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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

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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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Storyline

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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actor | village | bandit | mexico | gringo | See more »

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They're Down On Their Luck And Up To Their Necks In Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos And Bullets!


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12 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Three Caballeros  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,246,734 (USA)
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Despite the notorious financial and critical failure of Heaven's Gate (1980), the Hollywood films industry within about five years of that movie bizarrely revived the oater movie genre during the mid-80s producing a mini-cycle of Western movies of which this western spoof was one. In 1985, the dream factory churned out such Western oaters as Silverado (1985), Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985), Pale Rider (1985) and Lust in the Dust (1985). ¡Three Amigos! (1986) followed in 1986. See more »

Goofs

When Dusty swings into Carmen's room at El Guapo's hideout, the very top of the rope moves all the way across the screen seeming to indicate there is no ceiling. See more »

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Lucky Day: Look up here!
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Referenced in Supercarrier: USS Ronald Reagan (2007) See more »

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BLUE SHADOWS
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Underrated, Underappreciated, and Misunderestimated
14 May 2004 | by (Manama, Bahrain) – See all my reviews

5 reasons to love this film: 1. The sight of Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) telling the incomprehensible, self-indulgent story of when he met Dorothy Gish ("you know, Lillian's sister") to a bunch of patient, albeit bored Mexican kids. 2. Lucky Day (Steve Martin) trying to get his buddies' attention as they break into the studio--progressing from an owl's soft "hoo" to a crowing "LOOKUPHERE...LOOKUPHERE" 3. The opening song and Elmer Bernstein's great score (he also scored the classic comedies "Animal House" and "Stripes") 4. The Three Amigos singing "My Little Buttercup" in a Mexican cantina 5. The Amigos fighting back tears as Lucky Day informs his buddies that, in fact, they have been summoned not to perform, but actually to fight the evil El Guapo--Martin Short's tearful line, "Why am I in Mexico?" is hilarious, almost as funny as Steve Martin's follow-up, "I've been shot already!"

This is an intelligent comedy, one that pokes fun not only at the mythology of the Hollywood western, but at Hollywood itself. The three Amigos is a delight to watch, and a great addition to any family's film collection.


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