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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Western
Director: Tommy Lee Jones

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico. As Estrada's body begins to rot, Norton begins to unravel, but Perkins remains determined to honor his vow.

Cast :

  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • Pete Perkins
  • Barry Pepper
  • Mike Norton
  • Julio Cesar Cedillo
  • Melquiades Estrada
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Belmont
  • January Jones
  • Lou Ann Norton
  • Melissa Leo
  • Rachel
  • Levon Helm
  • Old Man With Radio
  • Mel Rodriguez
  • Captain Gomez
  • Cecilia Su├írez
  • Rosa
  • Ignacio Guadalupe
  • Lucio
  • Vanessa Bauche
  • Mariana
Producers :
Michael Fitzgerald , Luc Besson , Pierre-Ange Le Pogam , Tommy Lee Jones
Writers :
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