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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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It's not without its problems but on balance it's a very good film. See more (37 total) »

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)
Goffredo Unger ... Betting Man (uncredited)
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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
 
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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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Goofs:
Continuity: While wandering through the cemetery, Bud reads a tombstone aloud: "Mary Donahue, died in childbirth, February 1884." However, the tombstone he is looking at clearly reads "Mrs. J. Camarray".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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Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »

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It's not without its problems but on balance it's a very good film., 26 January 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I appreciate the DVD for this film very much. It seems that the original American version was not the same as the Italian release. So, in this restoration, the missing bits have been added. But, since it was so many years later that it was reassembled, the new portions have captions--not dubbed like the rest of the film. Some may dislike this, but I like that you can note what was and wasn't in the original release.

The film begins with four small-time misfits sharing a jail cell--a gambler (Fabio Testi), a pregnant prostitute (Lynne Frederick), a drunk (Michael J. Pollard) and a crazy man (Harry Baird). They are eventually thrown out of town and find themselves in the inhospitable countryside. Considering how hot and dry it is, it seems that their troubles MAY be over when they meet up with a hippie-esque guy named Chaco (Tomas Milian). Chaco is amazing with the gun and soon they have plenty to eat and they have every reason to be happy. But the gambler seems to reserve his judgment here--and soon you learn it's for good reason. Chaco is a maniac--and he soon begins terrorizing them and quickly kills a posse looking for him. Now, all trussed up, the three friends can only sit back when Chaco rapes the lady. He then leaves them to die--without horses and in the middle of nowhere. What's next? Well, watch the film--as there's a lot more to follow in this odd little Italian western.

Although I enjoyed this film, it had a very sloppy quality about the film. Continuity was often a problem. In one case, it's warm and they're in a desert when a woman goes into labor--suddenly they're in a snow-filled town! Also, the women appears through most of the film to be, at most, 4-5 months pregnant--then gives birth to a healthy baby. It's also NOT a film for kid--with lots of blood, rape, unintentional cannibalism and more! The thing that bothered me most, however, was the awful hippie-style music with the dreadful singing--very sappy and very 1970s.

But there also was quite a bit to like. The film, at times, had some real heart. I liked the portion set in the mining town--the miners were great characters and offered a nice contrast to all the violence early in the film. Also, the character development of several in the film (such as the gambler and the drunk) was nice--very nice. An oddly moving film that, with a bit of editing and cleanup, could have been a classic.

By the way, I did think it was odd that the western began in a lawless town in Utah. I am sure there were some, but considering Utah was mostly filled with Mormons at that time, this did seem a bit unlikely. Also, the prostitute (Lynne Frederick) was once married to Peter Sellers as well as David Frost. This beautiful lady died very, very young--apparently from the effects of drugs and alcohol.

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