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Title:
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006, c2005.
ISBN:
9781424814770
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD ; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for language, violence and sexuality.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.
General Note:
DVD release of the 2005 motion picture.

Special features: commentary with actor/director Tommy Lee Jones and actors Dwight Yoakam and January Jones ; previews.
Awards:
Cannes Film Festival, 2005: Best Actor (Tommy Lee Jones) ; Best Screenplay (Guillermo Arriaga).
Abstract:
Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend.
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Summary

Veteran screen star Tommy Lee Jones makes his directorial debut with the fractured tale of murder and injustice on the U.S.-Mexico border scripted by Amores Perros and 21 Grams screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga. Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) is a fresh-faced Border Patrol officer in Cibolo County, TX, whose dedication to his new job leaves his lonely wife, Lou Ann (January Jones), with little to do but spend her days at the local diner, where she strikes up a friendship with waitress Rachel (Melissa Leo). Despite her own status as a married woman, Rachel is unfulfilled in her marriage and is intimately involved with both rugged rancher Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) and local sheriff Belmont (Dwight Yoakam). Soon after Pete hires Mexican illegal Melquiades Estrada (Julio César Cedillo) as a ranch hand, the growing bond between the pair is suddenly shattered when, in a moment of panic on a routine patrol, Mike hastily guns down the innocent Melquaides. When an enraged Pete learns that Mike has unceremoniously buried the illegal immigrant in an unmarked desert grave and local authorities opt to overlook the case, he kidnaps the crooked lawman and sets out to ensure that justice is served with or without the involvement of the local police force. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi