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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)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »




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.


Did You Know?


While Michael and Brian are driving through Nevada, a series of Nevada town markers are shown. One is Cache Creek, which is not located in Nevada, but rather is one of the actual locations in British Columbia, Canada where the movie was filmed. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 Mike Plume Band
Written by Mike Plume, Dave Klym, Derek Mazurek and Ernie Basiliadis
Courtesy of Plume Ink.
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Best buddy picture I've ever seen
3 February 1999 | by falconaSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching this film at the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, with Mike Rohl and Damon Vignale presenting it. Most of the cast was also in attendance including Colin, Ernst and Madison. I was drawn in by Colin's wonderful storytelling that kept this movie going. There wasn't a line, character or location that was out of place. Colin's character Michael and his friend Brian bounce off each other like real people, not the usual movie cardboard cutouts we see. I don't want to give too much away but keep an eye on Ernst's character Wayne Newton, he's a scene stealer in the best way. Can't wait to see him in Dudley Do-Right

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23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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