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Greaser's Palace Details


In Greaser's Palace, Alan Arbus plays a zoot-suited character named Jesse, who is not only a Christlike figure, he is Christ. En route to Jerusalem, where he hopes to find work as a "singer-dancer-actor," Jesse finds himself in a dusty western town. At first, he is targeted for extermination by town boss Seaweedhead Greaser (Albert Henderson) but all this changes when he brings Greaser's son Lamy (Michael Sullivan) back from the dead. Jesse's healing powers lead to all sorts of wacked-out complications and, inevitably, a bizarre confrontation with the town looney, exotic dancer Cholera (Luana Anders). A very young Robert Downey Jr. (the son of the director) appears as a Quasimodo-like child. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


James Antonio
as Vernon
Larry Moyer
as Captain Good
Lawrence Wolf
as French Padre
Pablo Ferro
as Indian
Ron Nealy
as Card Man
Stanley Gottlieb
as Spitunia
Toni Basil
as Indian Girl
Woodrow Chambliss
as Father
Herve Villechaize
as Mr. Spitunia
Luana Anders
as Cholera Greaser
Robert Downey, Jr.
Joe Madden
as Man With Painting
Albert Henderson
as Seaweedhead Greaser
Alex Hitchcock
as Nun
Don Calfa
as Morris
Don Smolen
as Gip
Elsie Downey
as The Woman
Allan Arbus
as Jesse


Robert Downey, Sr.
Cyma Rubin
Robert Downey, Sr.
Peter Powell
Jack Nitzsche
Composer (Music Score)
Bud Smith
Robert J. Koster
First Assistant Director