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The Late Film: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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starring I Warren Oates Isela Vega
Tortured to reveal the name of her lover, the young daughter of General El Jefe gives the name of Alfredo Garcia. The wealthy landowner offers a million dollars in exchange for Garcia's head. The ensuing search takes four of his henchmen and a down-and-out pianist, Bennie, into the depths of Mexico where their greed and animosity lead to murder and a savage confrontation. Director Sam Peckinpah has created a characteristic world of treacherous relationships and a study in obsession bordering on insanity.
Screenplay by GORDON DAWSON and SAM PECKINPAH
From a story by FRANK KOWALSKI and SAM PECKINPAH
Produced by MARTIN BAUM Directed by SAM PECKINPAH
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Contributors

Unknown: Warren Oates
Unknown: Isela Vega
Unknown: General El Jefe
Unknown: Alfredo Garcia.
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Unknown: Gordon Dawson
Unknown: Sam Peckinpah
Story By: Frank Kowalski
Story By: Sam Peckinpah
Produced By: Martin Baum
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah
Bennie: Warren Oates
Elita: Isela Vega
Quill: Gig Young
Sappensly: Robert Webber
Max: Helmut Dantine
El Jefe: Emilio Fernandez
Paco: Kris Kristofferson
One-armed bartender: Chano Urueta
Cueto: Jorge Russek
Frank: Don Levy
John: Donny Fritts
Chalo: Chalo Gonzalez
Estaban: Enrique Lucero
Theresa: Janine Maldonado

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The Late Film: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

BBC One London, 19 December 1986 23.20






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