Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 March 1975 (Mexico)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Dantine ...
El Jefe (as Emilio Fernandez)
Chano Urueta ...
Manchot, the bartender
Donnie Fritts ...
John (as Donny Fritts)
Jorge Russek ...
Chalo (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Don Levy ...
Enrique Lucero ...
Janine Maldonado ...
Tamara Garina ...
Grandmother Moreno


A family scandal causes a wealthy and powerful Mexican rancher to make the pronouncement--'Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!' Two of the bounty-hunters thus dispatched encounter a local piano-player in their hunt for information. The piano-player does a little investigating on his own and finds out that his girlfriend knows of Garcia's death and last resting place. Thinking that he can make some easy money and gain financial security for he and his (now) fiancée, they set off on this goal. Of course, this quest only brings him untold misery, in the form of trademark Peckinpah violence. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

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Release Date:

13 March 1975 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Bring mir den Kopf von Alfredo Garcia  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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Roger Ebert was one of the few critics to praise the film. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism the following year. See more »


In the driving scene, when Bennie tells Elita he is going after Alfredo's head, the same blue and white Dodge Dart appears twice within seconds. See more »


El Jefe: I will pay one million dollars. Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!
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Violent, Beautiful, Ugly, Haunting.
23 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Watching this unforgettable near masterpiece for the first time it's impossible to understand why it isn't regarded as one of the greatest movies of the 70s - a decade that produced an astonishing amount of classics. How Maltin can dismiss it with the throwaway comment "sub-par bloodbath" defies belief! Almost everything about this movie is perfect, but the cornerstone is Warren Oates performance, perhaps his greatest. Rarely do you see such a completely engrossing, believable portrayal of a man who has lost EVERYTHING, who knows he cannot win, but also knows that he must keep going to the very end. Once seen, never forgotten may seem like a trite comment, but in this case it says it all. You will NEVER forget this movie!

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