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
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 »
When Jefe is shot, the stunt man who falls from his horse drops his pistol as his hands hit the ground. When Jefe rolls back onto his feet (in the next shot), he's holding his pistol as if he never dropped it. See more »
Are gringos falling from the sky?
[Ned falls from overhead and lands with a thud]
Yes, El Guapo.
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"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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