Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Mexico/USA) is an Action-Crime-Drama-Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah.


Main Details

  • Released on August 7, 1974 (USA)
  • Color
  • Running time: 112 minutes
  • Production Co.: Optimus Films (production) (as Optimus) | Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A. (co-production) (as Estudios Churubusco)
  • Distribution Co.: United Artists
  • Directed by Sam Peckinpah
  • Written by Sam Peckinpah and Gordon T. Dawson (screenplay), from a story by Sam Peckinpah and Frank Kowalski
  • Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber

Plot Summary

  • An American barroom pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a trip through the Mexican underworld to collect the bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.


  • Was one man's life worth 1 million dollars and the death of 21 men?
  • Who knows why it's worth one million dollars and 21 lives?
  • GUTS - You've either got them, or you don't. Sam Peckinpah had the guts to bring a new kind of violent reality to the screen in 'The Wild Bunch' and 'Straw Dogs.' He's been praised and panned, awarded and attacked. And he's kept on making his kind of movies, his way. His newest, set in modern-day Mexico, is a story of violence and greed and revenge... And love and courage and loyalty. It tells of a desperate man risking everything on a last, desperate chance... And a much-used woman accepting lust only to discover love. It's bound to provoke controversy... Cheered by some as a new classic in the mold of 'Treasure of Sierra Madre'... Cursed by others as a bloody and brutal hymn to machismo. On one point, all can agree. Like its maker, Sam Peckinpah, 'Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia' is uncompromising, unyielding, uncensored. In short, it's got guts.
  • It's got guts!
  • Why is his head worth one million dollars and the lives of 21 people?
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