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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

1 rating: 5.0
A 1974 film directed by Sam Peckinpah

English pop band Big Audio Dynamite used sound bites and audio clips from this movie on their 1986 album No. 10 Upping Street      Sam Peckinpah's only film that wasn't tampered with either during or after production.     

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: August 14, 1974
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Sam Peckinpah takes us on a ride filled with loathsomeness, sleaze and self destruction

  • Jul 15, 2009
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Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia  has to be Sam Peckinpah's most realized project. Not only is it his opus but it's the only one of his films not to have been tampered or tinkered with during post-production. Peckinpah follows the exploits of a loser name Benny who works in a sleazy Mexican dive bar catering to foreign visitors for tips whilst working at a piano. He seems content with his meager existence until one day when two hit men offer him a job that seems too good to pass up. Benny figures out it'll take a few days to get the job done and pick up some quick cash. He brings along his girlfriend as they tool around the Mexican countryside in an old convertible looking for the near mythical Lothario Alfredo Garcia with some simple instructions. They need proof that he's dead (i.e. his head ). So begins one of the most bizarre and uncanny road trips ever captured on celluloid.

The great Warren Oates stars as Benny. He's perfectly cast and I can't imagine anyone else in the role. Along for the ride is his "girlfriend" Isela Vega, Gig Young as "Fred C. Dobbs" and Mexican legend Emilio Fernandez as "El Jefe". Kris Kristofferson has a cameo role as a sleazy but sensitive biker. An essential film for Sam Peckinpah fans.

Highly recommended.
Sam Peckinpah takes us on a ride filled with loathsomeness, sleaze and self destruction Sam Peckinpah takes us on a ride filled with loathsomeness, sleaze and self destruction Sam Peckinpah takes us on a ride filled with loathsomeness, sleaze and self destruction Sam Peckinpah takes us on a ride filled with loathsomeness, sleaze and self destruction

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