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Nobody is beyond redemption.


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.

  1. Tommy Lee Jones


  2. Guillermo Arriaga


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Pete Perkins

  2. Barry Pepper

    Barry Pepper

    Mike Norton

  3. Dwight Yoakam

    Dwight Yoakam


  4. January Jones

    January Jones

    Lou Ann Norton

  5. Melissa Leo

    Melissa Leo


  6. Julio Cedillo

    Julio Cedillo

    Melquiades Estrada

  7. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm

    Old Man with Radio

  8. Mel Rodriguez

    Mel Rodriguez

    Captain Gomez

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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $12,036,149.00


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