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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia


Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young View All


Sam Peckinpah (Screenplay), Sam Peckinpah (Director), Sam Peckinpah (Story), Gordon T. Dawson (Screenplay) View All

Release: Aug. 7th, 1974
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
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.
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mark f
Things I dislike about it are: I think half of the film shouldn't even be in the film (scenes which go on and on which should have been blue-penciled); Peckinpah's trademark slo-mo balletic violence just doesn't work here; the two motorcyclists!!!; the ease with which our hero (and I consider him a ....
The film is twisted, dark, and brutal, but it doesn't seem unnecessarily so - it really does show a gritty, raw, dirty underbelly of society that - coupled with the hot, barren Mexico landscape - is effective as a backdrop for the film.