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Zachariah (1971)

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

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Cast

Cast overview:
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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 ...
Stage Manager
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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
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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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The First Electric Rock Western See more »


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25 June 1971 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Da Westen blev elektrisk  »

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Country Fever
Written by Joe Walsh, Jim Fox, and Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang
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28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out and occasionally think about it. It was called the 'first electric western', if I remember right. It was fun and funny and I'd like to see it again. I remember little after over thirty years, but I believe it was low budget with mostly outdoor scenes, desert at that. The 'outlaw' gang, 'The Crackers', had their own theme song, which they sang. I think Zacharia and his friend were marijuana farmers in the desert. I believe it was even called a 'cult' film, or something similar. It's hard to remember, after so many years, but I recommend this movie and I'm looking forward to seeing it again myself.


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