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)
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
Jorge Cervera Jr.
(as Jorge Cervera)
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
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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.
[as he first sees the Three Amigos riding in a circle shooting blanks in the air]
I like these guys! They are funny guys!
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.