¡Three Amigos!

December 12th, 1986


¡Three Amigos!

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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 6.1/10 (28,345 voted)

Director: John Landis

Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

Three out of work silent movie actors are accidentally drawn to a Mexican village that is being harassed by a gang of outlaws. The three, 'Ned', 'Lucky Day' and 'Dusty Bottoms' play 'Lone Ranger' types in their movies, but must play their parts for real now.

Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels

Steve Martin - Lucky Day
Chevy Chase - Dusty Bottoms
Martin Short - Ned Nederlander
Alfonso Arau - El Guapo
Tony Plana - Jefe
Patrice Martinez - Carmen
Jorge Cervera Jr. - Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
Kai Wulff - German
Abel Franco - Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus - Bartender
Jon Lovitz - Morty
Joe Mantegna - Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon - Rodrigo
Michael Wren - Cowboy
Gene Hartline - Silent Movie Bandito

Taglines: They're Down On Their Luck And Up To Their Necks In Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos And Bullets!

Release Date: 12 December 1986

Filming Locations: Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $39,246,734 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The cantina at the beginning of the movie is named "Cantina el Borracho'. This is Spanish for "Bar of the Drunk".

Continuity: When the Amigo's believe they are performing a show for the towns people, Lucky gets shot in the left arm with a real bullet. You can clearly see blood on his costume, but in all the scenes to follow there is no blood.

El Guapo: [as he first sees the Three Amigos riding in a circle shooting blanks in the air] I like these guys! They are funny guys!

User Review

Extremely Underrated

Rating: 10/10

This is an homage to many old comedies: Old jokes, Silent movie

plot lines. It's like a Laurel and Hardy film that was never made.

The movie is the joke. Much like Blazing Saddles or Young

Frankenstein. I don't know why more people don't get the joke and

rate this movie higher. As it is, it is definitely underrated.


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