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12 August 1975 (Italy) See more »
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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  (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
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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Also Known As:
"I quattro dell'apocalisse" - Italy (original title)
"The Four of the Apocalypse..." - USA (DVD title)
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Italy:104 min (uncut version) | USA:87 min | France:80 min
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Ursula Andress visited the set on the first day of shooting. Moreover, it was freezing cold on the first day of shooting in Austria.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Stubby takes the doll from the dead little Swiss girl, she moves her left hand.See more »
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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Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »
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Rare and violent Italian Western about an enjoyable group who is harassed by a brutal Mexican bandit, 21 December 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Quattro dell'apocalisse (original title) is a bloody Spaghetti Western with usual Mexican desperado Tomas Milian who steals the show as a merciless bandit and filmed , of course , in Almeria . An Italian production full of action , exaggerated characters, shootouts and lots of violence . For money, for pleasure, for revenge, he doesn't care why he kills or how ¡ ... A group of misfit characters are taken prisoners by the Utah Sheriff (Donald O'Brien) but later they are freed . Four petty criminals, three men , a card player named Stubby Preston (Fabio Testi) , a drunk (Michael J. Pollard) , a crazy African-American (Harry Baird) obsessed with the dead and a pregnant prostitute (Lynne Frederick) , wander through the trackless terrain of the Wild West and are hounded by a hearless outlaw who rapes , slashes, ravages and murders each person involved in his attacks . The quartet looking for food, water is submitted a tempestuous trap by evil Mexican bandit and receive violent knocks, punches, kicks and wounds . The group sees the atrocity over a Mormon family and Stubby Preston executes a single-handedly revenge . He is relentless in his vendetta , deadly in his violence. The conflict is a simple one between avenger , swindler Stubby and oppressors, nasty bandits commanded by cruel outlaw named Chaco .

It's an exciting and tragic western with breathtaking showdown between the protagonist Fabio Testi against the sadistic Tomas Milian and his hoodlums . In the film premiere attained bit success , nowadays is best valued and I think it turns out to be a good Spaghetti Western. The Cuban Tomas Milian as a cruelly baddie role is terrific , he is fine, he cries, ravages the screen , shoots, hit and run and kills . The film packs violence, gore, gun-play , high body-count and it's fast moving and quite entertaining . There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shootouts or stunts every few minutes . Appears S. W. usual support cast as Bruno Corazzari , Charles Borromel , Donald O'Brien , Lorenzo Robledo , all of them turn up in multiple Italian/Spanish Western productions . There are many fine technicians and nice assistants as Goffredo Unger, also secondary , habitual master of arms in numerous Spaghetti Western. Good production design creating an excellent scenario with luminous outdoors, dirty and rocky landscapes under a glimmer sun and a fine set on Austria , Desierto de Tabernas, Almería, Andalucía, Spain and Elios Studios, Rome, Lazio, Italy (studio) . The soundtrack is full of sensible songs and sad ballads , furthermore haunting musical leitmotif . Striking cinematography in Eastmancolor by Sergio Salvati , Fulci's ordinary .

The motion picture is realized by one of the most controversial filmmakers of terror movies , Lucio Fulci in his usual style with some flaws a but is professionally made because he is a skilled craftsman . He creates a strange Western that manages to be both scary , tragic and skilfully made . Reviewers are divided over booth the morals and talents of Fulci (1927-1996) who sometimes directed under the alias ¨Louis Fuller¨. For some critics many of his movies are gore-feasts that tried to be disguised itself under many other titles , were cruel and shockingly violent, yet their gory surface often conceals religious, social commentaries or intelligent issues. Whether he should be viewed as a cheap sensationalist or just a genius Fulci has a loyal fan base and undeniably has an important and unique influence on the terror genre , creating great works on a low budget and deserving its cult status such as proved in ¨ The black cat ¨, ¨Manhattan baby¨, ¨Gates of Hell¨, ¨Island of the living dead¨, ¨New York ripper¨ , among them. ¨Four of Apocalypse¨ is one of his more imaginative Western , Fulci also directed another Spaghetti as ¨white Fang¨, ¨Challenge of White Fang¨, and ¨Massacre time¨. It's just one passable Western and acceptable budget movie that still packs a punch for those who like to be entertained out their wits . This peculiar Western will appeal to Lucio Fulci aficionados .

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