Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

51PNV2RYFZLMy DVD review on Sam Peckinpah’s twisted masterpiece “Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” is now up on Hop over there for the full review or read on for the movie review.

Bennie (Warren Oates) wants to get ahead in his life. Nobody loses all the time and he thinks it’s his time to win at least a little.

“Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia” does not aim to please the audience it aims to mess with it.

The movie starts out with a picturesque scene at a pond and a young pregnant girl sitting on a log, her feet dangling in the cool water. This idyllic moment is not going to last and we are shown early on what is going to transpire as we follow the young girl back to the hacienda to her father who wants to know who the father is. He has her stripped naked in front of everyone but she remains defiant and will not tell so he has her pushed to the ground and her finger broken. El Jefe (Emilio Fernández) gets the name. Alfredo Garcia. And he wants his head. A head he is willing to pay one million dollars for.

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