Cool 1970s Movies: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia

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Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia is not only a movie with the best title in the history of movies, but also an incredibly cool and off-beat 1970s movie with Warren Oats (one of the most underrated actors ever) giving one of this best performances.

After his previous movie, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, which flopped massively, Sam Peckinpah went down to Mexico to make this unknown gem the way he wanted. To his death, the famous director claimed that this was the only movie that was released as he envisioned it.

It is packed full of intense action, incredible characters, dusty roads, grave digging, topless prostitutes, hacked-off heads and slow-motion shootout bonanza.

But underneath all of these broken-down characters, and their broken-down lives and ambitions, is a movie that is almost tender at times.

As tender as you can get from a by-then perpetually loaded Peckinpah, barking his orders under the hot Mexico sun.

Do not listen to those who have said over the years that this is one of the worst movies ever made. It is quite the opposite. It is a hidden masterpiece that will remind you what the joy of movies is all about.

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