The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

DVD - 2006
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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.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006, c2005.
Edition: Widescreen and full screen.
ISBN: 9781424814770
1424814774
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE THR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Monolith
Mar 17, 2013

The beginning of this had the inklings of a flop, but about halfway through, its energy was rejuvenated when Barry Pepper's contemptible character was dealt the vindicating wrath of Tommy Lee Jones...

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Jan 23, 2011

If you like Westerns, you'll like this. If you like Tommy Lee Jones, you'll like this. A good story, a good watch.

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Mar 17, 2013

Mike Norton (sleeping next to Melquiades Estrada's corpse): "Hey! Hey, you!" Pete Perkins: "My name is Pete." Mike Norton: "Well, Pete, the ants are eating your friend."

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Mar 17, 2013

Melquiades Estrada: "Promise me one thing, Pete. If I die over here, carry me back to my family and bury me in my hometown. I don't want to be buried on this side among all the f**king billboards."

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