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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

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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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 ...
Gene Hartline ...
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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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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$39,246,734 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of a number of movie collaborations of husband and wife team of director John Landis and costume designer Deborah Nadoolman. The pair have worked together in those roles in numerous movies that Landis has directed. See more »


At the beginning of the quick draw Ned's gun was placed in the front of his pants. After shooting the German and losing the gun given to him, he pulls his own gun out of his holster. See more »


Lucky Day: What we're talking about is money, real money, Amigo money. No dough, no show.
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Referenced in Tru Calling: Reunion (2004) See more »


The Ballad of the Three Amigos
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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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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