History Film / TheThreeBurialsOfMelquiadesEstrada

10th Jul '17 9:40:39 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada'' is a 2005 film directed by and starring Creator/TommyLeeJones.

Melquiades Estrada, a Mexican working as a ranch hand in Texas, is killed through a misunderstanding, and his body hidden in a shallow grave. After his body is discovered, it is given a proper burial, but Melquiades' best friend, Pete (played by Jones), who knows that he wanted to be buried in Mexico, decides to steal the body and take it back to Melquiades' home town -- with the extremely unwilling assistance of the man (Barry Pepper) who killed him.

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''The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada'' is a 2005 neo-Western crime drama film directed by and starring Creator/TommyLeeJones.

Melquiades Estrada, Estrada (Julio Cedillo), a Mexican working as a ranch hand in Texas, is killed through a misunderstanding, and his body hidden in a shallow grave. After his body is discovered, it is given a proper burial, but Melquiades' best friend, friend Pete (played by Jones), (Jones), who knows that he wanted to be buried in Mexico, decides to steal the body and take it back to Melquiades' home town -- with the extremely unwilling assistance of the man (Barry Pepper) who killed him.
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10th Jul '17 9:38:26 PM Mdumas43073
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6th Dec '15 6:19:39 PM PaulA
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%%* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: The central premise of the plot.

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%%* * BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: The central premise of the plot.Pete, knowing that Melquiades wanted to be buried at home in Mexico, decides to dig up his body and take it back to Mexico for re-burial.
5th Dec '15 3:51:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: The central premise of the plot.

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14th Dec '14 7:43:24 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/{{OtherCitiesInTexas}}: Odessa.



* SouthOfTheBorder: They cross to Mexico.

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* SouthOfTheBorder: They cross to Mexico.Mexico.
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12th Dec '14 3:47:25 PM fgenzo159
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* {{Eagleland}}: Various flavors here, from rednecks to generous cowboys.



* ReallyGetsAround: Rachel.

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* UsefulNotes/{{OtherCitiesInTexas}}: Odessa.
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* SouthOfTheBorder: They cross to Mexico.
21st May '14 3:53:57 PM wolfofthewinter
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* BilingualBonus: A lot of Spanish in this film.
21st May '14 3:26:44 PM wolfofthewinter
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11th Nov '13 5:13:17 PM Tuckerscreator
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''The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada'' is a 2005 film directed by and starring TommyLeeJones.

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''The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada'' is a 2005 film directed by and starring TommyLeeJones.
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22nd Feb '13 1:19:09 PM MarkLungo
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