The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Release Date: December 14, 2005
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Expands on February 3, 2006
Limited release

Gore always said I'd end up in a place like this....

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25/85 Kim Hollis It's gross like a Peckinpah film. But I still liked it somehow.
91/166 David Mumpower Gross and crazy...the Dennis Rodman of 2005 releases.

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Academy Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones is poised to make his directorial debut. The title of the project pretty much speaks for itself. He will helm as well as star in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

Jones portrays Pete Perkins, a rancher cum grave robber of sorts. In order to honor a promise to a friend, presumably named Melquiades Estrada, he performs an unusual task. He attempts to return the corpse of his friend to the man's Mexican homeland. And, apparently, that feat will require multiple attempts. (David Mumpower/BOP)

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Main Cast Julia Cedillo, Tommy Lee Jones
Director Tommy Lee Jones
Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics
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Rating R
Awards Awards page for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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