The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Image

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Summary: A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of West Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Peter Perkins (Jones), a local ranch foreman kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico. (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Runtime: 121 min
Rating: Rated R for language, violence and sexuality.
Production: Europa Corp.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Western
Countries: USA, France
Languages: English, Spanish
Home Release Date: Jun 6, 2006
Director Credit
Tommy Lee Jones Director
Writer Credit
Guillermo Arriaga Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Barry Pepper Mike Norton
Dwight Yoakam Belmont
January Jones Lou Ann Norton
Julio Cedillo Melquiades Estrada
Tommy Lee Jones Pete Perkins
Cast Credit
Cecilia Suárez Rosa
Guillermo Arriaga Juan
Ignacio Guadalupe Lucio
Irineo Alvarez Manuel
Josh Berry Border Patrolman
Levon Helm Old Man With Radio
Mel Rodriguez Captain Gomez
Melissa Leo Rachel
Rodger Boyce Salesman
Vanessa Bauche Mariana
Producer Credit
Eric A. Williams Line Producer
Luc Besson Producer
Michael Fitzgerald Producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam Producer
Tommy Lee Jones Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: