Tonight’s Weird Wednesday: BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA! Don’t miss it.
WEIRD WEDNESDAY: BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
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"You two guys are definitely on my shit list" - Warren Oates.
Sometime around the time this film was made, director Sam Peckinpah went completely insane, making this one of the few examples of that fleeting and wonderful thing - a truly psychotic work of art. The great Warren Oates stars as an American pianist wasting away in a Mexican whorehouse bar. When two leisure-suited bounty killers approach him looking for a pimp named Alfredo Garcia who has impregnated the teenage daughter of a powerful man, Benny asks around, finds out that Garcia is already dead and concocts a plan to dig up the corpse, remove the head and collect the reward. Along with his prostitute girlfriend, he hits the road on his doom-laden journey. As you might guess, all hopes are shattered and Oates ends up alone, carrying the rotting head of Alfredo Garcia in a bag across the desert as the killers pursue him. But like Peckinpah, he delivers. The reaction of El Jefe to Oates' delivery of the head is pretty much exactly what the reaction at studio headquarters must have been when Peckinpah delivered this film. '70s existential malaise at its best! (Lars)
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