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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

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Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
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German
Abel Franco ...
Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ...
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Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ...
Michael Wren ...
Cowboy
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Three Caballeros  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,246,734 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg considered directing the film but chose to do E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) instead. He has said in interviews his choices for the roles of the Three Amigos were Steve Martin for Lucky Day, Bill Murray for Dusty Bottoms and Robin Williams for Ned Nederlander. Spielberg would later direct Williams in Hook (1991). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucky Day: Look up here!
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Connections

Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #1.68 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Buttercup
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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"Together, we raped the Horses and rode-off on the Women"
16 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the level of humour you'll find throughout the movie.

It's an ironic twist on the Western cliché with a story based on The Magnificent Seven.

The recently out-of-work 3 Movie-Stars are unwittingly employed as bona-fide gun-slingers. They find themselves out-numbered 5:1 by the infamous ("More than Famous, He's In-Famous!"), El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his Banditos.

This impossible situation is soon turned around by quick thinking (Girl A:"I like the one who is not so clever". Girl B:"Which one is that?") and lots of sewing... yes, I said "sewing"!

If you listen to this movie closely, you'll pick-up on a lot of humour that would otherwise be lost.


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