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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lucky Day
... Dusty Bottoms
... Ned Nederlander
... El Guapo
... Jefe
... Carmen
Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
... German
Abel Franco ... Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ... Bartender
... Morty
... Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ... Rodrigo
Michael Wren ... Cowboy
... 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:

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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 USA:

$39,246,734
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director John Landis has said of the singing turtle: "That singing turtle was my idea. It's a desert setting, so we needed lots of animals. The animals were on-set with handlers and wires, so they didn't run, but I remember the coyote was the most difficult." 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

Lucky Day: Look up here!
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Connections

Referenced in Showdown at the Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of the Three Amigos
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Extremely Underrated
29 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is an homage to many old comedies: Old jokes, Silent movie

plot lines. It's like a Laurel and Hardy film that was never made.

The movie is the joke. Much like Blazing Saddles or Young

Frankenstein. I don't know why more people don't get the joke and

rate this movie higher. As it is, it is definitely underrated.


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