Big Bend National ParkBig Bend National Park. In one scene, after Mike Norton (Barry Pepper), a border patrol officer, shoots Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cedillo), an illegal immigrant and friend of Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones).
Where did they film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada?
The film was shot in the following locations: Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Lajitas, Midland, Monahans, Odessa, Van Horn, and Redford, all in Texas.
Is The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada based on a true story?
“Three Burials” is based on a real killing near the Texas-Mexico border southeast of El Paso. In 1997, a group of marines, purportedly on a drug interception mission, shot and killed 18 year-old Esequiel Hernandez Jr.
What is the premise of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada?
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.
What was the point of the Homesman movie?
The film shows the unsparingly harsh and difficult life of early settlers of the American Midwest in the 1850s. The Homesman has been called a “feminist western”.