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Status: Released

Runtime: 121

Budget: $15,000,000

Revenue: $12,036,149

Languages: en, es

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

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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

6.7/10 (65 votes)


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.


Nobody is beyond redemption.


Director: Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones
as Pete Perkins

Barry Pepper

Barry Pepper
as Mike Norton

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam
as Belmont

January Jones

January Jones
as Lou Ann Norton

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