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Zachariah (1971)

Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Director:

George Englund
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Rubinstein ... Zachariah
Patricia Quinn ... Belle Starr (as Pat Quinn)
Don Johnson ... Matthew
Country Joe and the Fish ... The Crackers
Elvin Jones ... Job Cain
Doug Kershaw ... The Fiddler
William Challee ... Old Man
Robert Ball ... Stage Manager
Dick Van Patten ... The Dude
James Gang James Gang ... Job Cain's Band (as The James Gang)
White Lightnin' White Lightnin' ... Old Man's Band
The New York Rock Ensemble The New York Rock Ensemble ... Belle Starr's Band
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Storyline

Gunfights and electric guitars in the Old West? You bet! Zachariah gets a mail order gun, practices a little, and kills a man in the local saloon. He and his friend Matthew set out to become gunfighters, joining with the Crackers, a rock band who are also (pitifully inept) stage robbers. Having quickly outgrown that gang, Zachariah and Matthew set out to become bigtime gunslingers. Before long, they part company and a rivalry grows between them. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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A Head of His Time See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The gunfight where Elvin Jones plays his amazing drum solo was so poorly recorded that the legendary New Orleans session drummer Earl Palmer was called in to overdub the solo. Amazing that as intricate a solo as that was he was able to replicate it note for note. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Journey of Zachariah (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Need
Music and Lyrics by Barry Melton
Performed by Country Joe and the Fish
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Not all trips are good trips, BUT...
25 September 2002 | by RodMorganSee all my reviews

Firesign Theatre has distanced themselves from the film, having spoken of a script they wrote for a comic western "that was never made." But this is a quirky little coming-of-age tale some years BEFORE "Blazing Saddles" that has a lot of fun trying to cram rock and roll, dope and westerns into the same screen. Uneven, certainly, but with a number of rewards. Sort of like a Firesign Theatre album.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Zachariah See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$62,300
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Production Co:

ABC Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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