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ur p hing SATURDAY, May 20 | Late Night Tequila: for e ultillows Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. Holmfirth Picturedrome, 10pm.
The moral murkiness invites favourable comparisons with Sam Peckinpah's brutal 1974 thriller, Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia.
You probably haven't seen a film so brutal, so sour and so cynical since Sam Peckinpah gave us Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia way back in 1974.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. London: Wallflower, 2011.
Oates was no saint, and the movie that was supposed to make him a star, "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" (1974), was a splendid mess that marked the beginning of the end of Sam Peckinpah.
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (18, 112 mins) Re-release of Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller, co-scripted by Frank Kowlaski, which was lambasted by critics on its original release.
But Gomez spends more screentime outside lockup, exploring the world of the Mexican carjacking mafiosa, led by German's redoubtable mother-in-law, La Guera (Isela Vega, as memorable here as she was 30 years ago as Warren Oates' paramour in "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia").
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia DIRECTOR Sam Peckinpah and actor Warren Oates attempt to out-grizzle each other in this bloodthirsty1974 thriller about an American bartender who goes on a disastrous road trip through the Mexican underworld in order to decapitate a dead body and collect the $1m for doing so.
INITIALLY YOURS 1 Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia; 2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show; 3 Summertime Blues; 4 Catch A Falling Star; 5 Indecent Exposure.
READER Bob Keltie emails to say that if Warren Oates is still looking for the head of Alfredo Garcia, he shouldn't have too far to look.
It reminds me of a Sam Peckinpah like Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia. I liked the unpredictability of the script and the way the director Christopher McQuarrie has of showing and telling.