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Lust in the Dust (1984)

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

Director:

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 »

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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

Father Garcia: How long has it been since your last confession, my son?
Abel Wood: 'Bout twenty years.
Father Garcia: [pricks himself with needle while sewing] Aye!
Abel Wood: I just have to get a few things off my chest... Lets see, first there was, uh, this girl in El Paso... her mother... and her grand-mother.
[continuing confession in a later scene]
Father Garcia: Many men like horses, my son.
Abel Wood: But Doc Holliday *really* liked horses, Father. Well, what do you think he was doing in the O.K. Corral early in the morning?
[continuing confession in a later scene]
Abel Wood: And ...
[...]
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Connections

References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Tarnished Tumbleweed
Music & Lyrics by Karen Hart
Arranged & Conducted by Peter Matz
Performed by Mike Stull
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Hilarious
13 March 2009 | by max-850See all my reviews

For the guy who wrote the prior review talking about this as a John Waters movie, please tell him it's a Paul Bartel movie. Then have him go out and rent "Eating Raoul." I loved this movie. I laughed so hard. Between Lainie Kazan and Divine, I was in comedy heaven. My favorite line is when Divine says she's not going to leave until Lainie hears her sing. Lainie Kazan has to be one or our most underrated comediennes. Sad we lost Divine. Tab Hunter was lucky to be in this. I think it actually did him some good although it may have been lost on him. The hardest working burro in show business was forced to carry Divine across the Mexican desert and never complained. Loved this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lust in the Dust See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$727,639

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$727,639
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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