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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Released 1974
Distributor United Artists

After Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid was mutilated by MGM, Sam Peckinpah regrouped with this raw, violent and blackly comic compendium of all the director’s familiar themes. Possibly Warren Oates’ best performance, and arguably Peckinpah’s most personal –and bizarre–project. A must-see.

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About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.