¡Three Amigos!

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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Release Year: 1986

Rating: 6.1/10 (28,345 voted)

John Landis

Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short

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.

Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels


Steve Martin

Lucky Day

Chevy Chase

Dusty Bottoms

Martin Short

Ned Nederlander

Alfonso Arau

El Guapo

Tony Plana


Patrice Martinez


Jorge Cervera Jr.

Bandito #1

(as Jorge Cervera)

Kai Wulff


Abel Franco

Papa Sanchez

Fred Asparagus


Jon Lovitz


Joe Mantegna

Harry Flugleman

Philip Gordon


Michael Wren


Gene Hartline

Silent Movie Bandito

They're Down On Their Luck And Up To Their Necks In Senoritas, Margaritas, Banditos And Bullets!

Release Date: 12 December 1986

Filming Locations: Coronado National Forest, Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Gross: $39,246,734

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


The cantina at the beginning of the movie is named "Cantina el Borracho'. This is Spanish for "Bar of the Drunk".


When the Amigo's believe they are performing a show for the towns people, Lucky gets shot in the left arm with a real bullet. You can clearly see blood on his costume, but in all the scenes to follow there is no blood.


El Guapo:
[as he first sees the Three Amigos riding in a circle shooting blanks in the air]
I like these guys! They are funny guys!

User Review

Extremely Underrated

Rating: 10/10

This is an homage to many old comedies: Old jokes, Silent movie

plot lines. It's like a Laurel and Hardy film that was never made.

The movie is the joke. Much like Blazing Saddles or Young

Frankenstein. I don't know why more people don't get the joke and

rate this movie higher. As it is, it is definitely underrated.