The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Release December 14, 2005 (Limited)
Cast Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio C├ęsar Cedillo, January Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Levon Helm, Melissa Leo, Vanessa Bauche
Director Tommy Lee Jones
Writer Guillermo Arriaga
Genres Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Classics / Mongrel Media
Length 120 mins.


A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.

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