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
The Video & DVD Guide said this film was a "send-up of The Cowboy Star (1936)' whilst Halliwell's said that it was a "take-off of The Magnificent Seven (1960)". Moreover, Movies on TV & Videocassette said that it was a "spoof of Mexican bandit movies" whilst Rating the Movies said that the picture was a "spoof of B-westerns". Further, show-business trade paper 'Variety' stated that this "film is a takeoff of The Magnificent Seven (1960)" and parodies "the style of a number of other classic westerns". See more »
When the Amigo's believe they are performing a show for the towns people, Lucky gets shot in the left arm with a real bullet. You can clearly see blood on his costume, but in all the scenes to follow there is no blood. See more »
Time for plan B. Plan A was to break into El Guapo's fortress.
And that you have done, now what?
Well we really dont have a plan B. We didn't expect for the first plan to work. Sometimes you can overplan these things.
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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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