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Coyote Waits (2003)

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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Jen
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Gary Kanin ...
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Doctor
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Slick Nakai
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Mary Keeyani
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Blue Lady
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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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Trivia

Joe Leaphorn reveals in his conversation with Taka Ji that he graduated from Arizona State University. See more »

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The scene with Leaphorn and his wife looking at the rock painting "I LOVE JEN". You can see the cameramen and camera in Leaphorn's sun classes. See more »

Quotes

Jen: That was Officer Nez, wasn't it?
Jim Chee: Yeah, you know him?
Jen: He takes his coffee black with two sugars. He's cute.
Jim Chee: You know he's married?
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Follows Skinwalkers (2002) See more »

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Navajo tribe police unravel a murder mystery on the 'res'.
20 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

As a longtime Tony Hillerman fan I looked forward to a better treatment of his Jim Chee novels than previous efforts. Visually Coyote Waits was very attractive but unfortunately was unable to impart the feel of the long lonely roads and the dry heat of the four corners region. The film was somewhat better at giving us a glimpse of Navajo culture, but unfortunately it was only a glimpse. In particular I missed the periods of silence and waiting we learned about in the books. Sure that's dead time in a visual medium, but that is important to the Navajo culture and the novels. The plot was very close to the novel, and the few concessions that were made were quite understandable. I hope we see more of Capt. Largo, Lt. Leaphorn and more insight into Officer Chee in future Hillerman treatments. All in all, worth a watch and certainly better than the formula mysteries we see regularly on broadcast TV.


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