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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Candice Costello ...
Jimmy Herman ...
Ashie Pinto
Gary Kanin ...
Sheila Tousey ...
Mark Kilburn ...
Janet Pete
Slick Nakai
Jill Scott Momaday ...
Mary Keeyani
John McGinnis
Blue Lady
Hosteen Nakai
Huan Ji
Jay Kennedy, FBI


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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Leggende Navajo  »

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


When Chee initiates the felony stop of Ashley Pinto on the deserted road - no law enforcement officer would let the suspect turn and face him prior to putting the hand cuffs on. The suspect would be flat on his stomach, arm and legs spread and facing away from the officer before the officer would approach the suspect. See more »


Hosteen Nakai: When you were a boy, you broke a bowl and ran away from my sister's house. You cried and begged me to let you stay.
Jim Chee: This is different.
Hosteen Nakai: Is it? I sent you home, not to be punished but to make a new bowl.
Jim Chee: I don't know how.
Hosteen Nakai: You don't know why.
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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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