- 1 hr 33 min
Zachariah is a Western film from 1971, directed by George Englund and starring John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn and Don Johnson. The movie tells the story of Zachariah, a young man who dreams of becoming a gunfighter. The film begins with Zachariah, played by John Rubinstein, working in a general store and dreaming of the Wild West. One day, he decides to leave his dull life behind and sets out on a journey to become a gunslinger. He meets his best friend, Matthew (Don Johnson), who shares the same dream as he does.
Together, they set out on an adventure that takes them through various towns and encounters with different people. Along the way, they become friends with a group of musicians who travel from town to town, playing their music and spreading joy. The musicians include a female guitarist named Belle Starr (Patricia Quinn) who captures the heart of both Zachariah and Matthew.
As the two friends get closer to their ultimate destination, they encounter some of the most notorious gunslingers in the West. They get to test their skills in a series of duels, where they prove themselves as worthy opponents. However, Zachariah starts to realize that there is more to life than just being a gunslinger. He begins to question why he really wants to become one.
Throughout the movie, we follow Zachariah and his friends as they try to find their place in the world. They come across people of different backgrounds, ranging from the wealthy to the poor, and get to experience life from various perspectives.
The film features an interesting blend of music and comedy, with songs and performances from a variety of popular musicians of the time, including Country Joe and the Fish, the James Gang, and Doug Kershaw. The soundtrack is a mix of rock, country, and blues, adding to the overall Wild West feel of the movie.
Zachariah is a unique take on the classic Western genre, combining it with music and comedy. It's a film that explores the personal journey of a young man who dares to dream big and experience life to the fullest. With great performances, an amazing soundtrack, and stunning visuals, Zachariah is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good Western film.