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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia ()


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An American barroom pianist and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

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Bennie
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Elita
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Sappensly
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Quill
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Max
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El Jefe (as Emilio Fernandez)
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Biker
Chano Urueta ...
Manchot, the bartender
Donnie Fritts ...
John (as Donny Fritts)
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Cueto
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Chalo (as Chalo Gonzalez)
Don Levy ...
Frank
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Esteban
Janine Maldonado ...
Theresa
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Grandmother Moreno
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Bernardo
Ahui Camacho ...
El Chavito
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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)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
Queta Carrasco ...
Market vendor (uncredited)
Conrad Hool ...
El Jefe's guard (uncredited)
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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

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Sam Peckinpah

Written by

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Gordon T. Dawson ... (screenplay) (as Gordon Dawson) and
Sam Peckinpah ... (screenplay)
 
Frank Kowalski ... (story) and
Sam Peckinpah ... (story)

Produced by

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Martin Baum ... producer
Helmut Dantine ... executive producer
Gordon T. Dawson ... associate producer (as Gordon Dawson)

Music by

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Jerry Fielding

Cinematography by

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Álex Phillips Jr.

Film Editing by

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Dennis Dolan ... (as Dennis E. Dolan)
Sergio Ortega
Robbe Roberts

Editorial Department

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Garth Craven ... supervising editor

Casting By

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Claudia Becker

Art Direction by

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Agustín Ituarte

Makeup Department

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Rosa Guerrero ... makeup artist

Production Management

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William Davidson ... executive production manager (as William C. Davidson)
Carlos Terron Garcia ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Davidson ... first assistant director (as William C. Davidson)
Jesús Marín ... assistant director (as Jesus Marin)

Art Department

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Enrique Estévez ... set dresser (as Enrique Estevez)
Alf Pegley ... property master

Sound Department

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Michael Colgan ... sound editor (as Mike Colgan)
Harry W. Tetrick ... re-recording mixer
Manuel Topete ... sound mixer

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Raul Falomir ... special effects
Federico Farfán ... special effects (as Federico Farfan)
León Ortega ... special effects (as Leon Ortega)

Stunts

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Gary Combs ... stunt coordinator
Duffy Hambleton ... stunt coordinator (as Duffy Hambledon)
Whitey Hughes ... stunt coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adolfo Ramírez ... wardrobe

Music Department

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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

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Was one man's life worth 1 million dollars and the death of 21 men? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tráiganme la cabeza de Alfredo García (Mexico)
  • Apportez-moi la tête d'Alfredo Garcia (France)
  • Bring mir den Kopf von Alfredo Garcia (Germany)
  • Quiero la cabeza de Alfredo García (Spain)
  • Vull el cap d'Alfredo García (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The only movie directed by Sam Peckinpah that he had final cut on - all the others were re-cut by the studios. See more »
Goofs As Bennie crosses inside his apartment, alone, and talks to Alfredo's head, a crewman in black clothing is visible, ducking behind an adjacent transom. His arm reappears a second later, as Bennie reaches for a bottle in the pantry. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Bennie's Song See more »
Crazy Credits There are only three credits at the beginning of the film: The production credit, the two stars, and the story/screenplay. Everything else is at the end, and the film's title is the very last credit. See more »
Quotes Bennie: [as he keeps shooting a man he has already killed] Why? Because it feels so goddamn good!
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