Comedy Cinema – This Week – Three Amigos!

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Three Amigos

About the Film

Summary of Plot

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

– iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 41 Minutes


John Landis

Box Office Opening Weekend




Steve Martin – Lucky Day
Chevy Chase – Dusty Bottoms
Martin Short – Ned Nederlander
Alfonso Arau – El Guapo
Tony Plana – Jefe

Song From the OST


  • Steve Martin learned the lasso tricks while working in a magic shop at Disneyland as a teenager.
  • The bats hunted by Ned is actually fried bacon, served on skewers.
  • This is the only film written by composer Randy Newman.
  • While singing the opening song, the Three Amigos simultaneously hold the high note for 14 seconds.
  • The musical score is provided by Elmer Bernstein, who also did the rousing score from The Magnificent Seven (1960) which this film parodies.
  • John Candy was offered a role in the movie, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.

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