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
Despite the notorious financial and critical failure of Heaven's Gate (1980), the Hollywood films industry within about five years of that movie revived the oater movie genre during the mid-80s producing a mini-cycle of Western movies, of which this western spoof was one. In 1985, the dream factory churned out such Western oaters as Silverado (1985), Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985), Pale Rider (1985), and Lust in the Dust (1984). ¡Three Amigos! (1986) followed. See more »
In his retelling of a story of meeting Dorothy Gish, Ned Nedlander relates how the actress calls him "Young Man". The film is set sometime around the 1st world war, the story quite a while before. Dorothy Gish did not turn 20 until 1918. Martin Short was 36 when the film was shot. See more »
In a way, all of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be *the actual* El Guapo!
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In the original version of the movie and in the original home video, the scene in Harry Flugelman's office normally concludes with Flugelman shouting, "Your asses have just been streamlined! The Three Amigos are history." For some reason this is missing from the 2011 DVD release and the Blu-ray version. See more »
The spaghetti western meets the three stooges. Martin, Short and Chase deliver one of their most memorable performances as three out of work actors hired, unwittingly, to be real gun fighters.
These three comic greats work with a beautiful chemistry, to make you laugh hard enough to split your pants, every time you watch this movie. One scene rolls, painlessly, into another without making you look at your watch once as The Three Amigos attempt to stop the evil banditos (grungy, greasy, cavorting, drinking and shooting at everything - just as in the spaghetti westerns, but with a sillier and lighter edge versus a serious and menacing one) from taking advantage of the poor peasants.
This is a classic comic film, with real comics pulling out all the stops, that I feel everyone should see. Guaranteed to make everyone laugh!
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