Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis

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Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis
Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis FilmPoster.jpeg
UK DVD cover
Directed by John Henderson
Produced by Stephen Colegrave
Guy Collins
Michael Dreyer
Peter Jaques
John Quested
Joanne Reay
David M. Thompson
Written by Joanne Reay (story), Craig Strachan (screenplay)
Starring Rik Mayall
Jane Horrocks
Danny Aiello
Music by Christopher Tyng
Cinematography Clive Tickner
Edited by Paul Endacott
BBC Films
Release date
  • July 1997 (1997-07) (Moscow)
  • 16 January 1998 (1998-01-16)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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]


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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