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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
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
Color (Technospes)
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Lynne Frederick shed real tears in her crying scene with Fabio Testi.See more »
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 »
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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Oh, that was bitter., 16 May 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Four lowly criminals that meet in jail; card shark Stubby, pregnant prostitute Bunny, a drunk Clem and the loony Bud manage to escape a vigilante slaughter of the town they were in and end up on a rugged journey in the open frontier. They soon encounter the Chaco, but after helping them out. He soon turns on them, with his sadistic habits coming through and they find themselves at the other end of it. After raping Bunny, Stubby's increasing feelings for her, makes him vow vengeance on Chaco.

Apocalyptic to-right! This cruel, sparse and bleakly nightmarish spaghetti western from Italian maestro Lucio Fulci is one uncompromising trek, where four unique individuals end up guiding us. The episodic screenplay pulls you along for one emotionally domineering and pain-filled excursion into the souls of four (very ordinary) characters longing to make something important from their lives, especially after what they've been through… together. This destiny-bound aspect and redemption angle takes over the odd story, where these rag-tag characters are flung around in manipulative sense and realistically drawn up with rich, quirky and sullen details. It tries to be a passionate and diverse character story, and this makes it one interesting and downright original crack at the flooded sub-genre. I see mentioned a bit, Why's apocalypse in the title? I see this as a reference towards the characters' and their final outcomes. Hope just seems to fade off their faces, after one degrading, macabre and tragic situation after another in a reprehensibly desolate land that can easily break you and take away the things you hold close. Everything that was significant is stripped away, which leaves only one thing on mind for one character… revenge. Tomas Milan's scummy character is the main tool of that torturous downfall.

Fulci is one never to shy away from something in your face, and this one has no boundaries to its depressing nature, relentless violence and unsparingly gritty landscape. His patiently accomplished and pastel direction can feel plodded, but he gracefully lenses it with gusto and the up-close and personal framing illustrates many moody sequences. He knows how to depict haunting images, rough landscape and brutal carnage to fit right in with the film's material and destination. Despite a pretty bumpy rhythm, Fulci keeps it tight and ominous for most part. The opening scenes set the appropriate tone of what's to come and even a slight sense of surrealism. It's technically, a good job. The open and breezy ballad folk soundtrack is a complete delight and gels into the presentation nicely. Performances from the main four are sensitively brought across with a compelling rapport. Fabio Testi's strong performance all round carriers the film. Lynne Frederick is beautifully touching. Michael J. Pollard's screwy town drunk amuses and Harry Baird is fine as the loony black slave. Competing with Testi's performance has got to be the memorably brooding performance of Tomas Milan. He chews up the scenery in what few sequences he does get, as the pitilessly striking bandit Chaco.

The sub-genre was coming to an end, and while Fulci's effort was very late to the fodder. He manages to craft Gothic-laced spaghetti western that has heart within its narrative and guts found in the visuals.

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