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Anachronisms 

Although the film is set in 1916 as stated at the beginning, jet contrails can be seen in the sky as the boys are singing the "Amigos" theme before the opening credits.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the three amigos are singing by the campfire, Dusty is holding what appears to be a nylon-string guitar. When he starts to play Blue Shadows, the sound we hear is from a steel-string guitar.
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Continuity 

The Amigos believe they are performing a show for the people of the village, and Lucky, assuming the banditos are actors also, objects vigorously when he gets wounded in the arm by a real bullet fired by one of the banditos. In the ensuing gunfights toward the end of the story, the Amigos are firing real bullets themselves, but there is no explanation of where their real bullets came from.
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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.
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When the black & white "Three Amigos" film is being shown in church, we see from a distance a square projection. However, when we move in for close-up shots, the "square" screen becomes a widescreen.
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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.
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Ned's chrome-plated pistol jumps from being stuffed down the front of his pants to his holster between cuts after the gun battle.
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The dirt on Ned's face after he drinks from his canteen changes. It first just covers his mouth and nose, then in later shots the dirt covers most of his face and forehead.
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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.
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When Jefe is shot, the stunt man who falls from his horse drops his pistol as his hands hit the ground. When Jefe rolls back onto his feet (in the next shot), he's holding his pistol as if he never dropped it.
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When Ned Nederlander is swinging on the ropes, he gets his boots stuck in a piñata. At first his boot tips are going to get stuck as he is facing the sky. The next scene he his boot heels are stuck in the piñata and he is facing the ground.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the three amigos are singing by the campfire, and all the animals are gathering near, you can see the shadow of a crew member on the right side of the screen.
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In the wide-screen DVD version, in the Singing Bush scene there is crew and equipment visible on the left side.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The telegram that Lucky reads aloud is different from the "10-peso version" created by the telegraph operator. However, it was sent by Morse code and it may have been restated or misinterpreted.
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During the first strike on the village, the church and some houses are destroyed with dynamite by the bandits. However during the final fight scene, when the bandits are about to enter the apparently deserted village, the church is seen intact. However, immediately following the first attack, the villagers are seen repairing the damage.
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Revealing mistakes 

There does not appear to be any thread in any of the sewing machines during the costume creating scenes toward the end of the movie.
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At El Guapo's birthday party, as he stands to open his present, his chair gets stuck to his behind and Jefe is forced to pull it off for him.
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When the Three Amigos are escaping on the airplane with Carmen, the string holding up the plane is visible when it curves to the right.
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When the Three Amigos jump onto their horses from behind, you can see three mini tramps behind the horses.
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Dusty's guitar grips don't change in accordance with the music heard, in fact he's using the same grip in each shot we see him play the guitar.
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At the beginning of the quick draw Ned's gun was placed in the front of his pants. After shooting the German and losing the gun given to him, he pulls his own gun out of his holster.
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As the Three Amigos fly into the village of Santo Poco, a right banking turn, wires attached to the plane can be clearly seen flashing under studio lighting, revealing the scene to be a studio model.
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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.
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