Coyote Waits Movie Review 2003

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Another adaptation of a Tony Hillerman novel, following "Skinwalker," about Navaho policemen Jim Chee (Beach) and Joe Leaphorn (Studi). Chee discovers the dead body of a fellow officer near some caves and finds drunken suspect Ashie Pinto (Herman) wandering the roads with a bottle and a gun. Since Leaphorn's wife Emma (Tousey) and Pinto are kin, she requests her husband investigate while Chee also has some questions. Pinto told legends involving Butch Cassidy to a local professor, who believed the outlaw survived Bolivia, only to die on the Navaho reservation. A Vietnamese immigrant with ties to the CIA and Native American mysticism all play their part but the slow-paced story is sometimes confusing.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Native America, Police Detectives, Folklore & Legends
Lucky Gold
Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Sheila Tousey, Jimmy Herman, Keith Carradine, Graham Greene, Alex Rice, Bodhi (Pine) Elfman, Long Nguyen
Roy Wagner
Jan Egleson
B.C. Smith

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