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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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Good western from Fulci See more (38 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)

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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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:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cannibal Holocaust (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
Stubby (You're Down and Out)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good western from Fulci, 31 October 2008
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

Four unfortunate souls seek a better existence after narrowly escaping a town wipe out, each of them flawed in their own way. After a deadly encounter with a devil in human form they pursue their goal more scarred than before. The journey proves fateful and maturing for the only one left.

I'm trying to be philosophical, although this is maybe not the best way to describe Lucio Fulci's "Four of the Apocalypse". Testi plays a card shark who gets saddled with a loony tune, a miserable drunk and a prostitute after being thrown out of a town that's just suffered some "righteous" massacre. On their way to another town they encounter Chaco, a vicious madman who leaves them for dead after looting them. What happens next is something I did not expect from Lucio Fulci.

Although the dubbing here is pretty bad, the acting uneven at best (though I did think Testi did perform admirably) and the music score horrendous the film possesses a strange kind of charm with it's humane unexpected twists. I don't want to blow the ending but the film's philosophical tone really hits home. Ultimately this film is about Testi's maturing along the way, a lawless land that still possesses a good dose of humanity when it's required and a solid revenge/redemption theme as well. Again, not what I expected from Fulci, but then he continually surprises with each film I decide to check out.

There are at least two somewhat horrific sequences that Fulci manages to squeeze in here but in the end that's not what stays with you after this film. I'm not a western freak at all but I really liked this film and those who are partial to Fulci will surely enjoy it as well.

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