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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.

Director:

Jan Egleson

Writers:

Lloyd 'Lucky' Gold (teleplay), Tony Hillerman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Beach ... Jim Chee
Candice Costello ... Jen
Jimmy Herman ... Ashie Pinto
Gary Kanin Gary Kanin ... Judge
Wes Studi ... Joe Leaphorn
Sheila Tousey ... Emma Leaphorn
Mark Kilburn Mark Kilburn ... Doctor
Alex Rice ... Janet Pete
Graham Greene ... Slick Nakai
Jill Scott Momaday Jill Scott Momaday ... Mary Keeyani
Keith Carradine ... John McGinnis
Sheri Foster ... Blue Lady
Jack Burning ... Hosteen Nakai
Long Nguyen ... Huan Ji
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jay Kennedy, FBI
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Details

Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo | Vietnamese

Release Date:

16 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leggende Navajo See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jim Chee is at his relative's house, the windmill changes directions, in totally opposite directions, as the wind direction changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jim Chee: Hey, Slim. What? Now what would I do with a wife? You're right, what would she do with me?
[to his cat]
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Connections

Followed by A Thief of Time (2004) See more »

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User Reviews

HOME!!!!!!!!
8 July 2004 | by mielluseSee all my reviews

OMG!!!! It was so cool to see home on the small screen, I just moved out east and was missing the Frontier, and there it was on PBS. You could see UNM in the background. That's where I used to eat, and I used to waltz around that campus!!!! I love any movie that films in my home state; there aren't any real mountains out here. Just grass. Having read the book and seeing it translated onto film is always hard because most of the flow and context is lost. Hillerman has developed these characters over a series of novels, and his fans are familiar with them and need no guidelines. For those that haven't read the book, they probably got lost in the story line. (I don't buy Adam Beach as a Navajo, he's too pretty. The acting itself is fine, though.)


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