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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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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 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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)

Gross USA:

$39,246,734
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film Critic Leonard Maltin noted that "Villain Arau [Alfonso Arau (El Guapo)] was one of the key bad guys in The Wild Bunch (1969)". See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Lucky DayNed NederlanderDusty 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 DayNed NederlanderDusty Bottoms: The Three Amigos!
[each does the Amigo salute]
Lucky Day: [sees Carmen has brought the horses] Let's ride!
Lucky DayNed NederlanderDusty Bottoms: [the Three Amigos mount their horses, and ride to stand, horse to horse, with the banditos]
[...]
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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

Referenced in Raising Hope: Blue Dots (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Buttercup
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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User Reviews

 
We are the 3 Ah-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaMigos!
2 November 2004 | by sarahhumphreysdayoffSee all my reviews

Love it. Love it. Love it. This movie is jam-packed with hilarity. The story is good for an 80s comedy as well. Chase, Martin and Short are a power house as the 3 Amigos. And El Guapo has so many good lines I'm laughing just thinking about them, "Do you even know what a plethora is???" Every time I hear that word I think of him, which is pretty sad I guess. The scene with Dusty Bottoms (Chase), singing at the celebrations as if he has a frog in his throat makes me laugh every time, My little buttercup scene in the tavern with Ned (Short) with the hankerchief on his head, the calls they have to make to summon the invisible swordsman, the part in the desert..."lip balm?" I'm embarrassed to say how many times I have seen this movie, I'm just going to say a lot...and would recommend to everyone!


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