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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  12 December 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
Kai Wulff ...
Abel Franco ...
Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ...
Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ...
Michael Wren ...
Silent Movie Bandito


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!


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)


$39,246,734 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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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The Singing Bush
Performed by Randy Newman
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He does not kill crying women!
1 October 2004 | by (Bookseller of the Blue Ridge) – See all my reviews

Before comedic artists came into Hollywood demanding they attempt a role in a very serious film, there were films like Three Amigos. Riddled with laughs, upon laugh, upon laughs, this wildly enjoyable romp through the open desert could only have been accomplished by three of our favorite comedians.

Those are Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short. To say that anyone in today's cinema can come close to the genius of these three powerhouses would be a lie. While I do believe that Ryan Reynolds is a very close to becoming the next Chase, nobody else can match their style, humor, and elegance. Comedy was not just a job for these three, it was an art.

Three Amigos places us in a small town that is searching for some heroes that will help them get rid of some local hoodlums. Mistaking the opportunity as work, our three protagonists rush into the town prepared for the show of a lifetime. Little do they know, they are soon going to be fighting life and death. Thankfully, seriousness is in low amounts in this film, and comic hijinks ensure. Our three stumble through bars, the desert, and the final hide-a-way before their creative finale.

I remember watching this film with my family when I was really young. I remember laughing at everything these three bumbling idiots did, and how impressed I was by the grace they did it with. As I grew older, this film remained with me. These three actors represent some of the funniest moments in cinematic history, and here they are gathered together to make a film. I loved this movie. I loved the absurdity, the randomness, and the sheer fun of these types of films. I miss this type of physical, pseudo-intellectual humor. I miss laughing as much as I did when I first watched this film, and when I watch it over and over again. The simplistic nature of this film allows it to be enjoyed at any time during your life. Martin, Short, and Chase are at the top of their game and never let go. It is sad to see these actors getting less and less work today.

Overall, this film impressed me. It is funny, enjoyable, and so silly that you don't need to wade through the bathroom humor to get to the good stuff. It is all right there. I suggest this film to anyone that is looking to laugh and be entertained!

Grade: ***** out of *****

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