Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis is a British comedy film directed by John Henderson, originally released in 1997. The film stars Rik Mayall, Jane Horrocks, Danny Aiello and Ross Boatman. The title and plot reference Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. It was entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
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UK DVD cover
Directed byJohn Henderson
Produced byStephen Colegrave
Guy Collins
Michael Dreyer
Peter Jaques
John Quested
Joanne Reay
David M. Thompson
Written byJoanne Reay (story), Craig Strachan (screenplay)
StarringRik Mayall
Jane Horrocks
Danny Aiello
Music byChristopher Tyng
CinematographyClive Tickner
Edited byPaul Endacott
BBC Films
Release date
  • July 1997 (1997-07) (Moscow)
  • 16 January 1998 (1998-01-16)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Record-company owner Marty Starr (Rik Mayall) concludes that Marla Dorland, aka Mavis Davis (Jane Horrocks) is a fading star. Meanwhile, he has to meet alimony payments to his ex (Jaclyn Mendoza), while he's forced to promote the untalented son of a mobster, Rathbone (Danny Aiello). To get out from under, Marty decides that the death of Marla/Mavis could jolt record sales by turning her into a legend. He hires hitman Clint (Marc Warren), but eliminating Mavis turns out to be more difficult than they thought.



  1. ^ "20th Moscow International Film Festival (1997)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-22.

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