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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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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Marguerita Ventura was intended for Chita Rivera which in the end was cast with Lainie Kazan. 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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South Of My Border
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"Lust" is a bust!
10 July 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

With all that talent in front of and behind the camera, it's shocking how dismal the end result is. Most of the blame goes to the rotten script, which is not only unfunny, but has almost no plot; the characters keep screaming and running around to try to hide the fact nothing is really going on, but it doesn't work. Though the fact that the direction delivers everything (not just the "comedy") in such a heavy-handed way shares some of the guilt as well. The only thing somewhat humorous is the song that's played in the opening and closing credits. If you want to see a FUNNY western spoof, see "Rustlers' Rhapsody" or "Evil Roy Slade".


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