The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.4/10
- Director: Tommy Lee Jones
- Country: FranceMexicoUSA
- Year: 2005
- Duration: 121 min
- Genres: Adventure,Crime,Drama,Mystery,Western,
Ranch foreman Pete Perkins looks to fulfill the promise to his recently deceased best friend by burying him in his hometown in Mexico.
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.
Tommy Lee Jones, Julio Cesar Cedillo, January Jones, Levon Helm, Cecilia Suárez, Vanessa Bauche, Guillermo Arriaga, Rodger Boyce, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, Melissa Leo, Mel Rodriguez, Ignacio Guadalupe, Irineo Alvarez, Josh Berry,