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Genres Drama Western
Running Time 121 min
Release Date May 19, 2005
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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones), the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cesar Cedillo), 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.

Starring
Tommy Jones Pete Perkins
Barry Pepper Mike Norton
Julio 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 Suarez Rosa
Ignacio Guadalupe Lucio
Vanessa Bauche Mariana

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