Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
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.

This movie was recommended to me by fellow blog commenter and movie SFX master "Squib". The movie is like a long slow drag on a cigarette. The viewer progressively inhales the story, buzzing in the second hour, and exhaling with the last breathe of an old Mexican piano player. The action sequences and use of slow motion rival that of early John Woo. The violence is unforgiving and the twists shocking. The movie takes you back to the days where heroes wear white, love hard, and drink harder. The days where a man would travel 1000 miles with a stolen stinkin head just to see justice served in the form of angry shouting 45.

Sam Peckinpah most remembered for "The Wild Bunch" gives yet another action drama that is worthy of a glance...if its your bag baby.

Good action, excellent character, but slow moving in the process.
Reviewed by: shea