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12 August 1975 (Italy) See more »
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Four petty criminals, three men and a woman, wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West Utah and are hounded by a sadistic bandit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fabio Testi ... Stubby Preston

Lynne Frederick ... Emanuelle 'Bunny' O'Neill

Michael J. Pollard ... Clem
Harry Baird ... Bud
Adolfo Lastretti ... Rev. Sullivan
Bruno Corazzari ... Lemmy
Giorgio Trestini ... Saul
Donald O'Brien ... Sheriff of Salt Flat

Tomas Milian ... Chaco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Borromel ... Montana - Altaville Townsman (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Narrator (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Salvatore Puntillo ... Recovering Man (uncredited)
Lorenzo Robledo ... Sheriff Being Tortured (uncredited)
Claudio Ruffini ... First Shot Gunman (uncredited)
Marc Smith ... Stubby (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Goffredo Unger ... Betting Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucio Fulci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio De Concini 
Bret Harte  story (as Francis Brett Harte)

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Franco Bixio 
Fabio Frizzi 
Vince Tempera 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio Salvati 
 
Film Editing by
Ornella Micheli 
 
Production Design by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Massimo Lentini 
 
Makeup Department
Feliziano Ciraci .... assistant makeup artist
Massimo De Rossi .... makeup supervisor
Maggi .... wig maker
Agnese Panarotto .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ennio Di Meo .... unit manager
Piero Donati .... production manager
Roberto Sbarigia .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Bondi .... assistant director
Joe Pollini .... assistant director (as Giuseppe Pollini)
 
Art Department
Luigi Quintili .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Marco Donati .... boom operator
Mario Ottavi .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Goffredo Unger .... stunt coordinator
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emilio Bestetti .... assistant camera
Maurizio Lucchini .... assistant camera
Leo Massa .... still photographer: action stills
Enrico Sasso .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Micheli .... assistant editor
Kathleen Stratton .... assistant editor (as Rossana Landi)
 
Music Department
Massimo De Luca .... musician: guitar
Ryan Di Lello .... musician: harmonica
Michele Seffer .... musician: bass
Vince Tempera .... musician: keyboard
 
Other crew
Verena Baldeo .... location manager
Roberto Giandalia .... script supervisor
Julio Parra .... location manager
Mario Erpichini .... voice dubbing: Donald O'Brien (uncredited)
Michele Kalamera .... voice dubbing: Fabio Testi (uncredited)
Gianni Musy .... voice dubbing: Harry Baird (uncredited)
Carlo Valli .... voice dubbing: Michael J. Pollard (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I quattro dell'apocalisse" - Italy (original title)
"The Four of the Apocalypse..." - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
Italy:104 min (uncut version) | USA:87 min | France:80 min
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Trivia:
Lynne Frederick shed real tears in her crying scene with Fabio Testi.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Stubby takes the doll from the dead little Swiss girl, she moves her left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Chaco:Chaco is the name my friend, and I would be very happy to join your group.
Stubby Preston:Nobody invited you.
Chaco:But I did. I'm a damn good hunter you know. Wherever you go you'll have a piece of meat every day.
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Bunny (Let's Stay Together)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Visceral and Symbolic, 5 November 2007
Author: Brandt Sponseller from New York City

Although by standard genre conventions, I Quattro dell'apocalisse (Four of the Apocalypse) is definitely a (spaghetti) western, in many ways it is just as terrifying as any of director Lucio Fulci's more famous horror flicks.

The story centers on four people who end up together by happenstance--they are all jailed in a small Utah town. After most of the town is massacred, the four are set free and try to make their way together to a city 200 miles distant. Although adapted from two Bret Harte stories, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", Fulci and screenwriter Ennio De Concini amped up the violence, added a character, Chaco (Tomas Milian) probably influenced by Charles Manson (and prescient of Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow portrayal in a way that must be more than happenstance), and embedded the Biblical "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" connection.

In the Bible, the four horsemen represent the destructive phenomena of pestilence, famine, war and death. Here, there's more of a "seven deadly sins" flavor, as the four main characters represent greed/gambling, prostitution, alcoholism and insanity. Adding Chaco to the mix flips traditional morality on its head, as the four protagonists must bond as they try to help each other survive.

The penultimate act is subtly mystical--it's almost as if the remaining protagonists have been temporarily transported to heaven, although the greatest tragedy occurs in this setting, too. Fulci slyly transforms the environment during this section, a change that actually begins to occur during the previous act, with a heavily symbolic downpour.

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