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¡Three Amigos! -- Lucky Day discreetly gets Ned and Dusty's attention.
¡Three Amigos! -- Lucky Day negotiates for a higher salary from producer Harry Flugleman.
¡Three Amigos! -- Dusty Bottoms shares his lip balm, but not his water.
¡Three Amigos! -- Lucky Day tries to escape the shackles of El Guapo's dungeon.
¡Three Amigos! -- The Amigos perform their routine for El Guapo's bandits.


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They're Down On Their Luck And Up To Their Necks In Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos And Bullets!
Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Martin ... Lucky Day

Chevy Chase ... Dusty Bottoms

Martin Short ... Ned Nederlander

Alfonso Arau ... El Guapo

Tony Plana ... Jefe

Patrice Martinez ... Carmen
Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
Kai Wulff ... German
Abel Franco ... Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ... Bartender

Jon Lovitz ... Morty

Joe Mantegna ... Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ... Rodrigo
Michael Wren ... Cowboy

Gene Hartline ... Silent Movie Bandito
William B. Kaplan ... Silent Movie Bandito (as William Kaplan)
Sophia Lamour ... Silent Movie Senorita
Santos Morales ... Telegrapher

Phil Hartman ... Sam (as Philip E. Hartmann)

Tino Insana ... Studio Guard
Craig Berenson ... Telegram Delivery Boy
Joshua Gallegos ... Bar Patron (as Josh Gallegos)

Norbert Weisser ... German's Friend

Brian Thompson ... German's Other Friend

Hector Elias ... Pedro
Hector Morales ... Carlos
Betty Carvalho ... Mama Sanchez
Benita Telles ... Rosita (as Benita)

Dyana Ortelli ... Juanita
Humberto Ortiz ... Pablo
Candy Castillo ... Bandito #2
Jeff O'Haco ... Bandito #3

Loyda Ramos ... Conchita
Carl La Fong ... Tortoise (as Carl LaFong)

Randy Newman ... Singing Bush (voice)

Rebecca Ferratti ... Señorita Kissing Ned (as Rebecca Underwood)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cosmo Mata ... Man in Bar (uncredited)
Brinke Stevens ... Actress in Silent Movie (uncredited)

Tom Tangen ... Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
John Landis 
Writing credits
Steve Martin (written by) and
Lorne Michaels (written by) and
Randy Newman (written by)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... associate producer
George Folsey Jr. .... producer
Steve Martin .... executive producer
Lorne Michaels .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Production Design by
Richard Sawyer 
Art Direction by
Gregory Pickrell 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard  (as Richard Goddard)
Costume Design by
Deborah Nadoolman 
Makeup Department
Jean Austin .... hair stylist
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist (as Virginia D'Arcy)
Leonard Engelman .... makeup artist
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Virginia G. Hadfield .... hair stylist
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
Ric Sagliani .... makeup artist
Linda Trainoff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Dan Allingham .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Corn .... second assistant director
George Folsey Jr. .... second unit director
Steven R. McGlothen .... assistant director
Steven R. McGlothen .... second unit director
Victoria E. Rhodes .... second assistant director
David Sosna .... first assistant director
John M. Stephens .... second unit director (as John Stephens)
Art Department
Larry Clark Bird .... property master (as Larry Bird)
Nigel A. Boucher .... lead man (as Nigel Boucher)
Ronnie Chambers .... lead man (as Ron Chambers)
Chuck Eskridge .... stand-by painter
Mark Fabus .... set designer
Bill Gregory .... lead man
Bob Kargetta .... construction foreman
David F. Klassen .... assistant art director
Dave Margolin .... painter
Joseph Musso .... set illustrator (as Joe Musso)
Dan Ondrejko .... greensman
Jim Ondrejko .... construction foreman
James F. Orendorff .... construction coordinator
Gregory Pickrell .... assistant art director
Richard Reynolds .... assistant art director
Kenneth Robertson .... head painter foreman (as Ken H. Robertson)
Jerry Sargent .... construction foreman
Marla Sawyer .... art department assistant
John Schacht .... lead man
Alex Scutti Jr. .... plaster foreman
Mark Sparks .... propmaker
Stan Tropp .... set designer
Vinnie Vecchio .... props
Frank White .... labor foreman
Clyde Zimmerman .... painter foreman
Ken Zimmerman .... assistant property master
Michael Denering .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recordist
Jeff Bushelman .... sound editor
Charles L. Campbell .... sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor (as Samuel Crutcher)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recordist
Louis L. Edemann .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Robert Glass .... sound re-recordist (as Robert J. Glass)
William B. Kaplan .... sound mixer
David Kelson .... cable person
Steven Klinghoffer .... cable person (as Steve Klinghoffer)
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recordist (as Buzz Knudsen)
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (as Colin Mouat)
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recordist
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (as David Whittaker)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special effects
Michael Burnett .... animatronic animals
Tony Gardner .... animatronic animals
William Lee .... special effects
Tom Lifsey .... special effects
George Paine .... special effects assistant
Dick Wood .... special effects (as Richard Wood)
Tim Turner .... assistant: animatronic animals (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Norm Stangl .... visual effects: Nelvana Ltd.
Lisa Atkinson .... optical painter and quality control (uncredited)
Norm Stangl .... animator: singing horses (uncredited)
Cynthia Ward .... animator (uncredited)
Roy Bonner .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts
Steve Cremin .... stunts
Phil Culotta .... stunts (as Philip Culotta)
Tom Elliott .... stunts (as Tom Elliot)
Richard Epper .... stunts
Gil Escandon .... stunts (as Gil Escandor)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator
Joie Gatlin .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Bob Herron .... stunts (as Robert Herron)
Johnny Hock .... stunt double (as John Hock)
Daniel Holguín .... stunts (as Daniel Holguin)
Loren Janes .... stunts
Robert Jauregui .... stunt double (as Bob Jauregui)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunts (as Tracy Keehn)
Walt La Rue .... stunts
James Lasley .... stunts
Clay M. Lilley .... stunts (as Clay Lilley)
Jack Lilley .... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Bobby McLaughlin .... stunts
Gene Merlino .... stunts
Jeffrey Meyer .... stunts
Daniel O'Haco .... stunts (as Danny O'Haco)
Kathleen O'Haco .... stunt double
Bruce Randall .... stunts (as Bruce Wayne Randall)
Larry Randles .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Michael Stull .... stunts
Robert Tebow .... stunts
R.L. Tolbert .... stunts
Grady Walker .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunt double (as Rock Walker)
Mike Watson .... stunts
Jennifer Watson-Johnston .... stunts (as Jennifer Watson)
Gary Robert .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Boldroff .... dolly grip
Greg Cantrell .... electrician
Philip Caplan .... camera operator (as Phil Caplan)
Ed Cooper .... electrician
George Dunagan .... electrician
Norman Glasser .... gaffer (as Norm Glasser)
Peter Hapke .... camera operator
Robert LaBonge .... first assistant camera
Johnny London Jr. .... grip
Tom D. May .... second grip (as Tom May)
Spencer McDonald .... second assistant camera
Steven C. McGee .... electrician
Reggie Newkirk .... additional assistant camera
Jeffrey W. Petersen .... electrician
Bill Rustic .... grip
George R. Schrader .... grip
Gary W. Shaw .... lighting technician
James M. Sheppherd .... key grip (as Jim Sheppherd)
John M. Stephens .... camera operator: second unit (as John Stephens)
Oscar H. Stevens II .... video assist
Francis X. Valdez III .... electrician
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... grip (as Manny Vouniozos)
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
John R. Shannon .... still photographer (uncredited)
Emmanuel Vouniozos .... on-set technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Billy DaMota .... casting assistant
Tom Tangen .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer
Lorraine Dawson .... costumer
Kelly Kimball .... assistant costume designer
Hugo Peña .... costumer: men (as Hugo Pena)
Dennis Schoonderwoerd .... costumer
Linda Serijan .... costumer
Stephen P. Shubin .... costumer (as Steve Shubin)
Pamela Wise .... costumer: women (as Pam Wise)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Lisa Zeno Churgin .... first assistant editor
Lori Hollingshead .... assistant editor
Bob Noland .... color timer
Eric Whitfield .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Kathy Durning .... music editor
Randy Newman .... songs: music and lyrics by
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
David Spear .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Paul Mottram .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steve Boyd .... transportation captain
Anne Renfro .... transportation captain
Jeff F. Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Benjamin Rivera .... driver
Other crew
James S. Appleby .... aerial coordinator (as Jim Appleby)
Michelle Butin .... production assistant
Pamela Cederquist .... production assistant
Pam Cornfeld-Walker .... production coordinator (as Pam Cornfeld)
Phil Cowling .... wrangler
Dan Curry .... title designer
Robert Davenport .... wrangler (as Bobby Davenport)
Sharon Dolin .... secretary: Mr. Landis
Mark Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Jim Franklin .... pilot: Tubman 601
Karlene Gallegly .... location scout
John Grace .... location manager: second unit
Bruce Hanson .... craft service
Sharon Haskell .... title designer
Saul Kahan .... publicist
Saul Kahan .... unit publicist
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Deborah Laub .... location manager
David R. Lawson .... first aid
David R. Lawson .... medic
Stevie Lazo .... assistant production accountant
Kenneth Lee .... wrangler
Joel Lomax .... wrangler
Mike Morkri .... production assistant
Boone Narr .... animal trainer
Sharon Nederlander .... assistant production coordinator
Arvo Ojala .... gun coach
Rex Peterson .... wrangler
Corky Randall .... head wrangler
Anne Rapp .... script supervisor
Mark Roberts .... extras coordinator (as Mark A. Roberts)
Cliff T.E. Roseman .... location manager
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... production assistant (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Sidney Sharron .... teacher
Phil Smith .... animal trainer
Jim Turner .... financial consultant
Kristan Wagner .... location manager
Carole Wattles .... assistant accountant
Janet L. Wattles .... production accountant
Carol Westphall .... additional script supervisor
Roy Williams .... wrangler
Tony Gardner .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Chris Stiles .... production assistant (uncredited)
Peter Bernstein .... special thanks
Dan Curry .... special thanks
Max Landis .... special thanks
Rachel Landis .... special thanks
Christopher Palmer .... special thanks

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104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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MXN to US Dollar exchange would have been about a little over 2 Pesos to 1 Dollar in 1920 adjusting for inflation would have netted a 2,500,000 stipend in 2014. In 1986 100,000 pesos would have netted 1000 US dollars before the peso revaluation in mid 1990's. Their payment would have been about 10000 US Dollars in 2014.See more »
Continuity: When the Amigos approach the Singing Bush, the instructions Dusty reads for summoning the Invisible Swordsman require each of them to fire a shot in the air and say a magic phrase. Instead, they perform the ritual in reverse, saying the magic phrase first and then firing a shot.See more »
Lucky Day, Ned Nederlander, Dusty Bottoms:[the Three Amigos step out into the street while Carmen gets the horses]
Bandito #3:If I don't get some tequila, somebody's gonna die!
[Shoots the clay pots off the railing at one of the nearby homes]
Lucky Day:I'm Lucky Day!
Ned Nederlander:I'm Ned Nederlander!
Dusty Bottoms:And I'm Dusty Bottoms! And together we are...
Lucky Day, Ned Nederlander, Dusty Bottoms:The Three Amigos!
[each does the Amigo salute]
Lucky Day:[sees Carmen has brought the horses] Let's ride!
Lucky Day, Ned Nederlander, Dusty Bottoms:[the Three Amigos mount their horses, and ride to stand, horse to horse, with the banditos]
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
He does not kill crying women!, 1 October 2004
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

Before comedic artists came into Hollywood demanding they attempt a role in a very serious film, there were films like Three Amigos. Riddled with laughs, upon laugh, upon laughs, this wildly enjoyable romp through the open desert could only have been accomplished by three of our favorite comedians.

Those are Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short. To say that anyone in today's cinema can come close to the genius of these three powerhouses would be a lie. While I do believe that Ryan Reynolds is a very close to becoming the next Chase, nobody else can match their style, humor, and elegance. Comedy was not just a job for these three, it was an art.

Three Amigos places us in a small town that is searching for some heroes that will help them get rid of some local hoodlums. Mistaking the opportunity as work, our three protagonists rush into the town prepared for the show of a lifetime. Little do they know, they are soon going to be fighting life and death. Thankfully, seriousness is in low amounts in this film, and comic hijinks ensure. Our three stumble through bars, the desert, and the final hide-a-way before their creative finale.

I remember watching this film with my family when I was really young. I remember laughing at everything these three bumbling idiots did, and how impressed I was by the grace they did it with. As I grew older, this film remained with me. These three actors represent some of the funniest moments in cinematic history, and here they are gathered together to make a film. I loved this movie. I loved the absurdity, the randomness, and the sheer fun of these types of films. I miss this type of physical, pseudo-intellectual humor. I miss laughing as much as I did when I first watched this film, and when I watch it over and over again. The simplistic nature of this film allows it to be enjoyed at any time during your life. Martin, Short, and Chase are at the top of their game and never let go. It is sad to see these actors getting less and less work today.

Overall, this film impressed me. It is funny, enjoyable, and so silly that you don't need to wade through the bathroom humor to get to the good stuff. It is all right there. I suggest this film to anyone that is looking to laugh and be entertained!

Grade: ***** out of *****

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