Greaser's Palace

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Released 1972

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Greaser's Palace

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1972
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Greaser's Palace is the quirky 1972 parable loosely based on the story of Jesus and written and directed by Robert Downey, Sr. Jessy (Allan Arbus) is a Christ-figure who actually has the power to heal and resurrect the dead. On his way to become a singer, dancer, and actor in Jerusalem, he is waylaid in a town that feels a bit like the American Old West. The town boss Seaweedhead Greaser (Albert Henderson) immediately dislikes him and makes plans to have him killed. However, his son Lamy Greaser (Michael Sullivan) passes away, and Jessy redeems himself by bringing Lamy back from the dead. Jessy then attracts a significant following. People come to him with some bizarre requests, and Jessy develops a conflictual relationship with the town's exotic dancer, Cholera (Luana Anders). The quirky comedy gives a unique look into the Downey family humor, and there is even an uncredited cameo by Robert Downey, Jr.
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