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
Randy Newman, who wrote some of the songs for this movie, was the voice of the singing bush. This was possibly a reference to the burning bush from the Holy Bible's book of Exodus. Moses' (the Amigos') vision to guide the oppressed Hebrews (Santa Pocans) into freedom. See more »
In the wide-screen DVD version, in the Singing Bush scene there is crew and equipment visible on the left side. See more »
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 »
"Together, we raped the Horses and rode-off on the Women"
This is the level of humour you'll find throughout the movie.
It's an ironic twist on the Western cliché with a story based on The Magnificent Seven.
The recently out-of-work 3 Movie-Stars are unwittingly employed as bona-fide gun-slingers. They find themselves out-numbered 5:1 by the infamous ("More than Famous, He's In-Famous!"), El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his Banditos.
This impossible situation is soon turned around by quick thinking (Girl A:"I like the one who is not so clever". Girl B:"Which one is that?") and lots of sewing... yes, I said "sewing"!
If you listen to this movie closely, you'll pick-up on a lot of humour that would otherwise be lost.
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