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Zachariah (1971)

GP  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  25 June 1971 (West Germany)
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Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

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Zachariah
Patricia Quinn ...
Belle Starr (as Pat Quinn)
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Matthew
Country Joe and the Fish ...
The Crackers
Elvin Jones ...
Job Cain
Doug Kershaw ...
The Fiddler
William Challee ...
Old Man
Robert Ball ...
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The Dude
James Gang ...
Job Cain's Band (as The James Gang)
White Lightnin' ...
Old Man's Band
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Belle Starr's Band
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Gunfights and electric guitars in the Old West? You bet! Zachariah gets a mail order gun, practices a little, and kills a man in the local saloon. He and his friend Matthew set out to become gunfighters, joining with the Crackers, a rock band who are also (pitifully inept) stage robbers. Having quickly outgrown that gang, Zachariah and Matthew set out to become bigtime gunslingers. Before long, they part company and a rivalry grows between them. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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Da Westen blev elektrisk  »

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Firesign Theatre has distanced themselves from the film, having spoken of a script they wrote for a comic western "that was never made." But this is a quirky little coming-of-age tale some years BEFORE "Blazing Saddles" that has a lot of fun trying to cram rock and roll, dope and westerns into the same screen. Uneven, certainly, but with a number of rewards. Sort of like a Firesign Theatre album.


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