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Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia | 1974

The only film directed by Sam Peckinpah that escaped interference from the studio, this uncompromising movie was filmed entirely on atmospheric Mexican locations, many around Mexico City.

Bennie (Warren Oates) plays piano in the Tlaquepaque Bar in Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City when he learns of the bounty on Alfredo Garcia's head. This was a real dive bar which needed little or no set dressing for the film.

‘El Jefe’ (Emilio Fernández), who gives the command of the title, rules from the Hacienda de San Juan, a 200-year-old fortress north of Mexico City near to Teotihuacan (Place of the Gods), an amazing area of pyramids and temples covering seven square miles.

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