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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Movie Review Summary

Actors: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Emilio Fernández, Kris Kristofferson

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BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA is a movie co-written and directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1974.

A wealthy Mexican rancher, played by Emilio Fernández, promises to pay an important bounty to whom would bring him the head of Alfredo Garcia, the man who dishonored his daughter. Warren Oates, a pianist playing in the bars, hears about it and tells the hitmen of Fernández that he will soon be back with Garcia's head.

Thanks to his girlfriend Isela Vega, Oates knows that Alfredo Garcia has died in a car accident a few days earlier. In the company of Isela, he drives to the small village where Alfredo is buried with the intention of taking hold of the dead man's head during the night. Unfortunately, the couple has been tailed by bounty hunters who manage to steal Garcia's head after having knocked out Oates and murdered Isela.

Half-crazy, Oates catches up with the robbers and kills them. But now, he has to cope with the armed family of Alfredo Garcia who wants to recover Garcia's head. The opportune arrival of two of Fernández's hitmen will save, for the moment, Oates's neck.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   being chased by crooks who want treasure/$$$$ Criminal enemy is...    -   big business/rich guy

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Prairie?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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