Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
"It's got guts! "An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
This one is a masterpiece light-years better that Pat Garret & Billy
the Kid. This film updates the traditional American anti-hero of films
like Huston's "Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" Mitchum's "Out of the
Past", Eastwood's "Leone trilogy" and re-incarnates him as a decadent
"lounge lizard, piano bar sleaze-ball", out originally for the money
and then out for revenge. This film is tight and funny with the
continuing one sided dialog between Benny and Alfredo a riot. Benny's
pimp mobile of choice an oil burning red Chevy Impala convertible is an
environmental disaster as it lays a contrail down on the highway.
The best Peckinpah I've seen so far.
Great cinematography, great dialog's and memorable one liners. Benny
take your place in the Panthenon of Anti- Heroes