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Lust in the Dust (1985)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Abel Wood
... Rosie Velez
... Marguerita Ventura
... Hard Case Williams
... Bernardo
... Father Garcia
... Ninfa, Whore at Marguerita's
... Big Ed
... Red Dick Barker
... Blackman, Hard Case Gang
... Mexican, Hard Case Gang
... Clarence, Hard Case Gang
Ernie Shinagawa ... Chang, Hard Case Gang
Pit Ginsburg ... Toothless Drunk
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:

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Release Date:

1 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Louca Corrida do Ouro  »

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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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| (Ryder Sound Services)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the little Western town in New Mexico, USA was "Chili Verde". The name of the myth associated with the village was "The Legend of Chili Verde". See more »

Quotes

Marguerita Ventura: Lose your way, Honey?
Rosie Velez: Well, it's the cockroach's shift. *I* sleep from 3 to 10.
Marguerita Ventura: If you don't like this place, you can git.
Rosie Velez: Oh, yeah. Well I ain't going nowhere until I find that gold that everybody's been so careful *not* to mention.
Marguerita Ventura: You think you can just breeze into town and dig it up, huh? Buena suerte. Some of us have been looking for it for *years*.
Rosie Velez: [snidely] You can tell.
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These Lips Were Made For Kissin'
Written by 'Karen Hart'
Performed by 'Divine'
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Treasures lost and found...
17 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps Divine's greatest acting captured on film. This is not a film for all tastes. Perhaps it is a little over the top in some aspects and might leave some viewers wondering what they have just watched, in some scenes it evokes true emotion and humanity.

Life, love, and even death are depicted as they sometimes seem to be... senseless, unintentionally funny, and heartbreakingly sad.

Lainie Kazan plays like the proverbial "whore" with a heart of gold and also a heart of pure stone. Divine somehow comes off as a happy loser, but one you want to root for.

"Lust In The Dust" plays like farce, suspends belief, but ultimately laughs at itself knowingly.


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