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


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 <>

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Da Westen blev elektrisk  »

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Better than you might expect.
14 December 2002 | by (Charlotte North By God Carolina) – See all my reviews

Still dont remember why I bought this DVD, or why it sat for 3 years before watching it. Anyway, this movie is a real hoot. From Don Johnson's premiere as an 18 yr old Prom Queen lookalike with a sidearm to Country Joe's surreal insertion into an old west shoot-em-up saloon. The whole thing is just twisted as hell, and fun.

A recommended rental with a 6 pack. 7 tokes.

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