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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada


Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones View All


Guillermo Arriaga (Screenplay), Tommy Lee Jones (Director) View All

Release: Nov. 17th, 2005
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
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.
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Three Burials is an excellent film to watch, and a good directorial debut from two face himself..
When Melquiades's body is accidentally found one week later, his best friend, the ranch foreman Pete Perkins, claims the body to fulfill his promise and bury Melquiades in his hometown Jimenez and presses the local sheriff Belmont to find the killer.
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The narrative takes us back and forth in time to see who Melquiades was, the fast and deep friendship he and Pete struck up, the border patrolman Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) and his wife (January Jones) new to the community, and the fateful intersection that led to the shooting.
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