The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Country of Origin: France, United States
Production year: 2005
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-148253
Running time: 2:01 (121 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 06, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#2310)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 17, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Oscar® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Supporting Actor, The Fugitive, 1993) directs and stars in this poetic and striking modern-day Western.

Pete Perkins (Jones) is a veteran cowboy who embodies the values of the old west, living in a small Texas town bordering the U.S. and Mexico. He hires Melquiades Estrada as a ranch hand and quickly befriends the man. But when Estrada is gunned down under mysterious circumstances, Perkins takes justice into his own hands and kidnaps trigger-happy border patrolman Mike Norton (Barry Pepper – Saving Private Ryan), forcing Norton to unearth Estrada's body and accompany Perkins on horseback on the long and treacherous journey through the frontier mountains and back roads of Mexico to bring his friend's body home.
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Genres
Western
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Sony Pictures Classics
 • EuropaCorp
 • Javelina Film Company
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Commentary
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Tommy Lee Jones....Director
Writing
Guillermo Arriaga....Writer
Production
Michael Fitzgerald....Producer
Luc Besson....Producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam....Producer
Tommy Lee Jones....Producer
Cinematography
Chris Menges....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Roberto Silvi....Film Editor
Music
Marco Beltrami....Composer
Sound
Mark Weingarten....Production Sound Mixer
Dominique Hennequin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mexico Crew
Antonio Diego Hernández....Production Sound Mixer
Art
Kathleen Kiatta....Costume Designer
Merideth Boswell....Production Designer
Jeff Knipp....Art Director
Anna M. Abbey....Costume Designer
John Blake....Make-up Artist
Richard Snell....Make-up Artist
Joel Harlow....Make-up Effects
Rob Hinderstein....Make-up Effects
Jeff Woodrel....Visual Effects
Digital Special Effects: BUF
Jam Abelanet....Visual Effects
Digital Visual Effects: Digiscope
Lawrence Carroll....Visual Effects
Mexico Crew
Rocío Ceja Amezcua....Costume Designer
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones....Pete Perkins
Barry Pepper....Mike Norton
Julio César Cedillo....Melquiades Estrada
Dwight Yoakam....Belmont
January Jones....Lou Ann Norton
Melissa Leo....Rachel
Levon Helm....Old Man with Radio
Mel Rodriguez....Captain Gomez
Cecilia Suárez....Rosa
Ignacio Guadalupe....Lucio
Vanessa Bauche....Mariana
Irineo Álvarez....Manuel
Guillermo Arriaga....Juan
Josh Berry....Border Patrolman
Rodger Boyce....Salesman
Edwin "Bubba" Broussard....Bubba
René Campero....Don Casimiro
Lupe Campos....Sands Guy #2
Ariel Castro....Jorge
Diana Chávez....Woman
Uriel Chávez....Cowboy #2
Sonny Carl Davis....Kruger
Montserrat de León....El Toston Woman #2
Jesse DeLuna....Miller
Richard Dillard....Jim
Jorge Ádrian Espíndola....Cowboy #1
Jourdan Henderson....Mary (Soap Opera Girl)
Sean Hennigan....Chuck
Karen Jones....Dog Lady
Richard Jones....Bob
Victoria Jones....Immigrant Girl
Raul Molinar....Radio Announcer #1 (voice)
Adrian Navarette....Agustin
Lonnie Nelson....Gravedigger
Juan Pareja....Sands Guy #1
Terry Parks....Neil
Gustavo Sánchez Parra....Tomas
Hugo Perez....Man
Paulina Reyes....Piano Player
Sergio Rodriguez....Radio Announcer #2 (voice)
Charles Sanders....Doctor
Brent Smiga....Deputy Antonio
Spike Spencer....John (Soap Opera)
Angelina Torres....Adriana
Barry Tubb....A. L.
Guillermo von Son....Chino
Maya Zapata....El Toston Woman #1
Thomas Rosales, Jr.....Border Jumper (uncredited)