MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,601 this week

Zachariah (1971)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 414 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 21 critic

Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 103 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 768 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 05 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Zachariah" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Zachariah (1971)

Zachariah (1971) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Zachariah.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Melanie (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman battles to regain custody of her son.

Director: Rex Bromfield
Stars: Glynnis O'Connor, Paul Sorvino, Burton Cummings
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In a small Southern town, the local sheriff tries to keep everything peaceful and under control.

Director: Theodore J. Flicker
Stars: Ben Johnson, Dub Taylor, Ann Wedgeworth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A naive Texas beauty queen, seeking Hollywood stardom, quickly learns the realities of the business after attending an unethical modeling school.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Kim Basinger, Vivian Blaine, Fabian
First, You Cry (TV Movie 1978)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of television news correspondent Betty Rollin and her battle with breast cancer, and how her subsequent mastectomy changed her marriage, her philosophy and her entire life.

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Anthony Perkins, Jennifer Warren
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie 1979)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A compilation of four episodes from Tales of the Unexpected TV series. People Don't Do Such Things follows a man who loses his wife to a friend, Bird of Prey follows a couple whose parrot ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Annett, Ray Danton, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Harry Andrews, Charles Dance, Nick Diprose
Cease Fire (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter
Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons
Siddhartha (1972)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a young Indian who embarks upon a journey to find the meaning of existence. Based on the novel by Hermann Hesse.

Director: Conrad Rooks
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Romesh Sharma
The Rebels (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Philip Kent(Andrew Stevens) takes part in the american revolution and the newly formed congress.

Director: Russ Mayberry
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Don Johnson, Doug McClure
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A more based in reality unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history.

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Michael J. Pollard, Richard Evans, Lee Purcell
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society ... See full summary »

Director: L.Q. Jones
Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
Law of the Land (TV Movie 1976)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A frontier sheriff and his young deputies search for a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Jim Davis, Don Johnson, Cal Bellini
The Two-Five (TV Movie 1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two rookie cops accidentally walk in on a gambling operation and arrest everyone there. And don't realize that several important people were there, one of whom is the mayor's mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Kessler
Stars: Don Johnson, Joe Bennett, Michael Durrell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Zachariah
Patricia Quinn ...
Belle Starr (as Pat Quinn)
...
Matthew
Country Joe and the Fish ...
The Crackers
Elvin Jones ...
Job Cain
Doug Kershaw ...
The Fiddler
William Challee ...
Old Man
Robert Ball ...
Stage Manager
...
The Dude
James Gang ...
Job Cain's Band (as The James Gang)
White Lightnin' ...
Old Man's Band
The New York Rock Ensemble ...
Belle Starr's Band
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The First Electric Rock Western See more »


Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 1971 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Da Westen blev elektrisk  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Shoot the Pianist (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of Job Cain
Written by Doug Kershaw
Performed by Doug Kershaw
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not all trips are good trips, BUT...
25 September 2002 | by (DC) – See all my reviews



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.


10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who remembers this movie? lester-42
Remake scoot1192
30 years later. cheapfrill
Saw this in 1979, was supposed to be a double feature... papo54911
Discuss Zachariah (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?