Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

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Candice Costello ...
Jen
Jimmy Herman ...
Ashie Pinto
Gary Kanin ...
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Sheila Tousey ...
Mark Kilburn ...
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Janet Pete
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Slick Nakai
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Mary Keeyani
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John McGinnis
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Blue Lady
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Hosteen Nakai
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Huan Ji
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Jay Kennedy, FBI
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Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

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Two Navajo cops race to unravel a dangerous web of myth, murder, and greed.

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Joe Leaphorn tracks FBI agent Jay Kennedy down at the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, NM. See more »

Goofs

When officer Chee is driving on the deserted road, passing through several small tunnels, close-ups of him behind the wheel show a roof rack instead of the light bar for his Dodge Dakota patrol vehicle. This happens twice in this series of scenes. See more »

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John McGinnis: Notice how he gets right to the point? That's unusual for a Navajo.
[to Emma about Joe]
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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An American Mystery! Special lights up the little screen.
17 November 2003 | by (Shawnee, OK, USA) – See all my reviews

The second American Mystery! Special from a Tony Hillerman book, that basically picks up where the first one ended. Praise should be given to the producers of Mystery!, the ones who listened to the American audience when it begged for stories from American writers that were set in America.

Both Adam Beech and Wes Studi reprise their roles as lawmen, seeking truth this time about an unlikely murderer and the crime he supposedly committed. The struggle between mythology and law continues in this movie as Adam Beech's character, Jim Chee, has to deal with doubt and remorse, and Joe Leaphorn, played again by Wes Studi, reluctantly seeks positive proof about the reservation murder.

Robert Redford also lends his name again as Executive Producer, thus ensuring the unchanged production value. There is no doubt that the next movie, due to air in Spring of 2004, will exceed its predecessors in taut, mysterious entertainment.


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