Zachariah (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Zachariah (1971)




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This western is permeated with the culture of the early '70s; it features contributions by writers for the Firesign Theatre, a counter-culture comedy troupe of the period, as well as music from groups such as The James Gang, Doug Kershaw, White Lightening and others--a rock/folk/country fusion. With highly stylized sets, music and story, this movie is full of surprises. Don Johnson as Matthew and John Rubinstein as Zachariah are two friends who go on the run. Together and separately they explore life as outlaws, at first enjoying and later being repelled by the reckless violence involved in gunfighting, bank robbing, and the other kinds of mayhem which come from the outlaw life. Along the way, they meet up with guides and gangs of various kinds, from a troupe of traveling, bank-robbing musicians (Country Joe and the Fish), to the greatest gunfighter in the world. Their paths diverge until Matthew comes gunning for Zachariah in a dramatic final confrontation.


John Rubinstein
as Zachariah
Country Joe and the Fish
as the Cracker Band
Don Johnson
as Matthew
Pat Quinn
as Belle Starr
Doug Kershaw
as Fiddler
Robert Ball
as Stage Manager
White Lightnin'
as Old Man's Band
Lawrence Kubik
as Man In Bar
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Critic Reviews for Zachariah

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Zachariah proclaims itself the first electric Western but has little distinction otherwise.

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Part fantasy, part rock-musical and ultimately captivating.

March 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Exquisite design makes some amends for the lunacies.

March 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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