Unemployed movie cowboy stars head to Mexico, where they find themselves confronting a bandito. So-so script is redeemed by three of the funniest men in Hollywood!
The Amigos realize that El Guapo is trying to kill them.
Lucky Day discreetly gets Ned and Dusty's attention.
The Amigos perform their routine for El Guapo's bandits.
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In 1916, a young woman from the village of Santa Poco lures three out-of-work silent film stars to Mexico to help take on the ruthless El Guapo and his gang. Seizing the chance to earn much-needed cash, the amigos head south of the border, but soon discover they’ve been mistaken as their on-screen heroic characters. Starring the top comics of our time, the outrageous antics never end with these Three Amigos! Steve Martin is Lucky Day, the fast-talking leader of the bunch, Chevy Chase is Dusty Bottoms, a guitar-strumming romantic, and Martin Short is Ned Nederlander, Hollywood’s quickest sharp-shooter. From crazy mishaps to colorful musical numbers, this trio of accidental heroes elevates the Western to hilarious heights. Legendary comedy director John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers) serves up a fiesta of unforgettable laughs in a quotable classic that gets funnier every time you watch it.
A trio of silver-screen Western heroes are summoned to the town of Santa Poco, Mexico, which is under siege by bloodthirsty bandits. Believing it's just a 'personal appearance,' they answer the call and find they're up against real banditos!
All-star musical follows Steve Martin ("Bowfinger," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Father of the Bride") as a womanizing sheet-music salesman who's married to hapless Jessica Harper ("My Favorite Year") but carries on an affair with a schoolteacher, Tony-winner Bernadette Peters ("Annie"). Set during the Depression, it features lyp-synced songs from the greats of that era, including Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Also stars Oscar-winner Christopher Walken ("The Deer Hunter," "Brainstorm," "The Dead Zone"). Produced and directed by Oscar-nominee Herbert Ross ("The Vanishing Point," "The Sunshine Boys") with stunning black and white cinematography by Oscar-nominee Gordon Willis ("The Godfather," "Annie Hall"). Based on the successful British TV series by Dennis Potter whose adapted script earned an Oscar-nomination.
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