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íThree Amigos! [1986] (1 disc)

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Director:John Landis
Writer:Lorne Michaels
Randy Newman
Steve Martin
Composer:Elmer Bernstein
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:56%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Romance
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Synopsis: Three silent-era actors are mistaken for real heroes and brought in to defend a small Mexican town.


Reaction: Silly and nonsensical by design, this is a funny and very quotable movie well known by an entire generation.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
John Landis => Director
Lorne Michaels => Writer
Randy Newman => Writer / Singing Bush (voice)
Steve Martin => Writer / Lucky Day
Elmer Bernstein => Composer
Alfonso Arau => El Guapo
Benita Marti => Rosita (as Benita)
Betty Carvalho => Mama Sanchez
Brian Thompson => German's Other Friend
Chevy Chase => Dusty Bottoms
Dyana Ortelli => Juanita
Fred Asparagus => Bartender
Hector Elias => Pedro
Hector Morales => Carlos
Jeff O'Haco => Bandito #3
Joe Mantegna => Harry Flugleman
Jon Lovitz => Morty
Kai Wulff => German
Martin Short => Ned Nederlander
Norbert Weisser => German's Friend
Patrice Martinez => Carmen
Phil Hartman => Sam (as Philip E. Hartmann)
Philip Gordon => Rodrigo
Rebecca Ferratti => Se˝orita Kissing Ned (as Rebecca Underwood)
Santos Morales => Telegrapher
Sophia Lamour => Silent Movie Senorita
Tony Plana => Jefe

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • While singing the opening song the Three Amigos simultaneously hold that high note for 14 seconds.
  • The bats caught by Ned, is actually fried bacon, served on skewers.
  • John Landis states, had Martin Short turned down the role of Ned, he would have then approached Rick Moranis to play the role.
  • El Guapo's second in command is named Jefe... This word literally translates to "head," but more accurately translates to "boss." "El Guapo" is Spanish for "The Handsome One" or "The Ladies' Man".
  • Steven Spielberg considered directing the film but chose to do E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial instead. He has said in interviews his choices for the roles of the Three Amigos were Steve Martin for Lucky Day, Bill Murray for Dusty Bottoms and Robin Williams for Ned Nederlander.
  • Originally the movie was supposed to star Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and [?] John Belushi. Martin mentioned it in a [Playboy] interview published January 1980, referring to the movie as The Three Caballeros.
  • Lucky Day (Steve Martin) is the only one of the Amigos to get shot in the movie. Once in his left shoulder, and once in his right foot.
  • The movie billboard behind Steve Martin when he is trying to break into the studio to retrieve the Three Amigos costumes is an advertisement for the movie The Dueling Cavalier starring Miss Reynolds. [?] Debbie Reynolds starred in Singin' in the Rain in which the talkie movie they were trying to make was called, The Dueling Cavalier.
  • Chevy Chase's favorite film of his own.
  • The cantina at the beginning of the movie is named "Cantina el Borracho'. This is Spanish for "Bar of the Drunk".