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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

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Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Bandito #1 (as Jorge Cervera)
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German
Abel Franco ...
Papa Sanchez
Fred Asparagus ...
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Harry Flugleman
Philip Gordon ...
Michael Wren ...
Cowboy
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$39,246,734 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Landis said in an Empire magazine piece on the film, that it was taken out of his hands in post-production by the studio (Orion Pictures), and heavily edited. It had its first scene cut for instance. See more »

Goofs

Dusty's guitar grips don't change in accordance with the music heard, in fact he's using the same grip in each shot we see him play the guitar. See more »

Quotes

Lucky DayNed Nederlander: [singing] My little Buttercup has the sweetest smile/ Dear little Buttercup, won't you stay a while?/ We'll settle down together in a cottage built for two/ Oh, Dear little Buttercup, I love you!
Lucky Day: [motioning for people to join in singing] C'mon, everybody!
Lucky DayNed Nederlander: My little Buttercup has the sweetest...
[points to man]
Patron: Es-smile!
Lucky DayNed Nederlander: Dear little Buttercup, won't you stay a...
[points to another man]
Patron #2: While! While!
Lucky DayNed Nederlander: We'll settle down together in a cottage built for two, ohh...
[Lucky and Ned point to group at table]
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Sophia's Wedding: Part 1 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Singing Bush
(uncredited)
Performed by Randy Newman
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Extremely Underrated
29 July 2003 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

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.


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