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
Of the two movies that comic star Steve Martin appeared in during 1986, this film and Little Shop of Horrors (1986), both pictures featured singing plants, the Singing Bush in this picture, and the big green mother Audrey II in the other movie. See more »
After Ned "fell from sky", Dusty seems to be in his 'Three Amigos' costume once again, although he was wearing one of El Guapo's gang member's clothing just seconds ago. Even though if we assume that he was wearing El Guapo's man's cloth on his own costumes, this time how Dusty has his Three Amigos hat is unknown. See more »
"Together, we raped the Horses and rode-off on the Women"
This is the level of humour you'll find throughout the movie.
It's an ironic twist on the Western cliché with a story based on The Magnificent Seven.
The recently out-of-work 3 Movie-Stars are unwittingly employed as bona-fide gun-slingers. They find themselves out-numbered 5:1 by the infamous ("More than Famous, He's In-Famous!"), El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his Banditos.
This impossible situation is soon turned around by quick thinking (Girl A:"I like the one who is not so clever". Girl B:"Which one is that?") and lots of sewing... yes, I said "sewing"!
If you listen to this movie closely, you'll pick-up on a lot of humour that would otherwise be lost.
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