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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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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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Drama | Mystery

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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 »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Joe Leaphorn: Nothing happens by chance.
Janet Pete: That's not very Navajo.
Joe Leaphorn: No, that's me.
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Connections

Follows Skinwalkers (2002) See more »

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An American Mystery! Special lights up the little screen.
17 November 2003 | by Director JimSee 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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