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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$39,246,734
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 (1985). ¡Three Amigos! (1986) followed. See more »

Goofs

During the campfire scene, the cactus above Dusty's head shows shadows of the horses in the closer shot. In the longer shot, there are no shadows on the cactus at all. See more »

Quotes

[Dusty Bottoms is posing as one of El Guapo's men, and El Guapo is struggling to remember who he is and what they've done together]
El Guapo: Oh-ho, you...
Dusty Bottoms: Jose!
[the bandidos cheer]
El Guapo: Together, we...
Dusty Bottoms: Burned the village!
El Guapo: Burned the village!
[the bandidos cheer]
El Guapo: And, uh...
Dusty Bottoms: [trilling the "r"] ... rrrrrrrrraped de horses!
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Shadows
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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Classic
29 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe what a low rating this movie has on here! This is one of the most classic comedies of all time. If for some reason you haven't seen this movie, go rent it and watch it! Me and my friends use quotes from this movie all the time. This movie is definitely on my top ten for comedies. 5 out of 5.


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