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Lust in the Dust (1985)

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 »

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Run Productions Inc. See more »
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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 role of Marguerita Ventura was intended for Chita Rivera which in the end was cast with Lainie Kazan. 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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Soundtracks

Tarnished Tumbleweed
Written by 'Karen Hart'
Performed by 'Mike Stull'
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Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevine!
24 November 2002 | by lottatitlesSee all my reviews

The is the best 'bad' movie ever. Great cast (who never play for the laughs). Divine and Lainie Kazan are so great together as rivals for Tab Hunter. Geoffrey Lewis is hysterical in all his scenes...especially the bedroom. Ceasar Romero, Woody Stode, Neddra Voltz (as the west's oldest hooker), Henry Silva, Courtney Gains...everyone is perfect. Want to have a great party? Have a Lust in the Dust night with some chili verde, cornbread and 'red-eye' for the buffet then watch Lust in the Dust. Don't invite any squares.


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