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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.

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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 ...
Cowboy
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Three Caballeros  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,246,734 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the song and dance number that the three amigos performed at the cantina was "My Little Buttercup". See more »

Goofs

When the Amigos approach the Singing Bush, the instructions Dusty reads for summoning the Invisible Swordsman require each of them to fire a shot in the air and say a magic phrase. Instead, they perform the ritual in reverse, saying the magic phrase first and then firing a shot. See more »

Quotes

RodrigoCarmen: [Carmen and Rodrigo have entered the telegraph's office to send a telegram to the Three Amigos to enlist their help with El Guapo] Three Amigos, Goldsmith Pictures, Hollywood California...
Telegrapher: [nods as he is typing]
Carmen: We have seen your deeds, and think you are very great.
Telegrapher: seen your deeds...
[continues typing]
Carmen: We can pay you... One Hundred Thousand Pesos.
Rodrigo: One Hundred Thousand Pesos?
[telegrapher stops typing]
Rodrigo: We do not have a hundred thousand pesos!
Carmen: Don't worry Rodrigo, they will refuse it. But it would ...
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Connections

References The Man with Two Brains (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BALLAD OF THE THREE AMIGOS
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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User Reviews

 
Underrated, Underappreciated, and Misunderestimated
14 May 2004 | by (Manama, Bahrain) – See all my reviews

5 reasons to love this film: 1. The sight of Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) telling the incomprehensible, self-indulgent story of when he met Dorothy Gish ("you know, Lillian's sister") to a bunch of patient, albeit bored Mexican kids. 2. Lucky Day (Steve Martin) trying to get his buddies' attention as they break into the studio--progressing from an owl's soft "hoo" to a crowing "LOOKUPHERE...LOOKUPHERE" 3. The opening song and Elmer Bernstein's great score (he also scored the classic comedies "Animal House" and "Stripes") 4. The Three Amigos singing "My Little Buttercup" in a Mexican cantina 5. The Amigos fighting back tears as Lucky Day informs his buddies that, in fact, they have been summoned not to perform, but actually to fight the evil El Guapo--Martin Short's tearful line, "Why am I in Mexico?" is hilarious, almost as funny as Steve Martin's follow-up, "I've been shot already!"

This is an intelligent comedy, one that pokes fun not only at the mythology of the Hollywood western, but at Hollywood itself. The three Amigos is a delight to watch, and a great addition to any family's film collection.


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