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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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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' ...
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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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25 June 1971 (West Germany)  »

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References Shoot the Pianist (1960) See more »

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Country Fever
Written by Joe Walsh, Jim Fox, and Dale Peters
Performed by James Gang
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In Defense of the Firesign Theatre
8 June 2006 | by (Baltimore, MD) – See all my reviews

I've never seen this movie, but I had to jump in to the defense of the Firesign Theatre, and the popular misconception that they wrote this movie. In reading interviews with various members of the comedy team, the Firesign Theatre wrote *the first draft* of this movie which was meant to be a comedic adaptation of Sidhartha, set in the old west. Then what seems to have happened was that the studio executives assigned another writer to do a re-write (and probably tinkered a bit with the script themselves) and the final product bore only a passing similarity to the original script.

I do not think that the Firesign Theatre are in any way proud of this movie and don't mention it on their web-site.


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