Robert Downey, Sr., USA, 1973, Shout! Factory, Cult

“This isn't Texas, and it isn't ‘The Twilight Zone’. You've just crossed over into the territory known as the Theater of the Absurd.” -- DVDTalk

GREASER’S PALACE finds legendary underground filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr. (PUTNEY SWOPE) at his most trippy, pastoral, and introspective -- all qualities that blend with his anarchic style to produce a most lionhearted work.   

Armed with his trademark platoon of offbeat character actors and willing amateurs mixed together in a lunatic stew, Downey weaves a New Testament allegory across the stitches of an absurdist Western parody. Expect no Mel Brooks-style romp; here, we glide along on GREASER’s unique cadence complete with graceful extended takes, fuzzy arcs and the fearless subversion of audience norms.

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  • 91 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP
  • 35mm


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