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¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  12 December 1986 (USA)
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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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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 ...
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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


PG | See all certifications »

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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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Phil Hartman:  The Saturday Night Live (1975) veteran as Sam, a Goldsmith Pictures executive. See more »


During the campfire scene, the cactus above Dusty's head shows shadows of the horses in the closer shot. In the longer shot, there are no shadows on the cactus at all. See more »


Lucky Day: What we're talking about is money, real money, Amigo money. No dough, no show.
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The Singing Bush
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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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