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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John Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
Kai Wulff ... German
Abel Franco Abel Franco ... Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Bartender
Jon Lovitz ... Morty
Joe Mantegna ... Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon Philip Gordon ... Rodrigo
Michael Wren Michael Wren ... Cowboy
Gene Hartline ... Silent Movie Bandito
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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:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

First appearance in a starring role for Martin Short. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Dusty Bottoms: Do you have anything here besides Mexican food?
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Alternate Versions

Weirdly, the 1999 DVD cuts off the credits right after the "Print by Deluxe" label first appears. The Blu-ray release corrects this and the credits are shown in their entirety. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Getting Fired Movie Scenes (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Shadows
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Classic
29 December 2002 | by jerbeargoodSee all my reviews

I can't believe what a low rating this movie has on here! This is one of the most classic comedies of all time. If for some reason you haven't seen this movie, go rent it and watch it! Me and my friends use quotes from this movie all the time. This movie is definitely on my top ten for comedies. 5 out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

12 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Amigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,939,000, 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$39,246,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,246,734
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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