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

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Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
Kai Wulff ...
German
Abel Franco ...
Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ...
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Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ...
Michael Wren ...
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Storyline

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. Written by Rob Hartill

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

Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Three Caballeros  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,246,734 (USA)
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Trivia

MXN to US Dollar exchange would have been about a little over 2 Pesos to 1 Dollar in 1920 adjusting for inflation would have netted a 2,500,000 stipend in 2014. In 1986 100,000 pesos would have netted 1000 US dollars before the peso revaluation in mid 1990's. Their payment would have been about 75.75 US Dollars in 2014. See more »

Goofs

When the black & white "Three Amigos" film is being shown in church, we see from a distance a square projection. However, when we move in for close-up shots, the "square" screen becomes a widescreen. See more »

Quotes

Dusty Bottoms: Time for plan B. Plan A was to break into El Guapo's fortress.
Carmen: And that you have done, now what?
Dusty Bottoms: Well we really dont have a plan B. We didn't expect for the first plan to work. Sometimes you can overplan these things.
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Referenced in Old Dogs (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Shadows
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Might Be The Funniest Film I've Ever Seen
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was shocked when I discovered I hadn't reviewed this despite writing many reviews, since it is one of my favorite comedies of all time. It may even rank as the funniest movie I've ever seen. It just has a ton of laughs, start-to-finish, and without all the raunch and profanity of today's comedy films - although it's no "Bambi," that's for sure.

Not only does the dialog produce numerous laugh-out-loud scenes but so do all the sight gags, nd there are plenty of those. The funniest characters in the film are the villains, led by "El Guapo," played by Alfonso Arau. He is almost indescribable. All he has to do is open his mouth and show his bad teeth and then give his huge smile and I crack up every time.

The three leads - played by Steve Martin, Matin Short and Chevy Chase - are all excellent and in the primes of their careers. The film also is directed by John Landis, who has a knack for directing extremely entertaining movies. Just look at his resume on the IMDb. This film was written by Martin, Lorne Michales of "Saturday Night Live," and songwriter Randy Newman. Kudos to all of them for a job well done.

In addition to the great comedy, decent language and color characters both good guys and bad guys, was the beautiful cinematography. There is a very colorful-looking film and looks outstanding on DVD.

Overall: this is what entertainment is all about.


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