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Zacharia Farted (1998)

Michael Bates and Brian Moore are friends despite being different in personality. Michael is straightforward and is harboring anger issues which he doesn't even realize. Brian is a ... See full summary »


Mike Rohl (as Michael Rohl)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Cunningham ... Michael Bates
Benjamin Ratner ... Brian Moore
Madison Graie Madison Graie ... Cory Greyfeld
Betty Linde ... Jean Wishart
C. Ernst Harth ... Wayne Newton
Willie John Hanna Willie John Hanna ... Martin Yellowcrow
Robert Thurston ... Born Again Attendant
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Mr. Hernandez (as Michael Simms)
Ron Sauvé ... Man On Phone (as Ron Souve)
Paul Jarrett ... Trashman (as Paul Jarret)
Rainy Dan Lorell Rainy Dan Lorell ... Fiona
Susan Brooks Susan Brooks ... Trashwoman
Angela Fama Angela Fama ... Crystal Waitress
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ... Shopkeeper
Kelsa Kinsly ... Woman In Car


Michael Bates and Brian Moore are friends despite being different in personality. Michael is straightforward and is harboring anger issues which he doesn't even realize. Brian is a spiritualist, always on the look out for the good in people. Both are having a difficult time in their respective lives. Michael seems to be more committed to his live-in girlfriend than she is to him. And Brian is fired from his job as a mechanic because he over-analyzes the customers rather than do his work. To get away and have some fun, the two decide to take a weekend fishing trip to the lake. Once there, they find what looks to be a unnamed grave marker in the middle of the forest. With only a key close to the grave with the stamp "PUM ZACH" as a possible clue, Brian talks a reluctant Michael into finding out who owned the key and is therefore the probable person buried. Based on information from a local, Brian and Michael decide to drive from their home in San Francisco to the Nevada desert to ... Written by Huggo

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In search of a name, a ghost, and adventure (locksmith). They found themselves.







Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zacharia See more »

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When Michael is by the telephone booth, it is supposed take place in San Francisco. However, a public transit bus in the background is one painted in the colors of those in Vancouver, where this sequence was actually filmed. See more »

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Closing quote: "I wish I had a life as great as mine." M. Yellowcrow See more »


References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Words by Mitchell Parish
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Courtesy of EMI Robbins Catalogue Inc.
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Escape on an adventure!
30 June 1999 | by bngeemst-2See all my reviews

I got a chance to view this movie at the Los Angeles Film Festival. At the first The odd name was what had caught my eye, but soon after the movie started, The great cast of characters had me totally caught up in this odd adventure. It was great to be caught up in the story line and I soon forgot that I was in a movie theater. Much too quickly ,almost 2 hours had past and I walked out of the theater feeling great. Michael Rohl was great at putting on film what I believe Colin Cunningham wanted to say when he wrote "Zacharia". It would be a shame for more people not to be able to see this wonderful film , and get a chance to "Escape" into a heartwarming adventure.

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