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Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Mexico, United States 1974 112 mins. In English, Spanish

Chasing after a bounty on the head of an already dead man, an alcoholic pianist (Warren Oates) forges a violent path through the heart of Mexico with his prostitute girlfriend (Isela Vega) along for the ride. Unrelentingly violent and bleak in its outlook, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was despised upon its initial release, but has, with time, become appreciated as one of Peckinpah’s greatest achievements. “If there is anything to auteur theory, then Alfredo Garcia is the most autobiographical film Peckinpah ever made.” —Roger Ebert. Mature audiences only.



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