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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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Company Credits

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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

The German mail aircraft was a red, black and white Bücker Bü 131, a 1930s basic training aircraft used during World War II. The movie takes place in 1916, but this aircraft had its first flight on April 27, 1934. The aircraft is called a tubman 601, although there is no real aircraft with that name. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Flugelman: It'll be a cold day in hell when Harry Flugelman lets an actor tell *him* what to do!
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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 »


Soundtracks

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

 
Fun
11 February 2002 | by bsincSee all my reviews

This is a funny movie and has some of the funniest actors in it. Chevy Chase, Martin Short and Steve Martin are brilliant in a movie that relies completely on their given talent - comedy. It's sad that not many movies were made, having different comedians in them, like Spies like us, also starring chevy chase opposite to Dan Aykroyd.

A nice attempt to make a movie without a real story, but instead have the actors make up for it. 7/10


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