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An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Who Stars in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Warren Oates
Bennie

Warren Oates

Isela Vega
Elita

Isela Vega

Robert Webber
Sappensly

Robert Webber

Gig Young
Quill

Gig Young

Helmut Dantine
Max

Helmut Dantine

Emilio Fernández
El Jefe

Emilio Fernández


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Review for Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Author: John Chard

One man and his quest for meaning turns into a Peckinpah classic. El Jefe is outraged to find that his daughter has fallen pregnant to a man who has upped and gone, after learning the identity of the rascal (Alfredo Garcia), he offers one million dollars to anyone who can bring him the head of the Lothario running man. On the trail are hit men Quill & Sappensly, Bennie & his prostitute girlfriend Elita, and some other Mexican bandit types, all of them are on a collision course that will bring far more than they all bargained for. This was the one film where director Sam Peckinpah felt he had the most control, the one where we apparently get his own cut and not some chopped up piece of work from interfering executives. Viewing it now some 34 years after its release, it stands up well as a testament to the work of a great director. On the surface it looks trashy, we have homosexual hit men, grave robbing, potential rape, murders abound, prostitution, lower than the low characters, in short the film is awash with Peckinpah traits. Yet it would be a disservice to even think this film isn't rich in thematic texture, for the journey that Bennie, our main protagonist takes is one of meaning, he is a loser, but we find him on this quest to find not only fortune, but respect and love. It's a bloody trail for sure, but it has much depth and no little Peckinpah humour to push the film to it's bloody yet triumphant finale. Warren Oates is rewarded by Peckinpah for years of sterling work for him by getting the lead role of Bennie, and he grasps it with both hands to turn in a wonderful performance that splits sadness and vibrancy with deft of ease. Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia has a harsh quality about it, be it the violence, or be it the sadness of the characters, but what isn't in doubt to me is that it's harshness is cloaked in Peckinpah splendour. 9/10


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Production

Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A.

Optimus Films


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1974-08-14

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 52 mins

Budget
$ 1,500,000.00 (Estimated)

Genres
Action Crime Drama

Keywords
mexico prostitute bounty bounty hunter bartender revenge murder gunfight brutality death suitcase full of money


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