Three Amigos!

Three Amigos!

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Director: John Landis

Cast: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short

     
 

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This slapstick farce features Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin), and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short), as three silent movie cowboy stars who get the axe from their Hollywood studio. Just at that opportune moment, a woman named Carmen (Patrice Martinez) asks them to come to her forgotten little town south of the border and do some work for her, for a… See more details below

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This slapstick farce features Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin), and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short), as three silent movie cowboy stars who get the axe from their Hollywood studio. Just at that opportune moment, a woman named Carmen (Patrice Martinez) asks them to come to her forgotten little town south of the border and do some work for her, for a tidy sum. The three "stooges" agree, thinking they are going to perform their singing cowboy routine, but instead Carmen wants them to get rid of the nasty El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) who is running roughshod over the good citizens of the town. Not the kind of heroes they appear to be in the movies, they have a difficult time helping out the distressed townsfolk.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andy Sullivan
The divinely distinct comic personae of Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, and Martin Short -- each arguably in his movie prime at the time of this 1986 romp -- make Three Amigos the sort of cable perennial that improves with each viewing. Lines such as "Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?" have a way of growing on you, even more so if you first discovered the meaning of the word "plethora" by watching this south-of-the-border farce. Veteran comedy director John Landis (Animal House, Trading Places) takes full advantage of a star-studded cast to blaze a trail of pure silliness while sending up the singing cowboys of early Hollywood. Martin, coming off more sentimental roles in The Lonely Guy and Pennies from Heaven, gets back in touch with his inner Jerk to portray Lucky Day, the leader of the aging silent film stars the Three Amigos. The trio, suddenly bounced from Hollywood, respond to a summons from the small town of Santo Poco, Mexico, where they’ve agreed to "put on a show" with El Guapo, a legendary local actor. But El Guapo is no actor, the banditos are not extras, and those bullets are...real! Playing sidekicks Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander, Chase (Caddyshack) and Short (Innerspace) are perfect comic foils to Martin’s improvisational lead. The trio are complemented by a stellar supporting cast that includes Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz, and Joe Mantegna, who team up to create some of the snappiest one-liners this side of the Wild West. With a lethal mixture of wit, deception, and corny humor, the Three Amigos somehow manage to defeat the outlaws, win the hearts of the locals, and provide a plethora of laughs along the way. It may not be The Magnificent Seven, but magnifico, si!

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
UPC:
0026359000720
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
PG
Source:
Hbo Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Cast & crew bios; scene selections and subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chevy Chase Dusty Bottoms
Steve Martin Lucky Day
Martin Short Ned Nederlander
Patrice Martinez Carmen
Alfonso Arau El Guapo
Joe Mantegna Harry Flugleman
Tony Plana Jefe
Josh Gallegos Bar Patron
Fred Asparagus Bartender
Benita Rosita
Craig Berenson Telegram Delivery Boy
Patrice Camhi Carmen
Betty Carvalho Mama Sanchez
Candy Castillo Bandito #2
Jorge Cervera Bandito #1
Hector Elias Pedro
Rebecca Ferratti Actor
Abel Franco Papa Sanchez
Philip Gordon Rodrigo
Gene Hartline Silent Movie Bandido
Phil Hartman Sam
Tino Insana Studio Guard
William B. Kaplan Silent Movie Bandido
Carl LaFong Tortoise
Sophia Lamour Silent Movie Senorita
Jon Lovitz Morty
Hector Morales Carlos
Santos Morales Telegrapher
Randy Newman Singing Bush
Jeff O'Haco Bandito #3
Dyana Ortelli Juanita
Humberto Ortiz Pablo
Loyda Ramos Conchita
Brian Thompson German's Other Friend
Rebecca Underwood Hot Senorita
Norbert Weisser German's Friend
Michael Wren Cowboy
Kai Wulff German
Brinke Stevens (uncredited)

Technical Credits
John Landis Director,Screenwriter
Dan Allingham Production Manager
Roy Arbogast Special Effects
Leslie Belzberg Associate Producer
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Ronald W. Browne Cinematographer
Jackie Burch Casting
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Leonard Engelman Makeup
Mark Fabus Set Decoration/Design
George Folsey Producer
Jerry Gatlin Stunts
Frank Griffin Makeup
Shirley Kirkes Choreography
Steve Martin Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Lorne Michaels Producer,Screenwriter
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Randy Newman Score Composer,Songwriter,Screenwriter
Mark Reedall Makeup
Ric Sagliani Makeup
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Stan Tropp Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. "The Ballad Of The Three Amigos" [2:59]
2. Mexico, 1916 [6:03]
3. A Cry For Help [2:05]
4. Goldsmith Pictures; Hollywood [7:10]
5. Looking For El Guapo [5:22]
6. "My Little Buttercup" [1:56]
7. Onto Santo Poco [5:33]
8. Banditos! Banditos! [5:22]
9. El Guapo [5:03]
10. 2nd Show, "This Is Real!" [5:39]
11. The Kidnapping [3:31]
12. "The Three Amigos, For Real!" [2:27]
13. "Blue Shadows" [4:49]
14. The Singing Bush [4:17]
15. El Guapo & The German [6:26]
16. The Rescue [8:49]
17. Showdown [7:53]
18. The Getaway [4:41]
19. El Guapo Attacks [5:17]
20. Into The Sunset [3:32]

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