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August 1974 (Austria) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warren Oates ... Bennie

Isela Vega ... Elita

Robert Webber ... Sappensly

Gig Young ... Quill

Helmut Dantine ... Max

Emilio Fernández ... El Jefe (as Emilio Fernandez)

Kris Kristofferson ... Biker
Chano Urueta ... Manchot, the bartender
Donnie Fritts ... John (as Donny Fritts)
Jorge Russek ... Cueto

Chalo González ... Chalo (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Don Levy ... Frank
Enrique Lucero ... Esteban
Janine Maldonado ... Theresa
Tamara Garina ... Grandmother Moreno
Farnesio de Bernal ... Bernardo
Ahui Camacho ... El Chavito
Monica Miguel ... Dolores de Escomiglia
Paco Pharrez ... El Carpintero (as Paco Pharres)
Juan Manuel Díaz ... Paulo
René Dupeyrón ... Angel (as Rene Dupeyron)
Yolanda Ponce ... Yolo
Juan Jose Palacios ... Juan
Manolo ... Tourist Guide
Nery Ruiz ... Maria (as Neri Ruiz)
Roberto Dumont ... Chavo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armando Acosta ... Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Bright ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Queta Carrasco ... Market vendor (uncredited)
Conrad Hool ... El Jefe's guard (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Cecilia Leger ... Party guest (uncredited)
Antonio Leo ... El jefe's bodyguard (uncredited)
Velia Lupercio ... Old woman (uncredited)
Rubén Márquez ... Guest at baptism (uncredited)
Sharon Peckinpah ... Nun (uncredited)
Garner Simmons ... Hacienda Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Peckinpah 
Writing credits
Frank Kowalski (story) and
Sam Peckinpah (story)

Sam Peckinpah (screenplay) and
Gordon T. Dawson (screenplay) (as Gordon Dawson)

Produced by
Martin Baum .... producer
Helmut Dantine .... executive producer
Gordon T. Dawson .... associate producer (as Gordon Dawson)
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Álex Phillips Jr. 
Film Editing by
Dennis Dolan  (as Dennis E. Dolan)
Sergio Ortega 
Robbe Roberts 
Casting by
Claudia Becker 
Art Direction by
Agustín Ituarte 
Makeup Department
Rosa Guerrero .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Davidson .... executive production manager (as William C. Davidson)
Carlos Terron Garcia .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Davidson .... first assistant director (as William C. Davidson)
Jesús Marín .... assistant director (as Jesus Marin)
Art Department
Enrique Estévez .... set dresser (as Enrique Estevez)
Alf Pegley .... property master
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor (as Mike Colgan)
Harry W. Tetrick .... re-recording mixer
Manuel Topete .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Raul Falomir .... special effects
Federico Farfán .... special effects (as Federico Farfan)
León Ortega .... special effects (as Leon Ortega)
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Duffy Hambleton .... stunt coordinator (as Duffy Hambledon)
Whitey Hughes .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adolfo Ramírez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Garth Craven .... supervising editor
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
Arturo Castro .... mexican music coordinator
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator (as Greg McRitchie)
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator (as Leonard Niehaus)
Other crew
Katherine Haber .... production assistant: director
Sharon Peckinpah .... dialogue director
Jim Preminger .... production assistant
Trudy von Trotha .... script supervisor
Yannoulla Wakefield .... production coordinator
Dan York .... production assistant
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ | Brazil:18 | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1987) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1974) (2010) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (certificate #23929) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

James Coburn was offered the role of Bennie. He turned down because he disliked the script, even questioning why Sam Peckinpah would even make the film.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning, a Pan Am 707 takes off. It lands a few seconds later with a different livery/paint scheme. The red stripe along the fuselage had changed to blue, and color appears around the base of the tail fin.See more »
Bennie:I've been no place I wanna go back to, that's for damn sure.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Executioner's Song (1982) (TV)See more »
A Donde IrSee more »


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60 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Violent, Beautiful, Ugly, Haunting., 23 June 2001
Author: INFOFREAKO from Perth, Australia

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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