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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 ...
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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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$39,246,734 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally the movie was supposed to star Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Martin mentioned it in a Playboy interview published January 1980, referring to the movie as 'The Three Caballeros'. See more »


During the first strike on the village, the church and some houses are destroyed with dynamite by the bandits. However during the final fight scene, when the bandits are about to enter the apparently deserted village, the church is seen intact. However, immediately following the first attack, the villagers are seen repairing the damage. See more »


Ned Nederlander: This is not a town of weaklings! You can use your strengths against El Guapo. Now, what is it that this town really does well?
Townspeople: Hmmm. Hmmm? Ummm.
[long pause]
Mama Sanchez: We can sew!
Dusty Bottoms: There you go, you can sew.
Ned Nederlander: Ah.
Dusty Bottoms: If only we had known this sooner.
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Referenced in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006) 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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We are the 3 Ah-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMigos!
2 November 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Love it. Love it. Love it. This movie is jam-packed with hilarity. The story is good for an 80s comedy as well. Chase, Martin and Short are a power house as the 3 Amigos. And El Guapo has so many good lines I'm laughing just thinking about them, "Do you even know what a plethora is???" Every time I hear that word I think of him, which is pretty sad I guess. The scene with Dusty Bottoms (Chase), singing at the celebrations as if he has a frog in his throat makes me laugh every time, My little buttercup scene in the tavern with Ned (Short) with the hankerchief on his head, the calls they have to make to summon the invisible swordsman, the part in the desert..."lip balm?" I'm embarrassed to say how many times I have seen this movie, I'm just going to say a lot...and would recommend to everyone!

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