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Zachariah (1971)

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

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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 Elvin Jones ... Job Cain
Doug Kershaw ... The Fiddler
William Challee ... Old Man
Robert Ball 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Zacarías See more »

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ABC Pictures See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

References Shoot the Piano Player (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Willow Garden
Written by Byard Ray, Obray Ramsey, and Arthur Gorson
Performed by White Lightnin'
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Off The Wall, For Sure.
11 June 2010 | by stringer26See all my reviews

I saw this movie in it's first run with a date. She was totally confused, I was excited to see anything with the music I knew, and two Firesign Theater members involved. I was most impressed with Doug Kershaw's music. The James Gang also had one song that rocks more than just about anything else they ever did. I recently found it on Itunes, but was never able to find the music Kershaw played in the film. I wish the soundtrack were available, I'd buy it in a minute. I did buy the LP right after I saw the film and still play it. The rock version of the William Tell Overture is also a riot. Once you hear it, you'll never listen to the classical version the same. The DVD was released a few years ago, and I have it. It's a strange film, but there's certainly nothing remotely like it. A classic.


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