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The Four of the Apocalypse... (1975)

I quattro dell'apocalisse (original title)
Unrated | | Western | 12 August 1975 (Italy)
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.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Ennio De Concini (adapted for the screen by), Bret Harte (stories) (as Francis Brett Harte, Brett Harte)
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Giorgio Trestini ... Saul
Donald O'Brien ... Sheriff of Salt Flat
Tomas Milian ... Chaco
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Storyline

Follows the adventures and travels of four petty criminals in 1873 Utah whom include gambler and swindler Stubby Preston, pregnant prostitute Bunny O'Neal, drunkard Clem, and a mental disturbed man, named Bud, who's obsessed with the dead. The quartet travel aimlessly through the Utah Badlands looking for food, water and people to swindle, while they are harassed by a villanous Mexican bandit, named Chaco, whom Stubby vows revenge after the bandito sexually assaults Bunny. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Four of the Apocalypse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Coralta Cinematografica See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technospes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Lucio Fulci clashed with screenwriter Ennio De Concini over the script. Disliking what Concini wrote, Fulci took it upon himself to rewrite the entire screenplay. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Frizzi & Fulci (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' On
Music by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, & Vince Tempera
Words by Rink Greenfield & Peter Cook
Sung by Greenfield & Cook and Benjamin Franklin Group
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Low voltage "shock western".....
25 April 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

I'd imagine Lucio Fulci was developing his taste for the bizarre with "Four of the Apocalypse". In 1975, skin peelings, cannibalism, and stylized rape in a "spaghetti western" probably was shocking. Unfortunately today, these seem rather tame, and are little more than curiosities. What we are left with is a very un-western-like western. The film plays like a cross between a western, a weak horror spectacle, and a 70s flower power message movie. The four strangers wander aimlessly, mostly on foot, wandering almost as much as the very weak script. While the acting, and main character development is acceptable, long scenes such as the endless child birth, tend to drag the movie down. One other thing, the music seems totally out of place for a western. "Four of the Apocalypse" is a very slow western with a few outdated shocks, that simply doesn't hold interest because of the meandering script. - MERK


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