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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,939,000, 14 December 1986

Gross USA:

$39,246,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

John Candy was offered a role in the movie, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

The telegram that Lucky reads aloud is different from the "10-peso version" created by the telegraph operator. However, it was sent by Morse code and it may have been restated or misinterpreted. See more »

Quotes

Ned Nederlander: One time, Dorothy Gish was visiting me on the set of "Little Neddy, Grab Your Gun". And she came up to me and she looked me in the face and - I'd never met her, I'd just known her on films, you know, Dorothy Gish, Lillian's sister - and she looked me in the eyes and she said, "Young man, you have got it." And. Ah! Dorothy Gish. It's a true story.
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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 Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Buttercup
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short
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One Spaghetti Western with Meatballs and Sausage
6 December 2003 | by mwendelSee all my reviews

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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