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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Country Joe and the Fish ...
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Elvin Jones ...
Job Cain
Doug Kershaw ...
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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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Down in the Willow Garden
Written by Byard Ray, Obray Ramsey, and Arthur Gorson
Performed by White Lightnin'
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Was it my imagination, or did anyone else notice this?
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out, and I must say that it never tried to appeal to everybody's taste, perhaps not even mine.

However, one thing that has stuck with me for more than a third of a century is that someone in the group of about a dozen people that I was with suggested that this was in large part a remake of Siddhartha, just transposed into an off-beat western. Ultimately, the whole group concurred in this assessment, including myself (I had just finished reading the work by Hess -- the year being 1971). I got the feeling it was an effort to concoct a cult classic that just didn't hit the mark. Still, the cast is very representative of a group that would make such an effort, while not taking itself too seriously. Not great art, but a great page from the scrapbook of a counterculture.


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