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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 116

Budget: $15,000,000

Revenue: $12,036,149

Languages: en, es

Webpage: -

Release Info

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Alternative Titles

  • Los Tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada
  • Trois enterrements
  • Três Enterros
  • Die drei Begräbnisse des Melquiades Estrada
  • Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada
  • Le 3 Sepolture
Content Score: 100

7.2/10 (21 votes)


In Texas nearby the border of Mexico, border patrolman Mike Norton mistakenly kills the Mexican cowboy Melquiades Estrada and buries him in the desert. When Melquiades's body is found one week later, his best friend, the ranch foreman Pete Perkins, claims the body to fulfill his promise to bury Melquiades in his hometown Jimenez and presses the local sheriff Belmont to find the killer.


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Tommy Lee Jones

as Pete Perkins

Barry Pepper

as Mike Norton

Dwight Yoakam

as Belmont

January Jones

as Lou Ann Norton

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