Land!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Louca Corrida do Ouro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,146, 10 February 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$727,639
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The picture's closing credits declare: "This film was shot entirely on location in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico". See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The legend of Chile Verde tells of men and women who became slaves to their passions. They paid the price here under the blistering, burning, blazing, scorching, roasting, toasting, baking, boiling, broiling, steaming, searing, sizzling, grilling, smoldering, VERY HOT New Mexico sun. For there is a saying in these parts: those who lust in the dust shall die in the dust.
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Connections

Featured in More Lust, Less Dust (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Tarnished Tumbleweed
Written by 'Karen Hart'
Performed by 'Mike Stull'
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Fabulous and Divine
4 January 2008 | by DlgradsteinSee all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite Divine comedies. A true must for any western fan. And Tab Hunter is absolutely gorgeous! Loved the musical numbers, especially, my personal favorite, Lainie Kazan singing, "Let Me Take You South Of My Border." Definitely one of the best films Paul Bartel has directed. The actors obviously had a blast making this movie. I think its better than the team of Tab Hunter and Divine in Polyester. Shot on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lust In the Dust is a satirical reminder of what westerns are supposed to be. I must have seen this film a dozen times and it never loses its magic. Check out the DVD Anniversary edition which has a great documentary on the making of the movie.


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