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12 August 1975 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
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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A dark tale with a shot of redemption See more (39 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)
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
 
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:
Tomas Milian patterned his portrayal of Chaco on Charles Manson.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The opening narration states that the story is set in 1873. However, when Bud is wandering through the cemetery, reading tombstones aloud, he says, "Mary Donahue, died in childbirth, February 1884."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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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A dark tale with a shot of redemption, 4 January 2012
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

Like Keoma, this is basically an Italian movie director's ego draped across a threadbare story. Also like Keoma, this brings the particular director's idiom to the fore, with great results. What you have here is your basic Fulci principals based in a Western setting (albeit the usual Italian-skewed version of a Western).

After an opening (and gory) massacre, four folks (a gambler, a hooker, a loony, and a chronic alcoholic) set off for pastures new, bonding as they travel through the endless Western landscape. Things are thrown off-kilter as the have Tomas Milian's Chacco forced upon them, a sinister bandit with designs on young Bonny, the pregnant hooker...

I'll say no more. This is a dark, literally trippy film, like a road movie with no roads. It also cries out Fulci with every shot, what with drug taking, torture, cannibalism and that hazy cinematography that lends a dream like atmosphere to the proceedings. Testi and Milian are top notch actors in any film and here they play things to the full.

Also worth noting, despite all the grimness, is the poignant scene set in a town from a broken men, hiding from the world. They are given a shot of redemption and hope in a scene that actually has some emotional resonance and sheds a little light on an otherwise heavy movie.

Worth tracking down. If you're a Fulci fan, don't dismiss it, this is one of his greatest films.

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